SOUTH GLENDALE — Faced with mounting financial troubles, the founder of New Horizons Family Center said Tuesday that the nonprofit will have to downsize in order to keep from shutting down altogether.
"I have to consolidate our operations to keep our doors open to the community to do what we do for the children," said Maria Rochart, who founded the center in 1996 to provide childcare and counseling to low-income families in South Glendale.
Rochart had resigned from her role as executive director in April, but recently reassumed the position after her replacement quit in protest of what she said were unhealthy work conditions and poor financial management. Multiple members of the organization's board of directors have also departed in recent months.
In addition to consolidating operations, the board of directors, of which Rochart currently serves as president, will also undergo a "revamping" as she works out the details of the downsizing, she said.