Celebrating More Than 25 Years Serving Children and Adults
With Differences in Clay County

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The Bargain Boutique is Open!

We are happy to welcome customers back to the BASCA Bargain Boutique! To protect our volunteers, staff and customers, we are setting up social distancing guides, disinfecting our store and strongly encouraging the use of masks. We will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Come and see all the new items!!

Call the Boutique at 904.410.1737


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BASCA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental differences in Northeast Florida

Important Information For Our Clients & Community

To protect the health and safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff, BASCA has temporarily discontinued all day programs and activities.

We hope everyone stays healthy and safe during this difficult period.

How You Can Help BASCA During the Coronavirus Pandemic

  • Donate Lysol wipes; disinfectant spray; hand soap; hand sanitizer; cleaning products containing bleach; and medical/surgical masks so we can keep the homes clean and practice CDC guidelines
  • Make cloth masks - we need about 100 for the 5 group homes and staff
  • Donate NEW puzzles, games and word search books to the group homes to help with boredom during the quarantine
  • Send a card, note or have your child draw a picture and we will send it to an individual with special needs to let them know that they are not alone
  • MAKE A DONATION so we can continue caring for individuals with intellectual and developmental differences

Donations can be dropped off at:

BASCA 352 Stowe Ave, Orange Park 32073

The office is open for limited hours each day - please call before dropping off donations.

Any questions please call (904) 541-1742.




Who We Are

BASCA focuses on helping individuals with intellectual and developmental differences achieve a higher quality of life and sense of belonging. The organization was started by parents who were looking for programs that concentrated on their special needs children’s abilities. The desire was to have programs and services that offer each individual opportunities to learn how to lead a life that makes them feel complete. We build not just skills, but the confidence to go out into the job market, into the community, meet people, and help others by volunteering.


What We Do

Support Services

Our Support Services have a well-trained staff to provide supported livingsupported employment, companions, personal supports, and respite care for individuals with differences.

Community Inclusion

Tuesday Activity Night brings attendees from the community and our residences together on the 1st & 4th Tuesdays of the month to socialize and mingle with friends! Individuals and their caregivers can play game and, create art projects. "Highrollers Bowling" meets at the Bowl America in Orange Park on Saturdays and is an opportunity for individuals to spend time with family, friends and meet new people. Individuals also attend dances, concerts and participate in special events.

Life Skills Development

BASCA is proud of its innovative Life Skills Development Programs:
-Custom Creations with its adaptive safety equipment allows an individual to build saleable products such as benches, flower boxes and recycling carts.
-Creative Learning Center & Fundamental Skills Center reinforces life and daily living skills, music, games, socialization, arts & crafts and provides community outings.
-Garden Greenhouse is an exciting program for individuals to learn self sufficiency, responsibility and teamwork by growing more than 500 pounds of organic vegetables each year.

L.I.F.E Homes - Living In A Family Environment

Residential Homes-two for women & three for men, allow a "living at home" atmosphere with each individual having their own bedroom, decorate in their personal style. Bathrooms are shared. House staff provide stability and continuity for the residents. Each home provides transportation to activities including doctor's appointments, activities, or work.

How Can You Help


Donate For Today

Make an easy, one-time donation in the amount of your choice to help us change lives of individuals in Northeast Florida.


Donate For Tomorrow

Make a donation to support our capital campaign or sponsor a piece on the "Wall Of Color" and invest in the programs and services that provide individuals with housing and life skills.


Donate For the Future

Support the future of education, socialization, and independent living for adults with differences by adding a provision for BASCA to your will.

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