Alabama Department of Human Resources Cuts An Adult Services Program

(WSFA) - Montgomery - A long running state program is now on the chopping block.

WSFA 12 News has confirmed Alabama's Department of Human Resources will cut adult homemaker services in August. The program helps elderly, disabled and at-risk adults with daily routines like errands and housework.

Carolyn Lapsley is the Deputy Commissioner for Children & Family Services. She tells WSFA 12 News, "We're working very hard to minimize the impact of these cuts on the communities and to only cut things that we just have to cut. We are still in the process of deciding how to manage the rest of the budget for next year and what additional cuts we will have to make."

About 1,200 adults benefit from the program that began in the 1970's. The state is working with local groups to try to help those in need.