Economy Forces Closings at Good Will-Hinkley

Catherine Pegram

Updated 5 years ago

The economy has hit the Good Will-Hinckley Homes for Boys and Girls in Fairfield. It’s shutting down on-campus housing and suspending classes at its high school.Good Will-Hinckley was founded in 1889. It provides housing, schooling and counseling for troubled youths from Maine and other states. The chief executive officer says 110 employees will be laid off and 46 students who reside on campus will have to leave when the changes take place September 1st.Neil Colan says the organization has struggled with the economicdownturn. It’s also been hurt by policy changes by state and federal agencies to cut reimbursement rates for residential care programs.


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