Update on Human Services Center in Yankton

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- There have been more recent stories of people needing mental health care unable to be admitted to the Human Services Center in Yankton due to a lack of beds.

Senator Jean Hunhoff of Yankton says its about lack of staff in most cases.

Hunhoff, Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Appropriations, says its challenging for state agencies to offer the same staff support as private businesses.

Hunhoff says dollars alone aren’t enough to hire and keep the needed staff.

It has been difficult for the Human Services Center to have enough workers to stay at their two hundred bed capacity.