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Closing center would disrupt lives

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On behalf of my nephew, Bret, who is a resident at Southwestern Virginia Training Center, I thank Chris Brooke and The Gazette for all your time and articles on the proposed closing of the center.
We are fighting to keep the residents their homes and the hundreds of employees their jobs.
This is a great facility with personnel to care for all their needs, and home to these residents who cannot speak for themselves.
They do not want changes to disrupt their lives. They like structure and need it and have it here.
Most of the residents require 24/7 monitoring and this would be impossible in a group home or foster home.
Shirley Salyer
Bristol