Loveland Center, Inc.
157 S Havana Rd
Venice FL 34292
Helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Patrick Guerin III
Board Chair Dr. James Woods
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1964
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2019
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement

Loveland Center serves almost 200 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Sarasota and Charlotte counties.

The Adult Day Training program serves almost 150 adults with I/DD, teaching important life skills to equip students with independent living skills and the ability to make informed decisions.

The Supported Employment program serves 60 individuals, who are either employed or seeking employment with local businesses. Six individuals volunteer for local organizations.

Most recently, Loveland Center completed construction of the Nancy Detert Residences, a residential housing option that provides safe, affordable, and supportive housing to 64 adults with I/DD and more than 20 caregivers. 

Needs Statement

  1.  Loveland Center is in need of several new vehicles ranging in size to transport participants to and from community based activities, healthcare appointments, and local educational/vocational opportunities. Some of these vehicles will also need to be equipped with hydraulic wheelchair lifts to provide supports for those with mobility devices.
  2. Loveland is in need of several generators for throughout the organization.
  3. In order to accommodate the growing demand for services throughout the region, the agency plans to expand our Adult Day Training program outside of the Venice community.
  4. The Adult Day Training program is always in need of volunteer support to enhance the day-to-day program activities.

Background Statement
Loveland Center was established in 1962 by a group of parents of adults with developmental disabilities to provide a productive and safe place for their adult children to go during the day. From the outset, the philosophy was to provide more than just a traditional sheltered workshop. Instead, Loveland Center focused on offering individualized services which empower adults with developmental disabilities to make informed decisions in regard to work, lifestyle, and citizenship so that they may become more self-sufficient and interconnected within the community. In the eighties, two group homes were opened and a partnership was established with Sarasota County Technical Institute to teach living skills in the Adult Day Training program. Supported Living,
Supported Employment, and Volunteering services were added in the early
nineties. In 2007, the Phase II – Senior Center was built to accommodate the senior participants to deal with issues of mobility, incontinence, and early onset dementia. Since opening, Phase II has expanded to additionally meet the need of younger adults with developmental disabilities requiring more assistance and supervision. Currently, Loveland Center serves almost 150 adults with developmental disabilities. Most recently, Loveland Center opened Loveland Village. Loveland Village is a 94 bedroom planned residential community that will provide adults with developmental disabilities affordable, safe, and supportive housing.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Areas Served Comments Loveland Center serves individuals in Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. The agency's services are available even to those outside of these areas. However, due to transportation costs, individuals served primarily reside in Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. 
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Human Services
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Loveland Center has been a presence in the Venice community for more than five decades. As we reflect on our history of providing supports to countless individuals and their families in the immediate area, we are now turning our focus to the thousands across the Suncoast Region whose service needs are not being met.

In the face of federal and state funding changes, Loveland Center has many financial needs to support the various programs and services we provide. Unfortunately, the ones that suffer most are the nearly 200 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that we serve. Through our Adult Day Training program and Supported Employment service, we strive to develop daily living skills, embrace self-advocacy, and instill the confidence to be more independent, contributing members of society. Our driving objective is community integration through a variety of partnerships with organizations across the region.

Loveland Center’s mission to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest drives my desire to volunteer and advocate for this powerful organization. I, along with a strong board and determined leadership team and staff, work tirelessly to achieve our mission and expand the reach of our programs and services. I challenge anyone reading this to visit the Loveland Center, take a tour, get to know the various individuals that we serve, and then you will understand my commitment!

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director



The goal of Loveland Center's educational programs is to help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn the important life skills they need to achieve their individual life goals.

The Life Skills ADT provides a 1:10 (one instructor, ten students) learning environment similar to a college campus for individuals who have aged out of the public school system. In the program, students select classes that will help them achieve the goals they have set in their individual support plans.

Class offerings include:

Practical Academics

Life Skills


Computer Lab

Open Learning Center

Art Studio & Mosaics

            A.C.E. (Advocate. Communicate. Express)

The program also includes the Creative Hearts Studio, which provides students the opportunity to creative beautiful mosaics and jewelry that are sold at community events.

The Sensory Center provides a caring environment for up to 30 adults with I/DD who need a higher level of support through their day on a 1:5 and 1:3 level of care.

The Hearty Kitchen Academy provides adults with I/DD an opportunity to learn culinary skills that may lead to meaningful employment in the local hospitality and food service industry.

Program participants also have the opportunity to participate in various community engagement activities such as Loveland Follies, Loveland Chorus, AKtion Club, and many other off-campus events and activities.

Budget $1,220,300
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success

60% of main campus students will demonstrate knowledge of healthy eating choices.

 60% of Fitness Class participants will meet their weight loss goal. 

