ABILENE, Texas — The YMCA of Abilene board of directors announced in a media release Friday that it is restructuring in order to make the most of limited resources and provide programs and services "that positively impact the children, families and community we serve."

According to the release, officials said after careful review, the board determined to close the State Street facility to members, effective July 12, 2019.

Summer camp at the facility will remain until school begins.

"While this was a difficult decision, it will ultimately allow us to make the most of our resources and best serve all people throughout our community. All of our members and participants will transfer at no cost to the YMCA of Abilene Redbud location just four miles away, where all of the many programs and services that they have grown to love will continue." the release stated. "They also will be able to enjoy more hours of accessibility to programs and, in the near future, an expanded facility. In addition, we will continue to offer after-school child care for families at all currently served campuses."

Additionally, the release stated the State Street building "will continue to serve the community" as a campus for Texas Leadership Charter Academy.

Questions should be directed to David Hendricks, CEO, at dhendricks@abileneymca.org or 325-677-8144.