What a great God we serve! Seven months ago, at our annual Prayer Breakfast, we proudly introduced our growth plans and vision for expanding services to reach more people in the community. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, coupled with prayers and hard work, many doors have been opened to us; we have achieved progress beyond our expectations.
With the added leadership of our Executive Director Robin Antone, we have made great strides toward accomplishing many of our strategic goals. Robin is a great new addition and a blessing. I am thrilled to be able to support her and the entire Protected Harbor team along this journey.
Effective July 1st, we were awarded an expanded license, allowing us to add many new programs and serve more of God’s Special People. Specifically, we are enhancing and increasing our Personal Support/Companion program, Supported Living Coaching, and Respite Services. All these services described below are endorsed by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and funded by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
PERSONAL SUPPORT SERVICES provides assistance and training to individuals that include daily living skills, such as personal hygiene, grooming, and preparation of meals. This service can only be rendered in an individual’s home or a family home.
SUPPORTED LIVING COACHING assists individuals in locating appropriate housing, the acquisition, retention, or improvement of skills related to activities of daily living (e.g., personal hygiene and grooming), household chores, meal preparation, shopping, personal finances, and social and adaptive skills necessary to enable individuals to reside on their own. Supported Living Coaching encourages maximum physical integration into the community. Individuals gain independence and the ability to take pride in their own home. This service can only be rendered to an individual residing in their own home.
COMPANION SERVICES provides access to community-based activities. The goal is to increase a client’s ability to access community resources independently. These services are provided in community settings.
RESPITE SERVICES provides short-term relief to the caregiver and takes place in the family home. This important service gives caregivers time to care for themselves while their loved ones are kept safe and well cared for.
These, along with other additional services, expand the footprint of Protected Harbor, highlighting its importance as a provider in the community and allowing God’s Special People to live their very best lives in wholesome, safe settings.
Please keep watching! We will continue to keep you informed of the many exciting successes we foresee in the near future. God at work becomes more evident every day, thanks to the hands and feet of our precious staff, volunteers, and donors.