90% of participants indicate that they are satisfied or very satisfied with the services provided by the program.

 100% of students complete at least two Fitness Classes a week for the academic year. 

Long Term Success The Adult Day Training program strives to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to be self-sufficient, independent, social, and active citizens. 
Program Success Monitoring A satisfaction survey is distributed to students once a year. In addition, staff maintain case notes and attendance sheets to track participation and improvements. We also administer a pre-test and a post-test to measure knowledge gain. 
Program Success Examples For several years, Loveland Center has received 100% student satisfaction responses on the survey. 
63% of ADT program participants demonstrate knowledge of their rights and are able to serve as self-advocates against abuse and neglect. 
100% of Adult Day Training job skills class participants have demonstrated significant improvement on employment skills such as punctuality, productivity, cooperation, and cleanliness.  

The Supported Employment Program is designed to support individuals with I/DD interested in obtaining paid employment in the community partnering with employers who strive to build an inclusive workforce. Supported Employment Specialists provide individualized assistance to each participant in finding job vacancies and completing resumes, applications, and interviews.  After the participant is hired, the employment specialist works side-by-side with him/her for a period of time.  This on-the-job training helps to ensure proper workplace communication and safety.

Our individualized approach allows us to customize our services to meet the needs and goals of both the individuals served and their employers.

Our Employment Specialists provide:
-Job search and placement
-On-the-job training
-Assistance with arranging transportation
Employer benefits include:
-No cost on-the-job training and follow-up services
-Tax credit benefits
-An inclusive workforce & positive organizational culture


Budget $167,400
Category Employment, General/Other Employment, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Adults Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success
60 individuals are participating in the program. Multiple new employment partnerships have been developed with local businesses. 
Long Term Success 80% of program participants maintain or secure employment. 
Program Success Monitoring Case notes are maintained for each program participant. In addition, an annual satisfaction survey is distributed to employees and employers. 
Program Success Examples
100% of employers and employees have expressed satisfaction with the services received by program staff. 
More than 30 individuals are employed in the community, with some working in the same place for over 20 years.  

Supported Living staff provide community support to individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in their own apartments, and require a little assistance with life management tasks. Coaches provide assistance with medical appointments, grocery shopping, teaching students independent living skills, and assisting with financial responsibilities. 

Budget $36,690
Category Human Services, General/Other In-Home Assistance
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success

Loveland's Supported Living Coaches measure success by measuring if consumers achieve their personal goals for the period. Each goal is set by the individual, and varies drastically amongst consumers. 

The program is also considered successful if 90% or more of consumers are satisfied with the services. 

Long Term Success

The ideal state of this program is to have all Loveland students graduate into the supported living. By learning academics and life skills through the ADT program, students can gain the independence and self sufficiency to live in their own homes or apartments with natural supports and minimal staff assistance. 

Program Success Monitoring

Program success is monitored by annual surveys. In addition, student goals are monitored through case notes and interviews with consumers. 

Program Success Examples

Supported Living services are successful when each consumer is able to accomplish the goals that they have set for themselves. One consumer set a goal to save up enough money to purchase a laptop. After months and months of budgeting properly, with the support of her supported living coach, the individual saved enough to go out and pick the laptop she wanted. 


Other consumers have set goals to find a new apartment, learn to cook certain meals, or simply keep their house clean.  


The Nancy Detert Residences at Loveland Village consists of 3 apartment buildings with 42 units that provide an affordable, safe, and supportive option for independent living for adults with I/DD and their supports. Some residents live in their own 1 bedroom apartment, or share a 2-bedroom unit with a friend. Residents also have the option share the costs of renting with more roommates and/or with a 24-hour in-home support of their choosing.

The apartments are managed by a parter agency, Community Assisted and Supported Living, and provides tenants full protection under Landlord-Tenant laws. In addition, residents have access to 24 hour security for support in case of any emergency. This naturally therapeutic residential setting has allowed all tenants the full choice of supports, friends, and a safe, comfortable, and affordable independent living option in Sarasota County. 
Budget $234,400
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Short Term Success
The residences provide housing for 64 adults with I/DD, and more than 20 support staff or family members of individuals with I/DD. 
The security protocols have also been instrumental in immediate intervention in cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and provides a safeguard to reduced or altogether prevent future incidents.  
Long Term Success Long term, the project is expected to provide adults with I/DD an affordable community amongst peers and supporters. Through this residential option, residents can live in an affordable apartment and can age in place amongst their friends, with multiple recreational opportunities to reduce depression, isolation, or unreported cases of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. 
Program Success Monitoring Residents meet once a month to discuss issues that arise and to provide feedback to staff, and annual surveys will be implemented to measure impact. 
Program Success Examples Multiple individuals have been able to move out of the family home for the first time in their adult lives, due to the low rents and universal design features that make each apartment easily accessible to individuals with various developmental disabilities. 

