Community Haven for Adults and Children With Disabilities, Inc.
4405 DeSoto Road
Sarasota FL 34235

Through the support of the community and the generosity of its donors, Community Haven empowers independence and inclusion in all aspects of society for children, teenagers, and adults with disabilities by meeting their needs for therapy, education, socialization, housing, fitness, vocational training, job placement and recreation.

CEO/Executive Director Brad Jones
Board Chair Michael Scicluna
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Organization DBA
Community Haven
Supported Organization
Former Names
Children's Haven and Adult Community Services, Inc.
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1954
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Dec 2015
State Registration Yes 0
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $3,460,102.00
Projected Expenses $3,576,157.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement
In 2016, Community Haven celebrated it's 62nd year of service to the community by providing the widest range of programming available for clients of all ages and abilities. In addition to Selby Preschool and Selby Academy, our Transitions program  is the primary local source of support for special needs teens to move on to higher education and careers, our rapidly expanding Haven Industries is now the major regional training and employment program for adults with disabilities, and our group homes are expanding to meet the needs of adults to comfortably age in place. 
Top 5 accomplishments from the past year:
1. Haven Industries: Our Adult Day Training program, known as Haven Industries, has grown not only in the number of clients served, but also in the number of contracts with local businesses. One contract job includes landscaping for Sarasota County Government. These contacts provide even greater opportunities for individuals with special needs to work in the community and earn a paycheck.
2. Marlene's House: Community Haven's fifth group home opened in  January of 2016, through the generosity of a private donor. This group home provides eight adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live safely in a family-style home with the most independence possible. In addition, the residential program offers countless activities for these adults to enjoy in our community and on our 32-acre campus.
3. Transitions Program: Our transitions program, serving students in local high schools, had increased by more than 200 students in the past year, making the total student population served at 465 students for the last school year. Through the Transitions' reputation and outreach to this vulnerable age group, schools are now requesting Transitions to serve all of their Exceptional Student Education participants. 
Our current goals are to:

1.  Complete Phase I of our Campus Master Plan.  In 2014 Community Haven unveiled a campus development plan which includes a greatly needed new facility for adult vocational training and employment.

The development plan includes:
  • additional group homes
  • recreation fields
  • a new Selby Academy school building
  • a central amphitheater and group activities facility. 
An aggressive capital campaign is currently underway for the Haven Industries Employment & Training Center which requires a broad range of community support in the form of both large donations with naming opportunities and small "building blocks" gifts.   
2.  Continue Selby Preschool's proud heritage as a state of the art preschool for special needs children. Through a dedicated professional development effort, Selby Preschool is seeking to train and certify Montessori teachers in both our existing Montessori-based 3-5 year classrooms, and our Early Intervention classrooms for toddlers. This will place Selby Preschool among a handful of preschools nationwide serving children with special needs with the Montessori method and equipment.    

3. Enhance the already growing Volunteer Program.
The goal is to expand and grow the volunteer program by providing more volunteer opportunities and an enhanced volunteer recognition program. Plans to update our volunteer manual and volunteer orientation are currently in place. This program helps engage volunteers in the community with children, teens, and adults served at Community Haven.
Needs Statement

1. Haven Industries Vocational Training for Adults with Disabilities: Complete capital campaign for new Haven Industries Training and Employment Center by December, 2015 (Naming opportunities for warehouse, cafeteria, classroom and new Upscale Resale Store at $50,000-100,000 levels; $1,000 donations for Building Blocks).

2. Funding for additional expenses: Funding for additional pre-construction site work related to utility, survey and infrastructure to complete group home. ($70,000)
3. Furnishings: for common area and appliances in Marlene's House ($37,000) 
4. Selby Preschool: Secure Selby Preschool's future as one of the nations' only Montessori schools for special needs children through a dedicated professional development plan resulting in an expanded number of certified lead and assistant teachers serving each classroom. $56,000 for entire program, $10,000 for individual teacher's tuition and stipend.

