"Ever since we attended our first Follies show a few years ago, when the Students stole our hearts (and continue to do so), we became full fledge supporters, contributors and ‘part time’ volunteers as needed. The Loveland Staff is a dedicated ‘one of a kind’ that has overwhelmingly earned our respect and admiration. We urge you to tour the campus and you too will become enthusiastic supporters."
Bob & Hazel Neveu
"I am so proud of Loveland and the unique world renowned service it provides. To have this resource in the Venice community is a tribute to all the caring individuals, foundations, and business’ that contribute their time talent and treasure to ensure its continued success. I feel privileged to be able to work for Loveland."
Gratia D. Schroeder
"Friendly staff who cares deeply about the students and a beautiful well-kept facility."
"Your motto says it all.....to live their lives to the fullest. Teaching and imparting skills, dignity, respect and fitness. A fabulous, dedicated caring staff reaching out to so many. It is so obvious as a good friend once said to me....with Loveland - love,hope and happiness. Without Loveland....an empty room."
"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 a 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
"That a city the size of Venice has a facility as wonderful as Loveland speaks volumes about the kind of people who live and work in Venice. And, what Loveland students do in and for the community speaks volumes about the value of Loveland and its programs."
"From the moment I was introduced to Loveland by Carl Penxa, he showed me the wisdom of challenging our students to strive to follow a path in life that sometimes means allowing them to fail, thereby learning from their mistakes. I have watched so many of our students grow in this manner (pretty much the same way I learned in life). I have seen so many positive things happen including two of our students marry and move into their own place. I look forward to the completion of the Loveland Village so our "seniors" need not worry about having to relocate out of the Venice area as they age and instead can stay an continue to enjoy their local friendships and our campus."
"We have watched Loveland’s metamorphosis over the last 14 years. Having grown from a tiny campus to a modern facility has been a roller coaster of fun, excitement and tears. Carl Penxa and his dedicated staff have shown that Loveland students are definitely partners in our wonderful community."
John and Ellen Nalepa
Loveland/Boca Royale Golf Tournament