SOUTH GLENDALE — One week before city officials are due to give an update on a delayed project for New Horizons Family Center, revelations of financial troubles at the nonprofit suggest problems run deeper than mere construction setbacks.
When the acting director of New Horizons Family Center resigned suddenly last week, she warned the Board of Directors about late employee paychecks and other financial woes.
"I am also very concerned about the lack of monies being received and the unhealthy work environment," Angie Gonzalez said in an e-mail to board members and employees. "We continuously have to wait on payroll, and although I am financially secure, it is not fair to New Horizons Family Center staff, and I have honestly exhausted all excuses."
Gonzalez, a former executive assistant at New Horizons, had taken the helm after founder Maria Rochart unexpectedly resigned in April, a move she said was to avoid any appearance of a conflict with her new role as a Los Angeles County commissioner.