HAZLETON — For hundreds of people living with disabilities in our area, they learned Wednesday they are losing an organization that provides much needed services to them.
United Rehabilitation Services or U.R.S. said it will close its locations in Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and Tunkhannock due to cuts in funding.
It was an emotional night for people who packed into the room Wednesday evening at the United Rehabilitation Services building in Hazleton.
“Please save U.R.S. because I love it, and I`m going to miss all my friends and all my co-workers,” said 24-year-old Chad Wallace.
U.R.S. provides jobs, services and programs to people with disabilities, including Wallace, who made a tearful statement why U.R.S. is needed.
“It trains us to someday get a job and gives us a safe place to be during the day ,” said Wallace, choking up, “please.”