Md. Center For Mentally Disabled To Close
CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley is proposing closure of a state center for the intellectually disabled in Cumberland.
The July shutdown of the Joseph D. Brandenburg Center is among nearly $1 billion in cost-saving measures the administration outlined Friday.
The center has eight residents, down from a high of 57 about 15 years ago.
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says Brandenburg has 18 staff members and about a dozen contract workers.
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