Citing "significant changes in government funding," Prospect Inc. recently announced plans to realign its programs, close its packaging and fulfillment center in Lebanon and cease providing day services in nearby Gordonsville and Smithville.
The realignment will take effect on Nov. 30.
Prospect Inc. is a not-for-profit agency located in Wilson, Smith and DeKalb counties that has provided support services to individuals with disabilities for almost 50 years. The core services Prospect will continue to provide are facility and community based day services and supported employment in Lebanon and residential supported living, home support services and child development in Wilson, Smith and DeKalb counties.
And while several production and administrative positions will be eliminated as a result of the realignment, the agency will continue to hire and employ staff to provide its core services.
"Prospect has operated a work center for several decades, and I'm saddened that it will be closing. But this change must be made to be able to continue to meet our mission," Prospect Inc. Executive Director Audria Frattini said. "With community support, I am convinced Prospect can continue to serve these counties for another 50 years."