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Community Mental Health board discusses end of Transitions Programs

Posted: 9:14 AM, Jun 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-22 13:14:53Z

The Tri-County Community Mental Health board met to discuss plans to end the Transition Programs.

The programs offer social, skills and job training for hundreds of mid-Michigan adults with disabilities. Parents, guardians and others were invited to speak to community mental heath board members.

Earlier this month parents got the news of the closure, and it wasn't easy to swallow. They tell News 10 the transitions programs have helped their loved ones for years, some even over a decade

They say it's a place of structure that is not offered at other places. It also given them a choice to explore the community as a group or stay back at the facility and work.

CMH says the reason they're shutting down the transitions programs because they are not in compliance with state regulations. They say the buildings themselves where the programs are kept are too isolated from society.