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DHS investigates plight of special needs sisters

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BROOKHAVEN, MS (WLBT) - The Department of Human Services is investigating the plight of two adult special needs sisters living in Brookhaven.

Forty-eight-year-old Mamie and 56-year-old Carrie Mangum have been living on their own since their mother died last June.

They have gone without medical treatment, clean clothing and sanitary living conditions.

Neighbors and people like Nikki Hall and others have donated food and clothing, but without supervision much of it goes to waste.

After Monday's story aired Hall said she was contacted by people who have volunteered to take the sisters to the dentist.

Others have offered to go to the house to see what can be done.

The sisters are reluctant to accept assistance and do not want to leave their home or be separated.

"Prompt assistance was offered by the agency to advise the family of available services and appropriate follow up will be scheduled to ensure their continued care. We urge the public, if they are aware of a family in extreme need, to contact their local department of human services office for assistance," said Department of Human Services Communications Director Julia Bryan.

You can contact the Area Agency on Aging in the needed county by calling 1-800-948-3090.

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