Mission: To provide employment, training and other support services to people with disabilities.
Programs: See schedule o. Abilities of florida, inc. (dba "servicesource" or "servicesource florida regional office") is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation based in clearwater, florida. Established in 1959, the servicesource florida regional office provides a range of rehabilitation and employment services for individuals with disabilities throughout the state of florida. Programs include direct employment, benefits planning, vocational evaluation and training, job placement, youth transition services and housing. In fy 2014, the servicesource florida regional office served a total of 11,918 floridians with disabilities. Of these individuals served, 673 individuals with disabilities received assistance to obtain a job with another employer, and 20 individuals were directly employed by servicesource. Programs and servicesrehabilitation and employment servicesservicesource partners with the state of florida division of vocational rehabilitation to provide core vocational rehabilitation services in the state that help floridians with disabilities achieve employment. In fy 2014 servicesource's vr programs covered a total of six workforce regions in florida and served more than 8,000 individuals with disabilities. The servicesource florida regional office also provides supported and affirmative employment through contracts under the federal abilityone program and other government or commercial contracts. Youth transition servicesthe servicesource florida regional office provides services to youth with disabilities in partnership with osceola fundamental high school, through the high school high tech (hsht) program. Hsht is a community-based partnership that provides high school students with disabilities the opportunity to explore jobs and post-secondary education leading to technology-related careers. In fy 2014 the program served a total of 22 high school students with disabilities, ages 14 to 22. All nine seniors in the program graduated, and one third of the students participated in paid summer internships in the community to build work experience and explore career interests. Wounded warrior transition servicesin fy 2014 the servicesource florida regional office's warrior bridge program served nearly 200 veterans in fy 2014 through direct employment, job placement, housing services and the warrior bridge veterans mall, which provides necessary household items and business clothing at no cost for wounded veterans and their at families. Through a planning grant from kessler foundation, servicesourcee launched the acquired brain injury life (abil) house in fy 2014. Abilhouse promotes self-sufficiency and community re-integration for veterans and others living with brain injuries through a community-based clubhouse program. The house itself was purchased with assistance from the city of st. Petersburg and raymond james. Accessibility renovations to the home were made in collaboration with the home deport foundation and habitat for humanity.