Meet A Student
"I like Loveland because I get to be independent.
Maryanne started to attend Loveland in 2009. She lives with her mom in North Port and can't wait for the Loveland Village to be completed so she can move into an apartment with her best friends. She is currently taking Health & Safety Class, Fitness, Mosaics, Contracts, and Computer Lab. Her favorite class is Mosaics class because she gets the be creative while making things. Outside of Loveland, Maryanne participates in Special Olympics Bowling and Swimming, and loves going to the movies. Her all-time favorite thing to do at Loveland is to participate in the Follies. Maryanne says, "I love the Follies because you get to audition and be in the show and express yourself".
"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
Loveland Center, Inc.
157 South Havana Road
Venice, FL 34292
Phone: (941) 493-0016
Fax: (941) 497-6179
Enroll at Loveland Center
HOW TO ENROLL:
Contact Janis Alberti, Vice-President of Student Services, at 941-493-0016, ext. 302, for an application.
Help with paying for services is available through the Florida Medicaid Waiver Program, and
transportation is available through SCAT Plus.
Florida State Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Venice is located in District 23
800-741-8687 (Tampa) or
800-615-8720 (St. Pete)
Local office in Venice: 941-480-3600
SCAT Plus: 941-861-1234