"I became president just before the pandemic hit and impacted Friends of the Haven, along with just about everyone else. I'm so thrilled to welcome everyone back to our first in-person meeting in 18 months! Despite the pandemic setback, we will work hard to positively impact our friends at The Haven." - Patrick Barnett

We'd love to have you join us!

Like us on Facebook to keep up with meetings and events!

4405 Desoto Road
Sarasota, FL 34235
941.355.8808 • patlyn1952@gmail.com

A Note from our President:

Can't spend a dime? 
Then, spend some time... helping us help those in need.
We raised $4,800 that we put toward this new wheelchair van. We also raised $5,600 for Friends' Park on campus - including new bleachers, 4 picnic tables, 2 grills & 2 bocce courts. 


Who are we?

a group of parents, guardians and friends committed to expanding the opportunities and resources for clients of The Haven.

We bring a lot of food, and a lot of fun! We've hosted pancake breakfasts at Applebee's, Ted's Challenge (where we raised $5,000 for operational expenses), and A Night of "BS" a.k.a. BBQ & Sinatra, which also brought in thousands of dollars for The Haven.

We exist to support our friends at The Haven.

Post it, tweet it, share it. The more people you tell, the more help we can receive.
Friends of The Haven
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit formed in 2016
We typically meet the second Monday of each month, September thru May, but you can stay up to date by 'liking' us on Facebook. Guest speakers have included attorneys discussing special needs trusts & guardianship, along with state APD employees to educate on how to qualify/apply for waivers.



We may be biased, but we feel we put the 'fun' in fundraising! We've put together several successful fundraising events, volunteered at The Haven's flagship fundraiser & race, the Jingle & Jog 5k, and so much more! Since its conception in May 2016, the Friends of The Haven has met monthly with common goals of:

  • Collaborating with the Board of Directors, administration, staff and clients
  • Fundraising for The Haven's sustainability
  • Growing our volunteer base
  • Showing appreciation for The Haven's staff

Together, we can make a difference.