ABOUT TLCWe work to change the lives of those who need it most.

Learn MoreAbout TLC

Transitions Life Center is a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to provide a safe, caring and enriching community for intellectually disabled adults. At Transitions Life Center, individuals with intellectual disabilities strengthen their independence, build friendships, expand their world, and grow in faith.

Transitions Life Center is committed to building a community of acceptance where adults with physical and mental disabilities can live safe, caring and enriching lives. We will strive to serve these individuals in ways that help them to realize their full potential, while creating the least restrictive environment possible to foster the growth of each individual.

Transitions Life Center is a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to provide a safe, caring and enriching community for intellectually disabled adults.

Who We Are
TLC is a nonprofit organization made up of parents, family members, educators and people from your community, dedicated to improving the lives of adults with special needs. Our funding sources are private and individual donations, grants, fundraisers, and community contributions.

What We Offer
We will provide young adults a community center that will have structured continuing education in life skills, social skills and recreational activities. Our long term goal is to provide a residential facility with all levels of assistance, a place where they can live meaningful productive lives despite their challenges.

Who We Serve
Services will be offered to post graduate young adults with special needs living in Marion and the surrounding counties. All applicants will be evaluated and selected for specific programs based on their individual needs.


TLC is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, handicap or disability, or any other category protected by law.

Carmen Maines headshot

Carmen Maines

Former foundation president, and Retired Speech Pathologist

Board President

Linda Paglia headshot

Linda Paglia

Payroll, Accounts Payable, & HR Specialist at Inter County Recycling

Board Vice President

Peggy Ritch headshot

Peggy Ritch

Retired Secretary, Hillcrest School, Ocala

Board Director

Michael Paglia headshot

Michael Paglia

Owner of Inter County Recycling

Board Director

Rodney Rogers headshot

Rodney K. Rogers, S.P.M.

President of Rogers Engineering

Board Director

JoAnne Flood headshot

JoAnne Flood

Retired, Program Director, Work Skills Program

Board Director

Michael D Paglia headshot

Michael D. Paglia

Owner, Florida Express Environmental

Board Treasurer

Thomas Fontana headshot

Thomas Fontana, CDFA

Financial Advisor, Tucker-Fontana Group, BB&T & Scott & Stringfellow

Board Director

Michelle Stone headshot

Michelle Stone

Marion County Commissioner

Board Director

TLC logo headshot

Andrea Cunningham

Owner, FO Brigade

Board Director

TLC logo headshot 2

Reverand Eric Cummings

Pastor, New Zion Missionary Baptist Church and Marion County School Board, Director

Board Director

TLC logo headshot

Jared Goodspeed

Marion County Florida, Facilities Management Director

Board Director

TLC logo headshot 2

Lucy Johnson

Executive Director

  • linda and mike
  • Ribbon cutting
  • darren hayes
  • Group photo
  • Carmen and Tina
  • Linda and Cathy
  • Pascual Family
  • Michelle
  • Claudia Peggy Tracy

See HowWe've Grown



2017-18 Form 990
2018-19 Form 990

Volunteer assisting a member

Want to get involved? Volunteer!

Please contact Lucy Johnson (Lucy@tlcocala.org or (352) 877-8999) or contact us here

Member with puppet

Sign up for the THRIVE Program

If you are aware of any adult with special needs, please share the TLC dream with their family. We currently have a weekday program and many social activities. We would love to serve more people. Please tell those within your circle of influence about TLC.

New Member Application


All Events

Would you like to donate today?

Donations to Transitions Life Center allow us to continue our mission to provide a safe, caring, and enriching community to adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.  Your donation means we can offer financial assistance to qualifying families, hire and train a caring staff, provide engaging activities, & offer the personal care our members and their families rely on.  Any family caring for a special needs individual will share with you the challenges each day poses.  Knowing they have a place where their loved one is safe, happy and well cared for makes each day that much better!  Thank you for making this a possibility!!