Facility serving troubled youth closing its doors

February 25, 2013 9:48:13 AM PST
A center serving troubled youth in the community is closing one of its facilities.

DePelchin Children's Center announced they will permanently close the Elkins Residential Treatment Center located at 4950 Memorial Drive on or around April 20. This facility closure means 44 full-time employees and 13 part? time workers will lose their jobs.

A spokesperson issued the following statement:

    " DePelchin Children's Center has a long history of evolving its programs to meet the changing needs of the children in the community it serves. As the state moves toward a model of supporting more children in the home environment, we have decided to focus our efforts on the recruiting and training of additional loving foster families to care for children. At this time, we will continue providing residential care at our Richmond Residential Treatment Center."

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