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Keep DHS Centers Open

Letter to the Editor


October 10, 2019

By Minerva Gordon, Secretary of ACE, Parents of residents of Ebensburg Center

I would like to respond to the Pennsylvania Department Of Human Services’ three-year plan to close two state centers and transition the residents to community living, announced Aug. 14

Right now, we as taxpayers are doing the right thing for the care of the most fragile of our citizens, the profoundly mentally disabled.

The main reason why it is so expensive is because admissions are closed by the state government and only a judge’s order can get them admitted to one of the centers. In other words, Gov. Tom...

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