The Haven’s 2020 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 2019 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 2019, dreams became reality for many of the goals our board of directors and senior leadership team has envisioned in 2018 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, complete construction of Judy’s Oasis Aquatic Complex, and completed construction of our 6th group home, Mary Jane’s House.

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 2020

The Selby Preschool: Thanks to a grant from Impact 100 Sarasota the Selby Preschool will be adding 3 new classrooms to the preschool.

Residential Services: We will be planning a Senior Living home to address the needs of our senior residents.

Selby Academy: We will be adding portable classrooms to address our growing waiting list.

Employment: We will be continuing plans to build the areas first café that is fully staffed by adults with disabilities.

Infrastructure: Thanks to the Selby Foundation we will be finishing up our new lifts station that will service the campus for future expansion.

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