Celebrating More Than 25 Years Serving Children and Adults
With Differences in Clay County
Patrick Kennedy Named New CEO of BASCA, Inc.
The Board of Directors of BASCA, Inc. is pleased to announce that Patrick Kennedy has been selected as CEO of the organization upon the retirement of Beth Clark on May 14. Hired as Interim CEO in 2016, Beth was selected to head the organization as permanent CEO in January 2017. During her tenure, the organization increased the number of participants receiving residential services by 50%, and day program services by 35%. Art, Music, and Yoga therapy classes were added with Florida Blue Foundation funding. Other accomplishments include opening the Bargain Boutique Thrift Store; forming the first Advisory Council; revitalizing the capital campaign to “Burn the Mortgages” (including all five group homes); and, receiving the first-ever Endowment.
Patrick brings over 25 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental differences. Most recently, he has served for 10 years as the Executive Director of the Care Centers of Nassau, a 72-bed Intermediate Care Facility. He also served as Program Director at ‘Camp I Am Special’ in St. Augustine for seven years.
BASCA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Northeast Florida. A nonprofit organization, BASCA provides services in northern Clay County that foster community inclusion. Services include five group homes, day programs, support services, and transportation. The organization offer programs that improve daily living skills and provide independence while supporting an individual’s personal choices.
Congratulations to the Rotary DineAroundTown Winners!
We want to thank the Rotary Club of Orange Park for making BASCA part of its annual Dine Around fundraiser!
Also, don't forget! You can still win by participating in the Social Media and Punch Card drawings!
We also want to thank everyone who participated in the raffle and selected BASCA as their charity of choice! You are the reason we can continue our mission to improve the quality of life for individuals with IDD!
You Can Make A Difference. Join the BASCA, Inc. Team!
We have openings for committed and caring individuals who are passionate about helping those people with developmental and intellectual disabilities in our community.
BASCA is looking for Direct Support Professionals to work in our 5 northern Clay County group homes for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Part-time and full-time positions available. Hiring for all shifts. Lead and Management positions are also available.
Interested? Please email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
or apply online now!
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
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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