Date: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Naples Therapeutic Riding Center (Community Room), 206 Ridge Drive, Naples, FL 34108
Join us for a Family Forum that focuses on Housing Solutions—a topic we know is critically important to many families and caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We’ve invited a panel of leaders on current housing options and emerging solutions to present and take questions, followed by time to visit information tables and network. The forum is open to the public, free and includes light refreshments. RSVP here.
- Sheryl Soukup, Executive Director, Residential Options of Florida (ROOF)
The mission of ROOF is to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to successfully obtain and maintain affordable and inclusionary housing of their choice.
- Falon Alo, Executive Director, Noah’s Ark of Central Florida
Noah’s Ark of Central Florida, located in Lakeland, currently offers two low-cost residential rental communities that promote independence and quality of life for more than 140 residents with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
- Libet Romero, Co-Owner/Operator, Home Services of Southwest Florida
Home Services of Southwest Florida operates four group homes in Naples, with a fifth currently in the works.
- Whitey Ellis, STARability Parent
Whitey will share the story of how he and his wife, Pat, recently got their 49-year-old son, Dennis, into a Protected Harbor group home in Fort Myers and how the whole family is adjusting.