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.
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