Human Services

PALM BEACH HABILITATION CENTER INC

Turning Disabilities Into Possibilities Since 1959

Palm Springs, FL

Mission

Our Mission is to ensure that individuals with disabilities have the best environment in which to learn, work and live. To accomplish this, we provide: Vocational Training, Employment and Community Job Placement, Recreational and Senior Activities, Residential Services, and Life Skills Training. Our Vision is an inclusive community where Individuals with disabilities can realize their full potential and contribute to the community in personally meaningful ways. Our Belief is that we have the responsibility to provide the tools, opportunities, and support needed for each Individual to make their own unique and valuable contributions to society.

Ruling Year

1968

CEO

Mr. David Lin

Main Address

4522 S Congress Ave

Palm Springs, FL 33461 USA

Keywords

Developmental Disabilities

EIN

59-6213381

 Number

7519532594

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

Public Housing (L21)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Our Mission is to ensure that individuals with disabilities in Palm Beach County have the best environment in which to learn, work, and live. To accomplish this, we provide: Vocational Training Employment and community job placement Recreational and senior activities Residential services Life Skills training Vision Our Vision is an inclusive community where Individuals with disabilities can realize their full potential and contribute to the community in personally meaningful ways.

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Our programs

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Supported Employment

Residential Services

Employment Services

Seniors in Transition and Retirement Services

Computer Training

Work Crews

Program Management

Adult Day Training

Adult Skills Aquisition Program

Food Service Employment Training

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The goal of the Palm Beach Habilitation Center is to provide for the current and emerging needs of the men and women who are presently being served by the agency and for those who are on a waiting list. Through a process of strategic planning and program design, the current goals are:

1. To secure funding to construct a multi-purpose building to house a Life Skills Enrichment Program that will address the interpersonal skills of a participants and provide a program to for teaching and executing art projects, an area for dance, a stage for stage plays and areas for music appreciation and participation. Part of the programming will be instructions in exercise, health, nutritional and other wellness activities. All of these activities have proven to increase personal self-confidence, creativity, self-worth, and appropriate socialization skills to that each individual will have a greater opportunity to succeed in gaining successful social acceptance and possible employment in the community.

2. To secure funding for the purchase of land and construction of a new group home to house 6 people who require assistance due to their age.

3. To continue to increase CREW2U contracts so that 40 additional clients will have an opportunity to work in the community. CREW2U is a business based effort where the agency enters into contracts with municipalities, community businesses and industry to provide services such as janitorial, recycling, large scale beach and lake cleanup and emptying coin meters. Crews of clients with a staff supervisor perform the services required with each contract.

1. Proposals to foundations will be solicited to construct a multi-purpose building to house a Life Skills Enrichment program.

2. A fund drive will be developed by the Development Department and Board of Directors to raise $1,000,000 to purchase property and construct a group home. The same process will be used that successfully raised funds to construct two other group groups in the past six years.

3. The Director of Community Employment and the Director of Business Development will develop a market survey to determine what are the current needs of municipalities, government entities under the auspices of Palm Beach County and community businesses so that a marketing plan including a brochure specific to the capability of the agencies labor force of clients can be developed to solicit new contracts.

The Palm Beach Habilitation Center has been successful in the last 20 years eliminating all debt. All of the property owned by the agency is mortgage free. An Investment Committee was established for the purpose of securing and developing an investment strategy to provide a least 4 months of operating funds should an emergency occur. This has been accomplished. Over $2,500,000 was raised from individual donations to build two new group homes. The Board of Directors is committed to working to provide whatever is necessary to maintain and develop quality and meaningful programs and services to over 700 men and women with disabilities that are served each year.

Relationships have been established with community businesses which will be used to gather information that will assist in continuing the development of the CREW2U endeavor. Since the agency came into being over 10,000 men and women with disabilities have been placed in competitive employment in the County. Those businesses have become supporters of the agencies endeavors to provide employment opportunities.

A detailed plan of action which assigns responsibilities for the successful completion of each goal will be established and monitored by the Board of Directors and President/CEO on a monthly basis. Board committees will also participate and monitor progress of each project. The actual completion of any construction project will indicate progress. The establishment of additional crews will also indicate progress.

Using a strategic planning process relative to programs and services of the agency, new programs have been added to keep abreast of the changing needs of clients. A special program was developed using this process to provide retirement services for the aging population. Training programs that address the employment needs of community businesses have been developed such as computer and food service instruction. Other services identified during the strategic planning process and later developed is a job club where candidates for work training are given the opportunity to explore different types of work in the community; two group homes designed to meet the specific needs of the residents have been constructed; and a 92% retention rate has been able to be maintained for clients that have been placed in community employment. These have been major accomplishments.

What has not be accomplished to date has been to provide city water and sewer to one of the agency's group homes located in a rural area of Lantana. To provide this access which also provide a sprinkler system to extinguish a possible fire at the home which is inhabited by physically and mentally disabled men. As special project has been requested from the Florida Legislature which was passed and is now being considered by funding by the Florida Governor. This has been and ongoing and expensive issue as the septic fields have failed on serveral occasions. If funding cannot be accomplished this Legislative Session, this project will have to take precedent over other goals that have been established.

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Agency Certification 2010

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes