BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) today announced its decision to discontinue services to at-risk youth in the state of Illinois by June 30, 2015. Last month, Civitas informed the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) of this decision and, since that time, Civitas operations have been working closely with DCFS to execute a comprehensive transition plan. This action will have no impact on Civitas’ services in Illinois for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and those recovering from brain injuries.
“It has been our privilege for more than 25 years to partner with the state of Illinois to support children and adolescents in community-based programming aimed at achieving permanency and stability for each young person we have served,” said Bruce Nardella, president and CEO of Civitas Solutions. “We are grateful for our dedicated staff, clinical professionals and foster parents who collectively are responsible for enhancing the lives of thousands of children and adolescents.”
As of February 2015, Civitas was serving approximately 475 children and adolescents in Illinois, including nearly 400 in its foster care programs. Revenues for the 12 months ended February 28, 2015 were approximately $9.4 million. Fiscal year 2015 year-to-date through February, Civitas’ Illinois programs for at-risk youth did not contribute to the Company’s profitability.
Civitas’ management regularly reviews its operations to ensure that all services remain a good strategic fit, financially sustainable, and capable of ensuring consistently positive outcomes for its stakeholders.
Civitas Solutions, Inc. is the leading national provider of home- and community-based health and human services to must-serve individuals with intellectual, developmental, physical or behavioral disabilities and other special needs. Since our founding in 1980, we have evolved from a single residential program to a diversified national network offering an array of quality services in 35 states.