5. Transitions: After school mentoring and career development services for disabled teens. Student sponsorships are needed to cover costs of field trips, supplies and internships. $2,000 per student.
Background Statement

Community Haven was established in 1954 by a dedicated group of parents and community supporters who came together to establish a regional school for developmentally disabled children that would meet their special needs. The “Sunshine Corner Day School” as it was then known, opened in a one room classroom. Soon after, ground breaking ceremonies were held for the “Children’s Haven” and the Rotary Club of Sarasota leased an adjacent building which would become the first workshop and training center for disabled adults.


Support efforts then poured in from other local clubs and fraternal organizations, whose members sold thousands of fruitcakes to purchase a large woodsy property in Eastern Sarasota County which would become today’s Community Haven. During the late 1960’s, construction of a new Selby Day School was complete, and the first group home was built by volunteers. Community groups from throughout the area continued to devote their efforts to Community Haven during the 1970’s and 1980’s, raising funds for a much needed van, new occupational training facilities, and new group homes. By 1990, Community Haven was serving a full age range of clients, with 60 residents, 150 in the Adult Day Workshop, and 30 children in Haven School.


The late 1990’s saw the unfolding of Community Haven’s programming for teens, in cooperation with the Able Trust, also known as the Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation. Since then, Community Haven’s Transitions program has been assisting hundreds of teens each year explore professional jobs and/or post-secondary education that leads to technology related careers.


Most recently, Community Haven saw its original Selby Preschool succumb to age and humidity, requiring major repairs. After moving into the unused space at the administrative center, Selby Preschool continued its steady progress toward gearing up its uniquely inclusive classrooms for American Montessori Society certification, and, due to the generosity of many interested donors, was able to transform the adjoining outdoor  area into a fully equipped, two+ acre playground. 

The original Selby building offered Community Haven the opportunity to respond to parents’ requests for a small private school that would meet their disabled teens’ educational needs, while offering them opportunities to explore career opportunities with Haven Industries. As has been the case through its long history, Community Haven continues to grow and innovate to serve the needs and interests of local families.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Housing, Shelter
Community Haven, Children's Haven, disabled, vocational services, disabilities
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Community Haven is an agency unlike any other in our area in terms of the services that we provide. I have always been one to volunteer time and money to organizations like the Haven.  
At Community Haven we face many challenges as we look toward the future in terms of governmental funding as we see federal, state and local governments continue to decrease funding to the population that
we serve. It has challenged us to look at how we partner with the community. We look to continue to increase business partners and private funding donations, thereby allowing us to provide more services to the expanding population of clients. I want to thank all those that are involved with Community Haven and I encourage anyone to sign up and donate either time or money to help us to grow and serve more adults and children.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Community Haven is an organization that is based entirely on the concerns of local family members and dedicated volunteers who want to see children and adults with special needs thrive, and achieve the highest level of personal independence and inclusion both at Community Haven and in the broader society. Throughout our lengthy history, our wonderful circle of Board members, dedicated donors, client families, and volunteers have met challenges head on and turned them into positive opportunities for innovation.

To serve with the amazing team at Community Haven through the past year of growth and strategic planning has been a remarkable experience. As we head into our 61st year of operation in 2015, we are seeking to continue providing unparalleled adult services through Haven Industries. The sky is the limit for our opportunistic adults with disabilities to succeed in any way imaginable through our assembly and packaging operation, our commercial kitchen/culinary arts program, and our traditional opportunities for adults to receive training and paid employment in landscaping, building maintenance, and furniture making.

The challenges faced by our diverse population of children, teens and adults—physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral—are great, but the rewards are many in changing their lives for the better. Please join us.


Transitions serves more than 400 high school students, ages 14-22, who have Individual Education Plans or 504A Plans due to one or more special needs. Their challenges include a full range of cognitive and physical disabilities, emotional disabilities, and multiple disabilities.  Many have faced poverty, abuse and neglect at home and/or bullying and harassment at school, and need help with self-esteem and social interaction. Transitions is the regional provider of  High School/High Tech (HS/HT), a national program dedicated to encouraging teens with disabilities to explore careers in science, technology, engineering or math.  HS/HT offers students field trips to science and technology related businesses and attractions, SAT tutoring, and on-the-job experiences. Students who are not on track to obtain higher education or training are offered assistance gaining the skills to seek and obtain employment upon graduation. 

