Cayuga Centers announced Thursday it's closing its Residential Treatment Center, laying off as many as 120 employees in the process.
The Auburn-based institution said in a release "dramatic changes in the nature of the youths it has been treating" prompted the decision by the Board of Trustees on Wednesday.
When the last resident is discharged, as many as 120 employees will have been laid off, president and CEO Edward Hayes said in a release. Hayes said despite efforts to intensify the residential treatment program, the residential location resulted in difficulty attracting youths appropriate for the location.
As a result of having fewer youths in the program, Hayes said Cayuga Centers has lost more than $2 million since July 2017.