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CFSC grant helps Community Haven purchase facilities improvements
By Murray Devine / March 19, 2014
The Adult Day Training program of Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, Inc. has purchased new plumbing fixtures and hand dryers for its Haven Industries facility thanks to $2,800 in funding provided through the Sarah Greer Mayer Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The Adult Day Training program has doubled its clients in the last 18 months, and the hand dryers and plumbing fixture upgrades will promote better hygiene with less environmental impact through the reduction of paper towel consumption. 

The Adult Day Training program is part of Community Haven’s Adult Services, which provides vocational training and job readiness for adults with disabilities that lead to a selection of employment opportunities in our on-campus programs, and/or a successful transition into community based employment. Located on Community Haven’s serene 32-acre campus in the vibrant University Parkway area just off I-75, Haven Industries is embarking on an ambitious capital campaign to expand their facility to accommodate the growing employment opportunities and a client waiting list - in part - due to the recent state certification as an “employment center” with Respect of Florida ™ and the mission driven commitment of local manufacturers like Sun Hydraulics and IRISS to provide more employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Haven Industries also provides employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities through its Haven Landscaping & Janitorial Services, Heavenly Haven Bakery and Chair Caning operations.

Funding Community Haven’s critical needs such as Haven Industries’ infrastructure repairs, upgrades and its future facility expansion, ensures that individuals with special needs in our community receive the education, training, and resources they need to live fuller, more independent lives. The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is one of Community Haven's significant community partners in this worthy endeavor.

For more information about Haven Industries and Community Haven’s Adult Services, please view its Giving Partner profile or contact Brad Jones at (941) 355-8808 ext. 221 or email

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