- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - A facility for troubled girls in southwest Idaho is closing due to finances.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1l7BLiF ) that Syringa House, in Nampa, will close by the end of the year.

Syringa House Director of Development Julene Reed says referrals from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare have dropped in recent years and the program has struggled financially with the lower census.

Girls currently placed in Syringa House will be relocated to other facilities.

Northwest Children’s Home is a nonprofit group that works with children who have experienced childhood trauma. It provides mental health services at campuses in Lewiston and Nampa. It opened the Syringa House as a satellite program in Nampa in 1987.


Information from: Idaho Press-Tribune, https://www.idahopress.com

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