On June 30, 2017 DCCCA Elm Acres Youth Residential Center in Pittsburg, KS will close.
DCCCA Elm Acres YRC has a long history of quality residential services for our state’s most vulnerable and challenging youth. We have determined it is no longer financially feasible to operate the YRC group homes in the manner we believe necessary to ensure safety and quality care.
We are working closely with KVC and St. Francis Community Services to ensure a smooth transition for all of the youth currently in our care. The DCCCA Human Resources team is assisting our dedicated YRC staff through the transition navigating benefits and resources available to them.
DCCCA values our relationship with the Pittsburg community and the residents of Southeast Kansas. We will continue to play an active role offering substance abuse treatment and outpatient mental health service for adults and adolescents through Elm Acres Recovery Services; recruiting, training, and supporting foster families with our Child Placing Agency; and providing training and technical assistance for local prevention coalitions through Preventions Services.