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Mental Health Provider Closing Due to No Illinois Budget

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The director of the primary provider of outpatient mental health services in DeWitt County says it will shut July 1 because of the lack of a state budget.  Executive Director Lynn Scoville says the DeWitt County Human Resource Center board voted to stop providing services after June 30. 

The center serves about 500 people. Its services include outpatient mental health therapy, and counseling and crisis intervention.  The center is looking for other health providers can take over its programs.  DeWitt County mental health board administrator Sharon Mills says no other agencies in the area provide the same services.

The center receives about 65% of its funding from the state and federal government.  The state grants haven't been paid since last July.

The Dewitt County Human Resource Center is also conducting a gofundme.com campaign to raise $125,000.

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