The Huntingdon County Drop In Center is facing budget cuts that director Larry Strait says will result in an increase in public expenses in the long run.
The Drop In Center has been in operation since 1994, serving area residents with mental disabilities as a community center that provides nutritional and educational needs, as well as opportunities for socialization. Tom Weyandt, center member and volunteer, estimated that the center serves between 40 and 50 people a day.
The cuts that threaten the center’s operation are a result of the 27 percent decrease in funds the state proposed to make in the mental health section of the MH/MR budget.
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