New plan for former YDC campus in Mahoning County - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

New plan for former YDC campus in Mahoning County

Posted: Updated:
MAHONING COUNTY, Ohio -

Thursday's Mahoning County Commissioners meeting included a presentation about a plan to give new life to the former Youngstown Developmental Center.

The former YDC Campus on County Line Road could become a centralized location for non-profit agencies that provide services to various age groups.

 The head of  ALTA Behavioral Healthcare wants to begin by using the facility to provide fresh, nutritional meals to children in Head Start.

"The primary group initially will be feeding all the ALTA Head Start kids; 845 kids a day breakfast, a hot lunch and snack in the afternoon,"  said Joe Shorokey, CEO of ALTA. 

Currently, ALTA is provided bulk meals delivered from Cleveland, but they offer little choice or variety and don't designate between seniors or children.

"So whatever one age group will eat the other age group will eat the same items. So there are very, very few choices that we have," said Lori Spellmar, Nutrition Director for  ALTA Head Start.

Shorokey said they would serve about 300,000 meals a year to start, but the program could be expanded to include clients of other agencies.

"We would make the meals fresh daily at the facility and deliver them to other facilities in bulk and they would divide it up for their constituents," Shorokey said.

Beside healthy meals, the program would provide job skill training for people receiving agency services. 

"We're looking to provide employment training for people who are in recovery from mental health systems, from the drug and alcohol system, even from the developmental disabilities who may benefit from a placement like this," Shorokey said.

The hope is if all the pieces come together the first part of the program could be up and running by the end of next year or early 2020.
 

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:07 AM EDT2018-08-17 09:07:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, Lauren Woehr hands her 16-month-old daughter Caroline, held by her husband Dan McDowell, a cup filled with bottled water at their home in Horsham, Pa. In Horsham and surrounding towns in eastern Penns...(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, Lauren Woehr hands her 16-month-old daughter Caroline, held by her husband Dan McDowell, a cup filled with bottled water at their home in Horsham, Pa. In Horsham and surrounding towns in eastern Penns...
    Toxics used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states.More >>
    Toxics used in nonstick cookware, fast-food wrappers and much more are turning up in public water systems in dozens of states.More >>
  • Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

    Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 1:03 PM EDT2018-08-14 17:03:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill). The city of Berkeley, Calif., sits in a dull, smoky haze Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The air quality has hit unhealthy levels in cities miles away as California's largest wildfire ever burns to the north.(AP Photo/Lorin Eleni Gill). The city of Berkeley, Calif., sits in a dull, smoky haze Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. The air quality has hit unhealthy levels in cities miles away as California's largest wildfire ever burns to the north.
    No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region.More >>
    No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region.More >>
  • Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

    Twitter CEO defends decision not to ban Alex Jones, Infowars

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 11:01 AM EDT2018-08-14 15:01:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016 file photo, Alex Jones, center right, is escorted by police out of a crowd of protesters outside the Republican convention in Cleveland. Facebook says it has taken down four pages b...(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, July 19, 2016 file photo, Alex Jones, center right, is escorted by police out of a crowd of protesters outside the Republican convention in Cleveland. Facebook says it has taken down four pages b...
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defend company decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show.More >>
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defend company decision not to ban right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his "Infowars" show.More >>
  • More NewsMore>>

  • Consumer Reports finds heavy metals in baby food

    Consumer Reports finds heavy metals in baby food

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:58 AM EDT2018-08-17 08:58:12 GMT

    Consumer Reports is saying that it has found heavy metals in foods made for babies and toddlers, such as popular snacks, cereals, prepared entrées, and packaged fruits and vegetables. 

    More >>

    Consumer Reports is saying that it has found heavy metals in foods made for babies and toddlers, such as popular snacks, cereals, prepared entrées, and packaged fruits and vegetables. 

    More >>
  • Flames break out at Boardman home

    Flames break out at Boardman home

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:31 AM EDT2018-08-17 08:31:59 GMT

    Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that broke out at a Boardman Township home late Thursday. T

    More >>

    Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that broke out at a Boardman Township home late Thursday. T

    More >>
  • Austintown Police say missing 11-year-old boy has been found safe

    Austintown Police say missing 11-year-old boy has been found safe

    Thursday, August 16 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-08-17 03:45:49 GMT

    Austintown Police are now searching for 11-year old Christian Shuler, who is currently missing from a residence in Austintown. According to police, Christian was last seen wearing black shorts with teal on the sides, a black shirt with gold on the front, and he was not wearing any shoes. Officers are asking if you see him or have seen him, that you please call the Austintown Police Department immediately at (330) 799-9721.

    More >>

    Austintown Police are now searching for 11-year old Christian Shuler, who is currently missing from a residence in Austintown. According to police, Christian was last seen wearing black shorts with teal on the sides, a black shirt with gold on the front, and he was not wearing any shoes. Officers are asking if you see him or have seen him, that you please call the Austintown Police Department immediately at (330) 799-9721.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms