Gov. Bryant issues letter critical of Oxford House

Gov. Phil Bryant has sent a letter to the Department of Mental Health opposing the agency providing seed money to help Oxford House to open group homes in the state for recovering alcoholics and former drug addicts.

“The Department of Mental Health should end its financial support of Oxford House Inc. and its outreach workers,” Bryant said in a May 20 letter to Department of Mental Health Executive Director Diana Mikula and board members. “Oxford House Inc. has has been more focused on expanding its footprint in Mississippi than on providing the time, peer support and living environment necessary to support long-term recovery for existing residents.”