Budget $111,439
Category Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Short Term Success
  •  More than 95% of students complete employment skills training, which includes interviewing skills, corporate site visits, special summer classes, service learning and internship experiences. Field trips to colleges are also frequent options.
  • Leadership skills are reinforced throughout the year with Overnight Leadership Camp, Day Camp, after school activities and summer activities. The Able Trust annual Florida Youth Leadership Forum hones the leadership potential of 25 of our Transitions HT/HT teens each year.
Long Term Success

High school students with disabilities, even those with high academic capabilities, tend to have low graduation rates and never truly fulfill their potential. Students in the Florida High School High Tech Program experienced a less than 1% high school drop-out rate for all seniors participating in the program in 2012-13. Many of HSHT graduates entered post-secondary education, continuing education, or employment upon graduation. These are victories for our students, and represent the success of the program.

In addition, 100% of WorkTrek students are exposed to the agency’s Community Employment referral service, and if eligible, opportunities at Haven Industries. Not all Transitions students are college bound, but with assistance they can find fulfilling employment-- and avoid the tragedies of falling into patterns of early pregnancy, crime, and imprisonment.

Program Success Monitoring

Transition’s Program Manager and staff monitor students through a case management approach that is linked to their Individual Education Plans (IEP’s), and coordinate closely with the schools where Transitions is present. The Able Trust requires very specific recording of Transitions students’ activities, graduation and progress toward higher education for their statewide reports.

Program Success Examples

The "Conner" family is a unique family who we have the pleasure of serving. Mom and her 4 children had been living on the streets for more than a decade before they got involved in the Transitions program. We have been able to serve, not only the high school students in the family, but the entire family. Through referrals to mental health agencies, medical health agencies, social security, and a variety of other sources, the family was able to move into secure housing providing a stable environment for the teens.  

With a gained confidence that the transitions program has fostered, the once bullied teens, shared their story with peers. The same teens who bullied the girls have embraced our family who has worked hard to make a better life for themselves.

Community Haven provides employment programs for adults with disabilities that lead to a selection of employment opportunities in our Haven Industries program, and/or a successful transition into community based employment.

The focus of Haven Industries is to provide participants with vocational training, paid work experiences, and skills in time management, commuting to work, and team work.  Employment options include landscaping services, culinary arts, assembly and packaging work for local businesses, commerical cleaning, and retail positions in the Upscale Resale shop. Following training, clients earn paychecks for their work, which reinforces their self-esteem and motivates them to maximize their skills.
Community Haven also offers a “one-stop employment program” for clients seeking to work independently for local employers. CES staff assist with all aspects of job search and application, finding appropriate matches, and provide follow-up support.
Budget $587,708
Category Employment, General/Other Job Training & Employment
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated Adults
Short Term Success

100% of Haven Industries engage in activities of their choice, with classroom training leading to practical application in work opportunities. Computer training, socialization opportunities, access to fitness equipment and recreation courts are provided so that clients have a well-rounded, daily experience. Every participant receives hands on training in different vocational programs. With twelve business partners now employing our workers, and additional contract opportunities on the horizon, Haven Industries is on the verge of a major expansion.

100% of individuals seeking community employment services (CES) complete a job development plan and a sample job application, and remain active clients until such time as they find employment. CES also provides long term follow-up to people with Developmental Disabilities after successful employment in the community.

Long Term Success

Over 90% of Haven Industries (formerly known as Occupational Training) participants complete training and go on to earn the first paycheck of their adult lives, develop social connections, and gain a sense of independence. Community Haven offers the only program of this kind in the community. Even more growth opportunities are anticipated as a result of our certification as a RESPECT employment center, which offers contracts with the State of Florida for goods and services.