To enhance the quality of life for individuals with I/DD, Loveland Center offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Participants have the opportunity to participate in organized group travel to community events, or activities such as BINGO, Clubhouse Movies, beach outings, parties, and more.

Budget $50,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Elderly and/or Disabled Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success Residents take advantage of free recreational activities to promote social engagement and community integration. 
Long Term Success
Through active participation in recreational activities, adults with I/DD have greater access to their peers, reducing isolation and increasing emotional well-being. In addition, these individuals will also have greater access to community resources and greater integration within their community.  
Program Success Monitoring Staff monitor attendance at events, and an Activities Committee meets regularly to receive feedback from program participants. 
Program Success Examples Many individuals who live at the Nancy Detert Residences at Loveland Village participate in the recreational program, and continue to express excitement at their ability to spend time with their peers with limited social barriers. 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Patrick Guerin III
CEO Term Start Sept 2017
CEO/Executive Director Email
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Daniela Koci Feb 2016 - June 2017
Carl J Penxa JrDec 1990 - Feb 2016
Senior Staff
Mrs. Madeline Broadus Human Resources Officer
Mrs. Karen Groff Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Rafael Robles Chief Development Officer
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 30
Part Time Staff 9
Staff Retention Rate % 90
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 86
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes

Loveland Center has had a formal, 20 year-long collaboration with Venice Theatre producing The Loveland Follies. Loveland students and staff members work with Venice Theatre staff members and community volunteers to create a different show each year.

  • The Lovelanders, Inc. 
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Community Alliance of Sarasota County
  • Lions Club
  • Sarasota County Therapeutic Recreation
  • Salvation Army
  • All Faiths Foodbank
  • Jacaranda Golf and Country Club
  • Goodwill
  • Agency for Persons with Disabilities
  • Delmarva Foundation
  • Bay Indies Service Associations
  • Artistree Landscape Maintenance and Design 
  • Venice Christian School
  • Salvation Army
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Governor's Points of Light AwardFlorida Governor Jeb Bush2004
Risk Management Provisions
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2016
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 Yes
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Agency Core Values
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. James Woods
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term Oct 2017 to Sept 2020
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mr. Johnny Britton Brittons Carpet One
Mr. Donald Cogswell A Better Solution
Mr. George Cooper Retired
Senator Nancy Detert Sarasota County Commissioner
Ms. Karen Hough Northern Trust Bank
Mr. David Hunihan Retired
Mr. A. Gary Johnson Retired
Ms. Debbie LaPinska PGT Industries
Mr. Robert Lewandowski Retired
Mr. Wayne Luoma Retired
Mr. William Mehserle Pinkerton Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC.
Mr. Greg Roberts Klingbeil & Roberts, P.A.
Mr. David Williams Retired
Dr. Jim Woods Retired
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 11
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 88
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 30
Standing Committees
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Governance Comments by Organization

Loveland Center has a dedicated, hardworking Board of Directors that oversees the governance of the organization. Each Board member is dedicated to Loveland Center’s mission. We are proud to say that 100% of our Board members contributed to Loveland Center, either through financial contributions or in-kind services.

Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Oct
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month Sept
Tax Year End Day 30
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $2,130,500.00
Projected Expenses $2,105,500.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $96,800.00
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,000,000$4,209,177$3,661,828
Individual Contributions$675,898$1,215,293$709,676
Investment Income, Net of Losses$4,571$3,896$6,837
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$196,359$186,628$166,388
Revenue In-Kind$104,330$525,075$29,449
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$2,141,291$1,725,550$1,250,310
Administration Expense$458,529$378,769$472,263
Fundraising Expense$137,573$189,890$132,675
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.092.552.60
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%75%67%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%3%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$15,055,383$15,811,595$10,731,759
Current Assets$1,075,212$1,263,628$1,911,185
Long-Term Liabilities$2,255,000$2,521,420$710,000
Current Liabilities$146,295$895,671$1,195,690
Total Net Assets$12,654,088$12,394,504$8,826,069
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $1,000,000Government Grants - State $3,566,068Government Grants - Unspecified $3,661,828
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Support $687,965Contributions, gifts, grants $1,215,293Contributions, gifts, grants $709,676
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $675,898Government Grants - Unspecified $643,109Tuition and Fees $233,715
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.351.411.60
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets15%16%7%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization

Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial figures taken from IRS Form 990 and audit documents. 990s and audits reconcile. Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.   The value of in-kind contributions is included in revenue in the audited financial statements.
Nonprofit Loveland Center, Inc.
Address 157 S Havana Rd
Venice, FL 34292
Phone 941 493-0016