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Staffing shortages due to 'stressful environment' leads to closure of Boise youth shelter

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Idaho Youth Ranch
Hays House shelter

The Hays House, a Boise shelter operated by the Idaho Youth Ranch for runaways and at-risk youth has cared for children ages 8 to 18 for 50 years. But when 10 employees quit over a stressful work environment, the decision was made to close the shelter for now.

Idaho Youth Ranch CEO Scott Curtis joins Idaho Matters to tell us more.

Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.