We apologize for any inaccurate details reported regarding the closing of certain aspects of the Presbyterian Home in Lynchburg. Attached below is the letter WLNI received with details regarding the changes.
I’m the Communications Coordinator with Presbyterian Homes & Family Services and the Family Alliance. The story you have running on our closure is INACCURATE. We have NOT closed, as your headline and article would imply. We are no longer offering residential services for at-risk children on our Lynchburg campus, as we have traditionally done since we opened. But the organization is very much OPEN and serving hundreds of children, adults and families throughout Virginia and especially right here in Central Virginia. This was a difficult decision for our staff Leadership Team and Board of Directors to make and we are saddened by the closure of Caskie Cottage. Even before the state’s change in emphasis, we increased our relevance
and effectiveness in serving at-risk children and their families. We surveyed the needs of at-risk children in our community and developed programs that fill the gaps and provide an impressive continuum of care for the same population of children traditionally served by our residential group care.
Several jobs were eliminated by this closure as well.