Mental health provider halts area services in Madison, Buncombe counties | Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — Desiree Roberts and her colleagues spent this week telling dozens of mentally ill patients in Madison County they would have to find another place to get care.

Patton Counseling notified its 17 employees on Monday that they would be furloughed on Tuesday, essentially suspending services for hundreds of clients in Madison and Buncombe counties.

“They don’t know what they are going to do,” Roberts, a support specialist, said of her clients. “We should have had 30 days notice to get these clients transitioned to somebody else. This is unethical to do this.”

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