LOVELAND CENTER INC

Rating: 5 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 157 S Havana Rd Venice FL 34292 USA

Mission: Loveland Center helps adults with disabilities live their lives to the fullest.
Results: We served 125 adults with developmental disabilities. Despite consistent funding cuts, our fundraising has increased more than 10% this year than last year. We continue to move forward on the development of the Loveland Village, a planned residential community for adults with developmental disabilities.
Target demographics: adults with developmental disabilities, adults with intellectual disabilities
Direct beneficiaries per year: 125 adults with developmental disabilities
Geographic areas served: Sarasota County, Charlotte County
Programs: We provide Adult Day Training, Supported Employment & Volunteering, Supported Living, and group home services.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This organization provides a much-needed service to the Venice community. It is a wonderful organization offering great programs!

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Being a member of the community

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Give it more funding to do more projects!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Venice, Florida is fortunate to have a place such as Loveland Center where adults with developmental disabilities can come to learn and grow through activities at the center and in the community.

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having been a part of helping students find volunteer jobs and/or employment in the community and watching as students blossom. It's also wonderful to see students that come to Loveland that change from shy and quiet to actually performing solos in a theatrical production!

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continue to evolve by adding and changing activities and classes to meet the needs and desires of the students.

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I Love it ! Loveland is my school. I learn to work on the computer. I have good friends at Loveland

Scott

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Staff is nice and help me.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Loveland Center Inc. My Son had been at home for several years because the last school he went too just let him sit all day and it made him not want to go. He would stay awake at night because he didn't want to go. Our life was not good making him go so we kept him at home.

I had heard from people what a great school Loveland Center was. We talked to Social Worker and she carried us down for a visit. I was very impressed with the program and the happiness i saw on the clients face.

We enrolled him and he started him over two years ago and I can't get him to stay home. He is kept busy and has a reason to get up in the morning.

My son has very little speech. They must communicate to him well because he can let me know the things that go on during the day.

A wonderful caring group of Staff and Volunteers who i appreciate very much.

Ralph and Jane Evers

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Our Son Is an Example of a happy, more out going. Just a big change

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The services Loveland service provides are absolutely wonderful for their students, families, and the greater community!

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being a member of the community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more funding so it can expand and serve more people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Loveland center has an outstanding mission and some of the most compassionate staffers.

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talking with one of the staffers about her experience.

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upgrade and re-design their website.

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I'm happy here because I like it here. I play bingo. do crafts, go for walks and go to Aktion Club. In Aktion Club we ring bells at Christmas to make money for others. The staff helps me learn how to do things, like puzzles. I have friends at Loveland.

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I'm a student.

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I want Loveland to stay where it is.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This organization's mission is wonderful, and the work it is doing for its students is very commendable.

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Help it expand so it can provide services to more students!

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

This is an incredible organization that empowers adults (students) with developmental disabilities to define and achieve their own life goals. The results have been spectacular. More than 40,000 hours of student volunteer efforts have been given back to our community. Students choose to develop and or improve their skills at work, in their own homes or as a volunteer with other organizations. The staff is second to none in their dedication to the students.

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...the lives of the students as they strive to and achieve their life goals.

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...help to achieve the goal of building the Loveland Village.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The dedicated staff and volunteers at Loveland Center are truly passionate toward helping adults with developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest.

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I have experienced seeing the positive impact Loveland Center has on adults with developmental disabilities. Loveland brings out the best in everyone.

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Loveland Center shouldn't change a thing! BUT, I wish more people would stop out and experience the positive impact this organization is having within our community!

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