Work provides self-esteem, respect, and an opportunity to earn income and contribute to your community. An income provides more personal choices and more choices means greater freedom. Greater freedom contributes to a more fulfilling life. This is what The Haven's Employment Programs are all about.

The Haven employs highly skilled, experienced professional Employment Specialists, who work with clients to provide the finest quality employment services for people regardless of their disability.

Community Employment Services

The Haven's Community Employment Services places participants with disabilities in community-based, competitive employment where they are paid minimum wage or above. Working in close partnership with area employers and business leaders, we match the right worker with the right job. We then train the worker on the job site and provide follow-along services to assure job retention and success. With our CES Program we are proud to offer a variety of services to meet the needs of the individual and the employer.


Some of the employers/partners that have provided opportunities for our clients:

  • Almost Family, Sarasota
  • Beneva Nursing & Rehabilitation, Sarasota
  • Bentley’s Boutique Hotel, Venice
  • Best Buy, Sarasota
  • Blu Que Island Grill, Siesta Key
  • Bone Fish Grill, Venice
  • Children First, Sarasota
  • Community Haven, Sarasota
  • Eat Here, Sarasota
  • Emeritus at Colonial Park, Sarasota
  • Fresh Market, Bradenton
  • Golden Corral, Punta Gorda
  • Goodwill, Venice, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch
  • Harpoon Harry’s, Punta Gorda
  • Heartland Health & Rehabilitation, Sarasota
  • Inspired Living, Sarasota
  • Kohl’s, Sarasota
  • Lakehouse West, Sarasota
  • Living Waters, Venice
  • Longhorn Steakhouse, Sarasota
  • Lux Art Silks, Sarasota
  • McDonalds, Port Charlotte
  • Oak Park School, Sarasota
  • Facility Services for USF, Sarasota
  • Pizza Hut, Bradenton, Charlotte
  • Publix, Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte
  • Regal Cinema, Port Charlotte
  • Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota
  • Sears, Sarasota
  • State of Florida Health Department, North Port
  • Sunset Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation, Venice
  • Sweet Tomatoes, Sarasota
  • Tijuana Flats, Sarasota
  • TJ Maxx, Sarasota, North Port, Bradenton
  • Victoria’s Secret, Sarasota
  • Walgreens, Sarasota, Venice
  • Wal-Mart, Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte

For more information please contact:

Pam Alexander
CES Program Coordinator

(941) 355-8808 ext. 267