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The mission of Hope Havens Adult Training Services (ATS) department is to provide individuals with disabilities quality training, experience, and advocacy to achieve success in the workplace and in the community. It is our vision that consumers will continue to be included in the community with natural supports.

Hope Academy/Project SEARCH

Hope Academy-Project SEARCH is a CARF-accredited workforce development program designed to provide career exploration and training opportunities for young adults with cognitive disabilities. The program is targeted for young adults, ages 18-29, whose main goal is paid employment.

Entrance Criteria:

  • Desire to work competitively in the community
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Meet eligibility requirements to receive a special diploma
  • Meet eligibility requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Have independent hygiene and grooming skills
  • Maintain appropriate work behaviors and skills in the workplace
  • Ability to pass drug screen, felony check
  • Have immunizations up to date
  • Be able to communicate effectively

Employment Services

The purpose of Hope Havens Employment Services Program is to assist consumers with developmental disabilities and physical disabilities in obtaining and/or maintaining community jobs. The needs and wants of individual consumers determine the specific services provided.

Consumers can choose from the following menu of services:

  • Job search skills training
  • Career exploration
  • Vocational counseling
  • Job retention skill training
  • Job search support
  • Job orientation support
  • Job coaching
  • Follow-along services

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)

The mission of the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, located at Hope haven, is to enhance the quality of life for Floridians with disabilities, regardless of age, by promoting the awareness of, access to, and advocacy for assistive technology

Services include:

  • Assistive technology information and referral
  • Adaptive equipment lending library
  • Adapted toy lending library
  • Demonstrations, tours and presentations
  • Assistive technology evaluation and training

For information on special services for young adults with disabilities, please contact Kelli Bloom or Pat Burr at 346-5100.

Children's Clinic And Family Center
4600 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: (904) 346-5100
Fax: (904) 346-5111

Hope Haven seeks to provide high-quality services at the lowest possible cost to our clients. Our staff is committed to helping you understand your individual insurance coverages, deductibles, co-pays and patient responsibility prior to your first appointment. For clients without insurance, Hope Haven offers a reduced self-pay fee schedule. Additionally, when funding is available, Hope Haven offers financial assistance on selected services to families with qualifying financial needs.