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Vincent Academy Receives $250k Grant

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The Able Trust Presents $250K Grant to Vincent Academy.

The Able Trust presented a $250,000 strategic grant to Sarasota’s Vincent Academy. The grant gives the Vincent Academy the ability to establish an on-site “Employment Placement” program, staff a community/business liaison position, and help individuals gain the confidence and the skills necessary to join the workforce and find success in the Sarasota community. Further, the grant, which will be awarded over a three-year period, allows the Vincent Academy to establish and develop relationships with the Sarasota business community and give individual members a chance to join or rejoin their chosen careers.

“At the Vincent Academy, we equip adults with mental illnesses with the tools they need to have a productive, engaging work day,” said William McKeever, executive director of the Vincent Academy. “We take great pride in our members and want to give them the best experience we possibly can, and the support we receive from The Able Trust helps us accomplish this goal. We have the capacity to serve up to 300 members per year, and we are truly grateful for such a generous, accepting community, as well as partners, like The Able Trust, that support and help us achieve our overarching mission.”

“The Vincent Academy does an excellent job of ensuring adults with mental health challenges are prepared for the workplace, and we are pleased to support them with this strategic grant,” said Dr. Susanne Homant, president and CEO of The Able Trust. “We are beyond honored to be a partner with the Vincent Academy as they have such a positive and far-reaching impact on the local community and the entire State of Florida. We look forward to seeing them continue to grow their organization and successfully provide employment opportunities for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in Sarasota County.”

To learn more about the Vincent Academy, please visit vincentsrq.org
To learn more about The Able Trust, please visit abletrust.org

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