Loveland Center was established in 1962 by a group of parents who sought to provide a productive and safe place for their adult children to go during the day. From the outset, the vision was to provide more than just a traditional sheltered workshop. Instead, Loveland Center focuses 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.
Since its founding, Loveland has expanded to offer adult day training, supported employment and volunteering, supported living, and group home services for adults with developmental disabilities.
The campus currently serves students from Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. Services are offered without regard to race, sex, creed, or national origins. There are currently over 125 individuals enrolled in Loveland’s various programs.
All of Loveland’s dedicated team members believe that all people, regardless of disability, have inherent qualities which can benefit society. We believe our students will attain whatever goals they purusue, when given the opportunity and support needed to succeed.
Therefore, community involvement is strongly emphasized in our programs. We recognize students as adult citizens with the right to choose their own lifestyles, participate fully in the community, have friendships and relationships, and work or volunteer in the community. Our services, programs and passionate staff members focus on providing opportunities and experiences that generate the skills needed to help students live their lives to the fullest.
Loveland Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our Federal I.D. Number is 59-1011392. Loveland Center’s registration number with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is CH633. Loveland Center employs no contracted solicitors and receives 100% of all contributions. A copy of this official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7372 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.