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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Stokes is wary of mental-health cuts

It ties financing to current services

By Sherry Youngquist
Winston-Salem Journal

Stokes County officials say they are trying to head off proposed changes to the county's mental-health program administered by CenterPoint.

The cuts could include closing outpatient psychiatric services in King and limiting those services in Danbury.

Commissioners say they have met with CenterPoint officials and say that the amount of county money going to CenterPoint depends on whether the agency continues to provide its current services.

If the center in King continues to be open four days a week and the one in Danbury once a week, some commissioners say they will recommend the current county appropriation of $398,830 to CenterPoint for fiscal year 2006-07.


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