Unique Mississippi Crisis Center hopes to Avoid Budget Cuts

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

Because of budget issues in Mississippi, many state agencies are seeing their own budgets cut.

One area that is could be effected by this is the Central Mississippi Residential Center in Newton. The center is one of six crisis centers across the state.

Our John Johnson spoke with Debbie Ferguson about the center in Newton. She is the director of the center and says their crisis center is unique from others.

"We also operate 48 group home beds and we operate a day program for individuals with Alzheimer's," says Debbie Ferguson.

Ferguson says the aim of their center is to get away from long term hospitalization and to move individuals out into the community. The Central Mississippi Residential Center is going on it's eighth year of operation.

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