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    CMRC provides group home and supported housing services designed to assist individuals with Serious Mental Illness in making the transition to independent living in a community setting. The Supervised Living Program provides services to forty-eight (48) adult men and women who reside in four group homes on the CMRC campus.  The Supported Living Program provides services to twenty-four (24) individuals that do not require close supervision, but benefit from moderate levels of on-going support and structure as they work to generalize the skills, routines, and positive behaviors they have acquired and to develop increased confidence in their ability to succeed in an independent living environment.  These individuals reside in twelve two-bedroom duplex apartments located on the east side of the CMRC campus.

    Individuals in both programs participate in various daily activities for self-care and care of the home environment that include housekeeping chores and meal preparation.  Psycho-educational and skills-training groups, case management, individual psychotherapy, and medication management are provided to address individual needs.  Individuals also receive assistance and encouragement to access resources in the community for employment, school / educational pursuits, outpatient treatment options available through other providers, volunteer work, vocational training programs, and other meaningful activities that will facilitate the achievement of their personal goals.

    Admission Criteria:

    1. Twenty-one (21) years of age or older;

    2. Primary psychiatric diagnosis of a serious mental illness;

    3. Negative Urinary Drug Analysis on date of admission; positive results are ​​evaluated on a case by case basis.  Individual must express a desire/intention to maintain sobriety;

    4. Have no pending legal charges;

    5. Psychiatrically stable with no recent serious suicidal or homicidal ideation/actions;

    6. Exhibits need for the level of support and structure provided by the Supervised or Supported Living Programs;

    7. Desire / Willingness to participate in structured, meaningful activities of daily living, educational programming and/or vocational training/activities;

    8. Willingness to abide by terms of the CMRC Program Contract and Supervised Living Program Rent/Lease Agreement.


Central Mississippi Residential Center’s, Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a sixteen (16) bed short-term psychiatric stabilization program for adult men and women with mental health needs. Individuals may request voluntary treatment or be admitted on a “Writ to Hold” or Chancery Court Order. The purpose of this program is to provide early stabilization services in order to reduce the need for commitment or long-term hospitalization. The average length of stay is approximately three (3) to five (5) days for voluntary admissions and seven (7) to ten (10) days for involuntary admission.


Individuals 18 years of age and older who are in need of acute mental health services.

Individuals must be medically stable (e.g., ambulatory, no uncontrolled acute or chronic medical conditions, no dementia diagnosis, or need for medically supervised detoxification). Services are provided for individuals residing in Clarke, Hinds, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Smith counties.


All admissions are pre-scheduled. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. To initiate the admission process, call 601-683-4300 twenty four hours/day and ask to speak with a nurse.

Personal items to bring:

  • All current medications
  • Proof of insurance or Medicaid benefits
  • Tobacco products
  • Clothing: ​​​​​​
    • 3 sets of clothes
    • 1 pair of shoes
    • 1 Pair of slippers
    • 3 pair of socks
    • 3 sets of undergarments
    • Shorts must be knee length
    • No tank tops or low cut blouses
  • Approved hygiene products may be brought: ​​​​​​
    • Liquid bath soap
    • Shampoo
    • Shampoo
    • Deodorant
    • 5 beauty products/items allowed
  • Do Not Bring:
    • Alcohol-based products
    • Food products
    • Electrical equipment
    • Cell phones
    • Cigarette lighters
  • Things to Remember: ​​​​​​
    • You will be placed on unit supervision for at least 24 hours for evaluation and therapeutic purposes
    • Your treatment team will determine when you are eligible for the following privileges ​​​​​​
      • Phone calls
      • Meals in the cafeteria
      • Visitors
      • Day passes
      • Supervised outside activities
      • Passes must be scheduled in advance by calling the Social Worker or designee
    • Your Treatment Team Includes:
      • Psychiatrist
      • Nurse Practitioner
      • Registered Nurse
      • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
      • Psychologists/Psychology Technicians
      • Direct Care Staff


Footprints is a day center that offers a safe, caring and activity oriented place for individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or one of the other forms of dementia. Footprints provides a structured setting for activities such as  socializing, exercise/physical activity, reminiscing, music and art therapy. In addition, The Caregiver Connection Support Group meets monthly and provides support for Alzheimer’s / Dementia Caregivers. Participating in Footprints helps the individual to remain at home and allows the older adult to maintain their role within the family unit, while providing caregivers the time needed to attend to the tasks of daily life, remain in the workforce, or take a much needed break. The hours of operation are: Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

​For more information about this program please call 601-683-4320 or download our online brochure.

  • 701 Northside Drive
    Newton, MS 39345
  • Phone (601) 683-4200
    Fax (601) 683-4210
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ​