We welcome August with renewed motivation and joy. It is also the time to enjoy vacations, walks on the beach, swimming, sun, picnics, and even popsicles!
It has been a season of great transition at Protected Harbor. We welcomed a new resident, and are helping her adjust to her new home. We also welcomed Pete and Cindy Garritt to our team of Direct Support Professionals who will serve in one of the homes. We look forward to their arrival and the love and encouragement they will bring to our residents as we expand our mission and ministry.
As our outreach continues to grow, many more Southwest Florida families are aware of Protected Harbor’s stellar reputation. These families and others throughout the country reach out to Protected Harbor for help. They express their personal needs and desires for their adult children who possess a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities. These requests are both a source of joy and yet a challenge we are willing to accept. Our top priorities are always to serve God and be ready to grow as He leads. Your support in these efforts is vital and appreciated.
Thanks to our wonderful, committed donors and our more recent partnerships with organizations like Pelican Sound, AmeriCorps, Vista, and Florida Gulf Coast University we are expanding our horizon to meet the needs of a much larger number of God’s Special People this year.
Helping those we serve to live their best possible lives is a key goal here at Protected Harbor. We have been honored with an “exemplary review” by the Florida State Quality Assurance Program for our Developmental Disability Services. We are thrilled with the recognition and the maturation of our residents. They are now more prepared than ever to engage in the community in which they live.
At Protected Harbor, we are optimistic and excited to see what the Lord has in store for our residents and clients in the months ahead. It is through His provision that our work gets done with successful outcomes achieved. We appreciate all who generously commit their gifts & talents to this wonderful mission. Most of all we thank you for your prayers.