Community Haven’s CES program faced difficulties finding jobs for applicants in recent years due to the high unemployment rate, which, although improved, continues to limit jobs offered by many of our longstanding employment partners. However, CES has remained diligent in its efforts to seek employment for dozens of active participants, and is an important regional advocate for disabled adults seeking to live and work independently in the community.

Program Success Monitoring

Haven Industries clients have individually determined goals on their Support Plans that are measured monthly and determine the future training needs of the client. Haven Industry success is also monitored by the number of clients that choose and/or continue in a work opportunity to earn a paycheck. Clients’ satisfaction and the satisfaction of our business partners are the main measures of our success.

CES reports on a monthly and quarterly basis to the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, referring counselors, and other stakeholders.

Program Success Examples

“Sasha” has been a client of Haven Industries for the past few years. In her selected position in the bakery, she has earned enough money to purchase items that she has wanted. She has moved into a supervisory role and enjoys training others on what she has learned. By providing vocational training and paid work opportunities, Haven Industries allows a financially vulnerable population the opportunity to earn money, so they are not entirely dependent on public funding or their families

CES assisted “Amy” with resume development and job applications, coached her on interview skills, and obtained and interview for her with a the school system. Her dream job was to work as a custodian in the schools. With the help of her job coach, Mary, she was hired at one of the public schools doing what she dreamed of doing. She continues to be employed and loves going to work.


Selby Preschool offers state-of-the-art early education services for children in our Infant Stimulation Room, Early Intervention class for children who are developmentally ages 1-3, and Montessori based school readiness programming for children ages 3-5. Pediatric and behavioral therapists are available to supply critical supplemental services for children with significant physical and cognitive disabilities, and developmental delays related to parental substance abuse and neglect. Approximately 80% of the students have specific disabilities, and all classrooms are inclusive. Selby Preschool now offers the Florida VPK program, which is free to children age 4. Children learn and play in an enriched educational environment which includes field trips to cultural attractions, a 2+ acre playground, and opportunities to experience nature in our garden areas.

Budget $406,127
Category Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) People/Families with of People with Disabilities At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

Early in her career, Dr. Montessori was named a co-director of the school for mentally challenged children. Through her observations, she understood which activities were successful in helping her students to develop academics skills and independence. Convinced of the value of manipulative materials and age-appropriate sensory stimulation in helping them to learn, she created a very different environment. Thanks to dedicated donors, Selby Preschool was fortunate to receive a complete set of new Montessori equipment this year for the 3-5 year classroom, and expand its playground. Selby Preschool will continue to make strides toward certification by the American Montessori Society this year, despite the lengthy and costly process of training and retaining sufficient certified teachers.

Long Term Success

Selby Preschool continues to be a uniquely inclusive program, grounded in the Montessori approach, that prepares all children with the necessary tools to successfully progress. Selby Preschool’s long term goal is that all infants, toddlers and preschoolers who attend over time will be prepared for kindergarten with typically developing children. Selby seeks to provide occupational, physical, behavioral, and speech therapy and classroom education to achieve maximum progress toward all of their developmental milestones. Children with medical conditions and/or developmental delays are constantly reinforced through the intensive services we provide, and will be more successful in their social/emotional development. All of the children who progress through our inclusive classrooms will gain a higher degree of empathy for other children, and the ability to concentrate independently on learning tasks.

Program Success Monitoring

Children at Selby who are enrolled without previous identifying medical conditions or developmental delay are screened using ASQ (Ages & Stages Questionnaire). If a child is determined to have a delay, the therapist on staff will discuss with the teacher various types of interventions necessary to remediate the delay. Children are evaluated every 6 months when they are receiving specialized pediatric therapy. Family, teachers and therapists have regular conversations to discuss all areas of the child’s development and assure that strategies are uniform in all areas of the child’s life. In addition to pediatric therapists, Selby Preschool employs behavioral therapists to enhance classrooms and work individually with children having these issues. Children in the Montessori-based classrooms have quarterly assessments by their teachers using Creative Curriculum.

