The Greyston Foundation is closing the Maitri Adult Day Center, a drop-in HIV/AIDS facility in Yonkers that it has run since 1997.
Greyston president and CEO Steven Brown said Thursday morning that about 13 staffers will lose their jobs with the closure, expected to happen over the next four to six weeks.
Brown said the changing nature of HIV/AIDS treatment has decreased demand for the drop-in center, which in recent weeks has served about 20 or fewer clients a day at 21 Park Ave.
At its peak the Maitri center had more than 200 visits a week by clients seeking medical, social and nutritional services, said Brown, adding that the caseload decline made the center economically unsustainable.
Greyston’s annual budget is just under $1 million for the Maitri center, said Brown.
“It does point out that the nature of the disease is changing to more of a chronic disease. It still has to be managed, but it’s gotten better,” said Brown, adding that a future use for the center has not been determined.
Staff and clients were told about the closure last week.
The 35 units of housing for Greyston clients above the Maitri center will be unaffected.