The Haven’s 2018 Vision Statement and Renovation Update

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the entire Haven team, I want to welcome you to our community. Our organization has experienced incredible growth in 2017 that has positioned us to meet the increasing demand for the programs and services we provide in Sarasota-Manatee. Every decision made by The Haven has a clear purpose to empower those we serve and provide more opportunities to live a meaningful life. In 2018, dreams will become reality for many of the goals our board of directors and senior leadership team have envisioned in 2017 and we are grateful that you have joined us on this journey!

Over the last 12-months, our team has secured major grants and donations to renovate sections of the Selby Administrative Building and all of the Adult Day Training (ADT) Building. Our upcoming and current renovations reflect The Haven’s commitment to providing supportive environments for people of all abilities as they enhance their quality of life through programs and services that support their independence, social inclusion and individual rights.

With a dedication to excellence in supportive services, we aim to reinforce the trust we have worked hard to earn from our clients, residents and their loved ones. This was the vision of our founders over six decades ago, that individuals of all abilities deserve dignified opportunities to discover their potential in a safe and empowering environment. Our community promise is to continue this vision and to provide our residents and clients with programs, services and community enhancements that significantly improve their quality of life.

Here are a Few Things Lined Up for 2018

Adult Day Training (ADT): With the addition of the Frank Stern Employment Training Center, the current ADT Building will be transformed into a state-of-the-art life skills center to better serve individuals with disabilities who may need additional supports. The ADT Building is the oldest building on campus and will receive a NEW roof this spring and an internal face lift including new tile, lighting, interior walls and ceilings, and main entryway.

The Selby Preschool: Current renovations in the preschool will enable us to add two NEW classrooms to meet the growing demand for our services. The spacious classrooms and multi-purpose room will provide The Haven with additional enrollment opportunities in our inclusive Montessori-style program for children of all abilities and improve our onsite therapies.

Residential Services: We are proud to announce that we will break ground for Judy’s Oasis, The Haven’s NEW pool complex. Features will include: Beach entry, a clubhouse with restrooms and showers, an ADA pool ramp with stainless steel railings, and a relaxing gazebo. Halfacre Construction will begin work on the pool complex in the next few weeks; follow our Facebook page for more details! Funding for Judy’s Oasis provided by The Fry Family Foundation.

On behalf of the Haven’s board, staff, and clients, I want to welcome you to the Haven community! I invite you personally to experience the power of potential by scheduling a visit with us soon.

Brad Jones, CEO

With Gratitude We Thank The Following Donors For Their Support of These New Projects:

Selby Preschool Renovations:

Bank of America Client Foundation

Jr. League of Sarasota

Adult Day Training Building Renovations:

Roberta Sudakoff Foundation

Harry Sudakoff Foundation

Linnie Dalbeck Foundation

Judy’s Oasis:

The Fry Family Foundation