The Haven’s 2019 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 2018 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 will become 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 and all of the Adult Day Training (ADT) Building. In addition, we have completed construction on the Frank Stern Employment Training Center and our state-of-the-art aquatic therapy complex, Judy’s Oasis. 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 2019

The Selby Preschool: We are continuing renovations in the preschool to add NEW classrooms to meet the growing demand for our services. These spacious classrooms 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 have started construction on Mary Jane’s House. This new building will be a state-of-the-art 6,000 square foot single family home. It will be completely accessible and have 8 bedroom suites complete with individual full bathrooms. The Mary Jane’s project will include a new residential road and lift station. Mary Jane’s house was made possible by the support of families and the Hardiek 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