Our Partners

Our Partners

Children First

“The fact that our building is provided to us, and I might add all major repairs, allows us to keep our operating budget focused on what’s the most important – mission. If it not for the incredible support, we would either have to reduce the number of kids and families served or spend a very significant amount of money for the space.”
— Phillip Tavill, Chief Executive Officer

Key Services Provided

  • Early Head Start Education (Infants & Toddlers)
  • Head Start Education (3-5 Years Old)
  • Families First Institute Classes (Career Readiness for Women, Nurturing Dads Class, English as a Second Language Class, Positive Solutions for Families, & Calendar-Based Budgeting)

Approx # of Clients Served Annually 500-1,000


The Florida Center

“The Suncoast Foundation for Handicapped Children is a crucial part of our community.  Without their support, through the facilities and maintenance they provide, the Florida Center of Early Childhood would not be able to continue meeting the increased needs of local children with developmental delays, disabilities and mental health challenges.” -
— Kristie Skoglund, Chief Executive Officer

Key Services Provided

  • Developmental Therapies (Speech & Occupational)
  • Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Therapies
  • Early Education (6 weeks - 5 years)
  • Early Childhood Training Institute
  • Early Childhood Court
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic
  • Healthy Families (Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect)

Approx # of Clients Served Annually
3,500

Boys & Girls Clubs


Key Services Provided

  • Serving youth ages 6-18
  • Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, the Arts, and Sports, Fitness, and Recreation
  • Project Learn, which consists of educational enhancement through high-yield learning activities such as reading groups, book clubs, educational games, math exercises, tutoring, and homework
  • SMART Moves, which teaches children how to avoid drugs, alcohol, and tobacco through age-appropriate group activities and teaching materials -Triple Play, which encourages wellness of the mind, body, and soul through fitness activities
  • SRQVolunteen, which combines skill-based volunteerism with service learning to ensure middle-school aged teens develop essential 21st century skills that serve as a pathway to employment, guarantees volunteers are actively engaged in addressing community needs, and assures that the needs of local non-profits are met in a meaningfully impactful way
  • STAR (Students Taking Active Roles) Leadership Training, which targets high-school aged teens and focuses on active citizenship, roles and responsibilities of civic engagement, and understanding local government by serving as full-voting members of county or city advisory boards, on board of directors for local nonprofits, or on community-wide committees focused on social issues

    Approx # of Clients Served Annually 500

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The Sertoma Speech Clinic

“We are so blessed to have a rent-free space that enables us to support low-income families with the necessary therapy that is needed to improve their ability to enter and participant in society.”
— Lynn Joyner,  Speech Clinic Chairman 

Key Services Provided

  • Speech and Language therapy provided to children living in Venice Englewood and North Port
  • Diagnosed with articulation impairments, Apraxia, Phonological Processing impairment or autism spectrum disorder
  • Therapy provided by ASHA Certified and Florida Licensed speech-language pathologists

Approx # of Clients Served Annually 300-400

Venice Challenger Baseball League

Key Services Provided

  • Sporting experience for physically and/or cognitively challenged children and adults
  • Physical activity for all athletes
  • Providing opportunities for community involvement to help as “Buddies”
  • Social and network opportunities for families of athletes to network with other families
  • Community students helping with fundraising, philanthropy and “Inclusion”

Approx # of Clients Served Annually 300-400

Loveland Center

Key Services Provided

  • Adult Day Training
  • Supported Employment
  • Community & In-Home Supports
  • Loveland In Out Neighborhood Initiative
  • Hearty Kitchen Academy
  • Recreation

Approx # of Clients Served Annually 500

 


The Haven

Brad Jones, Chief Executive Officer

Key Services Provided

  • Residential Services
  • Employment Services
  • Haven Industries & Adult Day Training
  • Selby Preschool & Haven Academy High School
  • Academic & Career Readiness
  • Adventure Summer Camp

Approx # of Clients Served Annually
500-1000

Our Facilities

We currently have a total 75,000 square feet of buildings with a market value of $20,000,000.