Maryhaven Center of Hope of Port Jefferson Station has offered programs for people with developmental disabilities for over a half-century.
However, yearly financial loses paired with a building in need of renovations has forced the school to wind down its Resident School Program.
“It is a very difficult decision to close this important program that we have been running for more than 50 years, and we are heartbroken that we must do that,” said Maryhaven President and CEO Lewis Grossman. “But this action is the only fiscally responsible option to secure a strong and vital future for Maryhaven’s many other needed programs.”
According to Catholic Health Services (CHS), which runs the school, Maryhaven experienced a $1.7 million operating loss in 2018. And the facility, which was built in the 1930s, requires $10 million for upgrades.
Top: Maryhaven students enjoying arts and crafts at Maryhaven Center of Hope. (Credit: Facebook)