Your Help is NeededA single donation makes a world of difference.

if you’re wondering,Why Donate?


TLC is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.  The individuals who attend our programs have limited income, usually from Social Security, and depend on their families or guardians to support them. There is a fee for members to attend TLC programs but it is by no means reflective of the cost to run the program.  In addition, many of our families receive financial assistance to attend.  Through fundraisers, private donations, and grants we strive to make up the difference and make TLC affordable.  Your financial support allows us to have a low member to instructor ratio, quality programs, professional staff with a caring touch, and to help provide financial assistance to those who qualify.  All donations are greatly appreciated!

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Our dream is coming true! We broke ground in 2018 on a community center that will offer an enriching environment supporting 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 members can live meaningful, productive lives despite their challenges.

The Path Of Our Dream

– In November of 2015 the City of Ocala awarded TLC a grant lease of 22 acres on the north side of town
– In May of 2016, Marion County initially approved TLC a Community Development Block Grant for $600,000.0
– The process to finalize the award agreement was complete in June of 2018.
– Phase one of “The Dream” includes a 7,500 sq. ft. facility (learning spaces, common area, and a kitchen) and an outdoor sports/recreational area

– The new facility will allow us to accommodate 60 members daily (currently, we can accommodate 25 members daily)
– Capital funding goals are $1,300,000.00
– To date, TLC has raised $900,000.00 through capital funding, materials, and in-kind donations
– Groundbreaking took place September 6, 2018

 


contributeWays You Can Help



Want to get involved? Volunteer!

There are a variety of ways you can help. We always welcome volunteers! Since we serve a very vulnerable population, background screenings are required for all volunteers who will have direct contact with TLC clients.

Please contact Lucy Johnson, Lucy@tlcocala.org or (352) 476-2704


Sponsor one of our events

We hold regular fundraisers in the community and would love for you to join us. In order to fulfill the complete dream of building the TLC community, we need ongoing financial gifts.

Please contact Lucy Johnson, Lucy@tlcocala.org or (352) 476-2704


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.


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