The facility, located on West Ash Street, provides day work opportunities to 19 developmentally disabled individuals, who help cultivate trees and plants for sale to the public. The last tree and plant sale ends Saturday, Oct. 30.
Faust said the closing is part of DHH’s ongoing consolidation and privatization.
Several meetings have been held between individuals, their families, and private providers of day services; some individuals have selected private providers, others have left the system, according to Faust.
Faust said the state is looking into the process of leasing the building, and several private entities have expressed an interest.
The facility’s staff of five are being laid off, Faust said, adding that DHH is working to find those individuals other positions at other facilities, including at the Acadiana Region and Supports Services in Iota.