Doyle Award: Spotlighting the work of Palm Beach Habilitation Center

Source: Sun Sentinel
JUNE 24, 2015, 2:46 PM

The mission of the Palm Beach Habilitation Center is to provide programs for skills training, employment, community job placement, residential services, and recreational and senior activities for individuals with disabilities.

“The center’s board of directors, staff and clients are honored to be recognized by the Sun Sentinel and the Doyle Foundation as the recipient of the Doyle Award for Nonprofit Excellence,” said Tina Philips, the center’s president and CEO. “We are proud to not only have the opportunity to enrich the lives of men and women with disabilities, but also to enrich our community by giving each individual an opportunity to make their own contributions to society. Our commitment is to carry on the business of helping people disabled by accident, birth or illness, to live dignified and meaningful lives into the future.”

Since 1959, the center has focused on providing training and opportunities to people with disabilities that will enhance their independence vocationally, residentially and socially.

Programs are designed to meet the changing needs of the individuals as they seek to become more independent and as they grow older. Some 700 men and women are served annually by a staff of 100 dedicated professionals.

Two new homes have been built that will meet the needs of the residents as they age. A business named Crew2U was developed to provide new employment opportunities for people who need to work.

A board of directors has spearheaded the campaign to raise funds to build new homes and start new ventures that will help each individual reach his or her full potential. Their leadership has provided the vision and resources necessary to take the agency into the next 50 years.

For more information, call 561-965-8500 or visit http://www.pbhab.org

Photos by Kara Starzyk

Bonni Jensen, left, Tina Philips, Michelle Coker and Stafford

Bonni Jensen, left, Tina Philips, Michelle Coker and Stafford

Lionel Greenbaum, front left, Tina Philips, Earl Moore and Mary Arpe; Dennis Geraghty, back left, Glen Torcivia, Bonni Jensen and Stafford Beach

Lionel Greenbaum, front left, Tina Philips, Earl Moore and Mary Arpe; Dennis Geraghty, back left, Glen Torcivia, Bonni Jensen and Stafford Beach

Lionel Greenbaum, left, Michelle Coker, Dennis Geraghty, Kevis Jones and Mary Arpe

Lionel Greenbaum, left, Michelle Coker, Dennis Geraghty, Kevis Jones and Mary Arpe

Glen Torcivia, left, Kevis Jones and Earl Moore

Glen Torcivia, left, Kevis Jones and Earl Moore