Somer’s Sunshine Park

Joining the Orange Park community members along with local organizations, BASCA participants assist in providing maintenance to Somer’s Sunshine Park located at the corner of Debarry Avenue and Gano Avenue.

The park that includes a walking trail, butterfly garden, shade trees, picnic areas and benches is a shining testimony to the spirit, unity and dedication of Orange Park.

For BASCA’s participants this brings a smile to their faces as they have a sense of fulfillment while enjoying the park and opportunity to give back to the community.

The BASCA Difference

BASCA’s large family of people focus on helping individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities achieve a higher quality of life and sense of belonging. The organization was started by parents who were looking for programs that focused on their children’s potential abilities. The desire was to have programs and services that offers 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 new people, and help others by volunteering. We also offer programs for individuals with profound behavioral issues, by teaching them skills to help them be included in the community.

With our unique entrepreneurial approach in our vocational programs, individuals can say “I made this with my own two hands”.

From the Executive Director – John Cone

BASCA’s New Campus……An answer to our prayers…

BASCA is now the owner of a 24,000 sq. ft complex on the corner of Stowe Ave. and Smith St.

The year 2014 will forever be a landmark in my mind: proving that hard work, dedication, and faith will reap the greatest rewards.   Paperwork was signed and the buildings that we have so desperately longed for and needed, are ours.  These buildings will not only house our administration but will be a campus that brings together our main programs and activities into one unified location.

Now the real work has begun.  Having been left vacant for many years significant deterioration has occurred.  The cost of renovations is high, to total over $500,000.  Now BASCA needs your support more than ever to assist us in carrying our dream forward.

Volunteers have granted us so many blessings over the years, helping us renovate homes by putting as much sweat as heart into our projects no matter the size.  I believe in the power of people.  I believe that with your help, we can accomplish our goals.

Can you help us paint for a couple of hours one day?  Does your company need to take on a service project?  Do you have any supplies to donate for our offices and grounds?  Would you like to make a donation to name a room?  If so please click here or give us a call.

As we prepare to open our doors, we are reminded of a community full of individuals with disabilities in Northeast Florida who are also waiting for their prayers to be answered….BASCA is here for you.