Hillside to close its facility in Seneca County

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Hillside Family of Agencies says it will close its facility in Seneca County next year, a move that will impact hundreds of workers around the rural campus.

Hillside says it employs 235 full and part-time staff at the campus on the site of the former Seneca Army Depot. Only about 60 of those workers will be moved to other programs.

Hillside says it will help other workers find jobs within its company or with other employers.

All programs at the Varick campus are expected to be moved by the end of the year. Hillside’s lease expires in March 2020.

Hillside has overseen the facility in Varick since 2004, filling in for another residential service provider that closed.

“We have carefully and thoroughly considered all of our options, and have determined this approach will be best for the youth we serve, their families, Hillside employees and our Family of Agencies as a whole,” said Maria Cristalli, President and CEO of Hillside Family of Agencies, in a statement.

“Over the last 14 years, we have created specialty residential treatment programs on the Varick Campus that have advanced our field and improved outcomes for countless youth and families. That work will continue on other Hillside campuses, where staff and youth can work in a safer and more updated environment.”

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