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Little Flower to close adult housing sites on LI, Queens

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Little Flower Children and Family Services is set to close all of its adult residential programs on Long Island and in Queens, including locations in Wading River and Valley Stream, according to a WARN notice from the New York State Department of Labor.

In its notice issued on June 10, the labor department cited economic reasons for the shutdowns, which will impact some 98 employees across nine locations. On Long Island specifically, the closures, which become effective on Sept. 9, will affect 28 employees in Wading River and seven in Valley Stream.

Since 1929, Little Flower has been integral in providing foster care, adoption services, and programs for developmentally disabled adults.

“Little Flower has provided safety and care for thousands of abused and neglected children and teens of all races and religions. We offer a multitude of high quality, innovative programs that serve the many needs of those in our care,” reads a mission statement on the nonprofit’s website.

“We continue our commitment of providing quality services for adults with developmental disabilities by providing residential services, treating individuals with respect and dignity; we are proud to be one of the first agencies to offer responsive and compassionate alternatives to State-run institutions.”

Little Flower in May celebrated its 95th anniversary with a gala at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

This is a developing story. Check back with Greater Long Island for updates.

Top photo: Little Flower Children and Family Services in Wading River (Google Maps).

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