Program Success Examples

Just a little over three years ago, a dainty very premature little girl named Olivia came into this world with many obstacles in her path. With a multitude of developmental delays her outcomes did not look promising. She began attending the Selby Preschool in our infant program with intensive therapies and intervention strategies from Selby staff and physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. The collaboration and teamwork of all of her professional caregivers has paid off with huge rewards. She is now a thriving three year old surpassing all expectations as she runs, plays, and socializes with her friends. She continues to work toward mastering developmental tasks previously thought to be unattainable for Olivia. She is now enrolled in our 3-5 year old inclusive Montessori classroom  and continues to meet new tasks head on as she grows up right before our eyes.


Community Haven's Group Homes provide supported living services for 33 adults 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This number will increase to 40 once the new group home is completed. Services emphasize self -direction that encourages confidence, and the ability to advocate for one’s self. Training is tailored to the individual, and teaches skills that maximize independence, physical fitness and safety. Each resident is provided with Personal Plans, developed by the individual with assistance from staff. Mentoring is provided in all areas to ensure clients have a full, rewarding life and are contributing members of the community. Nearly all residents are employed by Haven Industries in the field of their choice, and are active in a variety of clubs and social events. Community Living benefits from the dedicated attention of many service clubs, volunteers and family members.

Budget $911,363
Category Human Services, General/Other Residential Care for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities People/Families with of People with Disabilities People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Short Term Success

Community Haven broke ground on its fifth group home in February 2015 thanks to the generosity of a local family foundation. Based on lengthy experience with many lifelong residents, Community Haven is sensitive to the issues of both ensuring an active, social life for younger residents as well as supporting the medical and psychological needs of residents due to aging, including the loss of parents.

Our residents are fortunate to be involved in community theatre, baseball, Special Olympics, group vacations, and many other activities both on campus and off (many are listed on the Community Haven web site). Public funding per resident would lead to a very low quality of life for our residents if were not for the generosity of local clubs, volunteers and family members, who donate much time and attention to our residents.
Long Term Success

Community Haven has been a CARF accredited organization since the 1990’s, and has steadily made improvements to the campus for the benefit of our residents.

The agency’s long term capital development plan envisions additional group homes, in that the need for adults with disabilities to age in place in huge. Over the past 60 years, all Community Haven homes—and associated facilities-- have been built by volunteers and donors, and as we look to the future we are sure that more homes will be built to serve the needs of our very special population.

Program Success Monitoring Each participant has a support plan, and receives daily training in order to increase their independent living skills. Community residents are our "family," and Haven leadership monitors their health, happiness and well being through an open door policy and regular contact. Every year, satisfaction surveys are given to residents, staff, and caregivers.
Program Success Examples Each year a survey of residents and their guardians is recorded as part of residents' annual support plan meeting. Last year, Community Living received a 100% satisfaction rate from participants. 

The Selby School, a Private McKay Scholarship School, established in July 2013, serves students with disabilities in grades 9-12. The vocational based high school program is located in a 4,000 square foot re-purposed building which is now home to state-of-the-art classrooms and a new computer lab. Students also have access to an adjoining outdoor Athletic Quad Facility with shade canopy for basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard and other recreational activities. Other benefits include low student to teacher ratios, scheduled community outings and hands-on learning. The Selby School is co-located with the Transitions program, and all the students benefit from that program.

Budget $87,308
Category Education, General/Other Special Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success

The program looks to place students not by chronological age, but through ability. Our goal is that 100% of our high school students enrolled in our school will graduate from The Selby School and transition successfully into a career or training program that matches their abilities and interest. Selby School students are already benefitting from activities with the Transitions teens, and two of them have Transitions internships for this coming summer.

Long Term Success

The Selby School is a relatively new program, but it has already shown some clear advantages over similar programs for disabled teens. Teens are integrated into Transitions activities, have access to learning about Haven Industries careers, and have their own athletic facilities, including Community Haven’s jogging track. Teens at Selby School are exposed to their peers from other schools during Transitions field trips, as well as people with disabilities who are pursuing careers of interest, and this provides with an atmosphere that is both relaxed and stimulating. 

