Freeman Center could have to cut 75% of programs

POSTED: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 8:22am
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am

WACO -- The Freeman Center in Waco will be downsizing over the next year. The drug and alcohol treatment center is the only facility in Central Texas that has residential treatment facilities for people struggling with addiction.

Director of the Freeman Center, Dan Worley, says they will be cutting back 75 percent of their programs to reduce their reliance on state funding.

"We're already providing these services for more than what we get reimbursed. So, any cut at all would be just devastating, but it's really hard for the people that we historically have served to muster any kind of political force to say hey wait a minute we need help, too," said Worley.

It costs about $8,200 a day to run the center, and Worley says they aren't sure which programs they will faze out. Right now, they are looking at the women and children's home.


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