Wednesday Open House Scheduled at Wayne County Multi-Purpose Group Home

RALEIGH

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, in conjunction with the Methodist Home for Children, will host an open house at the Wayne County Multi-Purpose Group Home in Goldsboro to celebrate its repair and reopening following damages incurred during Hurricane Matthew.

As the storm’s rains came through eastern North Carolina last October, eight youths residing in the home were evacuated due to rising waters that eventually flooded the home’s interior, damaging floors, furniture, doors, drywall and more. Since that time, the home has undergone 10 months of repair and renovation, through collaborative efforts between Juvenile Community Programs, DPS Central Engineering, the N.C. Department of Transportation, Methodist Home for Children, The Green Chair Project, local vendors and FEMA funding. The home resumed services to the youth on Aug. 21, 2017.

The Wayne County Multipurpose Group Home provides an evidence-based model of care to court-ordered youth and serves juveniles from Wayne, Lenoir and Greene counties. Methodist Home for Children provides these contractual services for the N.C. Divison of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice. This Group Home has a capacity to serve eight youths at a time and serves approximately 16 youth per year.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.

WHO: Secretary Erik A. Hooks, N.C. Department of Public Safety; William L. Lassiter, deputy secretary for Juvenile Justice; and Bruce Stanley, president/CEO, Methodist Home for Children Inc.

WHERE: 1703 O’Berry Center Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27530 (Wayne County Multi-Purpose Group Home)

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