Program Success Monitoring

The Selby School collaborates with teachers, paraprofessionals, behavior analysts, therapists, parents, and other Community Haven staff to ensure the program is successful. Common Core and Florida State Standards with accomodations for the disabled are implemented in the classroom, and Individual Education Plans (IEP) are written annually with meaningful goals for each student. Staff collects data for student goals to determine effectiveness of instruction and remediation if necessary. Students are assessed in academics and necessary life skills through a variety of methods to accommodate their educational needs as well as career development possibilities.

Program Success Examples

The Selby School offers a job shadowing program to provide opportunities for students to practice and demonstrate positive interactions. "Brian", a Selby student, recently graduated from high school and wanted to find employment. He comfortably transitioned into our Community Employment program and quickly found a job a Publix.  Another student has been successfully placed in the Heavenly Haven Bakery. Both student use skills they learned in the Selby high school. This is clearly a wonderful opportunity for these teens, and Community Haven has already been requested to work with Oak Park School for the disabled in Sarasota to offer similar opportunities for with disabilities who are aging out of public school.

Program Comments by Organization

Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Brad Jones
CEO Term Start May 2016
CEO/Executive Director Email
Brad Jones has a BA in Human Services with minors in Psychology and Sociology. He has a Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Brad began his career at Community Haven as a Program Coordinator in the Community Living program. In May of 2012, he was promoted to Director of Adult Services and in July of 2014, he was promoted to Vice President of Operations. On May 10, 2016 he was appointed to President and CEO.
Brad is the 2013 recipient of The Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Michael Goodman Award "recognizing outstanding and significant contributions to serving Floridians with disabilities." Brad was awarded the 2014 Unity Award in the Non-Profit category by BIZ941 and Sarasota Magazine. Brad recently led a successful $1.1 million dollar capital campaign to build a new vocational training center on Community Haven’s campus. Brad serves on the Board of Directors for the Miracle League of Manasota and is a coach for one of the teams.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Mr. James Doherty June 2010 - Sept 2011
Marla Doss July 2012 - Jan 2016
Senior Staff
Pam Alexander
Xela Brutus
Christine Crawford
Missy Eckenrod Director of Selby Preschool
Brad Jones Vice President of Operations
Sierra Lifsey Director of Client Services
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 63
Part Time Staff 3
Staff Retention Rate % 83
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 2
Volunteers 77
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes

Collaborations: Easter Seals,  Kidspot, Center Montessori, Bradenton Fire Dept., Leadership Sarasota, Young Professionals, Contract with ABA Network, Gulf Coast Early Steps Program, Manatee & Sarasota School districts, United Way, Kiwanis Clubs, Professional Sporting Teams, Rotary Clubs, Asolo, DCF Access Partner, All Faiths Food Bank Staples Boxes, Miracle League of Manasota, All Faiths Food Bank Growing Healthy Kids Program and many local businesses. 

Affiliations: Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Florida Association of Infant Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities Committee of the Sarasota Community Alliance, Division of Blind Services, Whole Child Manatee Community Partner, Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County, Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Sarasota Manatee, Licensed by Florida Department of Health, Manatee and Sarasota County Government, Suncoast Workforce Board, contracted providers with Division of Vocational Rehabilitative Agency for Persons with Disabilities, contracted providers for Sarasota County Contracted Human Services VIPER program, Manatee and Sarasota Chambers of Commerce, Venice Chamber of Commerce.

Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Manatee Chamber of Commerce
Florida Association of Infant Mental Health2012
Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities2012
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
WEDU Non-Profit of the Year and Community Spirit AwardWEDU2006
Beverly Chapman Award for Outstanding Employment Placement ProgramThe Able Trust2002
Community PartnerUnited Way2012
Aktion Club Award for Distinguished AchievementKiwanis Club of Sarasota County2011
Humanitarian AwardLakewood Ranch Community Foundation2013
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Blanket Personal Property
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Directors and Officers Policy
Employee Benefits Liability
General Property Coverage
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Special Event Liability
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization
Management Comments by Foundation
Planning & Policies Comments by Organization
Planning & Policies Comments by Foundation
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
We continue to increase our efforts to announce special events, important new programs, and outstanding gifts to our community through press releases, implement new social media strategies through our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and feature stories on our clients, campus, and special events on our web site. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Michael Scicluna
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term Dec 2015 to June 2016
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Ted Bogusz MBA Insurors
Sharon Chiodi Schemmel Property Group
Patricia Crauwels Matthews Eastmore
Eric Hoonhout Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A.
Emily Lovesky Mruczek Carrabbas
Liisa Neumann Parent
Wendy Mann Resnick TV Host SNN
Michael Scicluna Retired
Tom Thomas Lichtenstein Briefman Gardner & Thomas, PLLC
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 9
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 60
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 76
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Governance Comments by Organization
Our Board of Directors has always been an integral part of Community Haven.  Their networks help us to reach further into all aspects of the Sarasota-Manatee community.  According to our By-Laws, we follow certain procedures which are available to the public. We are continually rotating board members and our advisory board. Many of our board members have relatives who are disabled or simply enjoy supporting our clients, and have been members for as many as 40 years. Their fundraising efforts and in kind support is truly tireless, and they are constantly working to spread the word about Community Haven's many success stories.  Moving forward, the current governance committee is particularly mindful of potential board members that can bring their time, talents and expertise to benefit Community Haven over the long-term.
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $3,460,102.00
Projected Expenses $3,576,157.00
Endowment Value
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Policy %
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign Yes
Campaign Purpose Phase I of Campus Master Plan, $1,100,000 for Haven Industries Employment & Training Center, $550,000 for fifth Group Home, (donations already secured)
Campaign Goal $1,800,000.00
Campaign Dates May 2014 to Mar 2016
Amount Raised To Date 1098000 as of Nov 2015
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
IRS Form 990s
Form 9902015
990 2013-20142014
Form 9902008
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$295,683$176,197$564,629
Individual Contributions$1,297,054$366,998$1,142,561
Investment Income, Net of Losses$14,540$150,379$38,006
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$99,165$61,940$56,313
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$26,910
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,448,044$2,312,725$2,397,347
Administration Expense$821,563$708,082$386,380
Fundraising Expense$66,129$86,020$121,014
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.160.961.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses73%74%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%14%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$3,661,163$3,144,540$3,309,815
Current Assets$834,290$494,371$343,408
Long-Term Liabilities$12,779$0$0
Current Liabilities$192,086$222,592$187,308
Total Net Assets$3,456,298$2,921,948$3,122,507
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountClient Fees $2,000,513Client Fees $1,984,822Client Payments $1,259,168
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $1,297,054Contributions, gifts, grants $366,998Contributions, gifts, grants $1,142,561
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $295,683Government Grants - Unspecified $176,197Preschool Tuition $83,623
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.342.221.83
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization The agency implemented a streamlined budget and operational plan last year, and benefited from some important capital gifts, including a new group house. But our programs, particularly Haven Industries and Community Living, continue to contend with pressing needs for campus expansion in the face of stagnant or reduced government payments to the adult disabled community. As such, Community Haven kicked off a Major Gift Initiative in 2014 for our Campus Master Plan, beginning with an important Phase 1 Expansion Plan for Haven Industries and our fifth Group Home. We welcome the community to come visit us and view our plans.     
Financial Comments by Foundation
Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they are not separated in the 990 or audit.  Financial figures taken from 990.  Federal 990s and audits are reconciled for total revenue and expenses.  Financial information for 2015 was taken solely from the audited financial statements as the Federal tax return was not available at time of review.
Agency is discussing plans and strategies to handle revenue losses.
Nonprofit Community Haven for Adults and Children With Disabilities, Inc.
Address 4405 DeSoto Road
Sarasota, FL 34235
Phone 941 355-8808