Boswell Regional Center is one of five regional facilities in the state established to treat those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Boswell Regional Center operates under the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, which provides a continuum of care and services for thousands of Mississippians with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Our center's main facility is located off Highway 49 in Magee, Mississippi, 40 miles south of Jackson, the state capital. Other facilities operated by Boswell are located in Mendenhall, Brookhaven, Wesson and Hazlehurst.
The State of Mississippi founded Boswell Regional Center in July 1976, on the grounds of what was formerly known as the Mississippi State Tuberculosis Sanatorium. For decades, the Sanatorium served as a treatment center for those with tuberculosis.
Since its inception over 35 years ago, Boswell Regional Center has grown from providing services for 35 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Sanatorium campus (now known as Magee) to serving over 350 clients in five locations.
Boswell Regional Center has experienced numerous changes over the years, but one thing has remained the same: The center's dedication to providing the most comprehensive care for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, while at the same time helping them achieve the most independent, productive and satisfying lives possible in the setting of their choice.