The Abilities Foundation supports the ServiceSource Florida Regional Office, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides the following primary services. For more details, click any link.
Job Placement and Vocational Evaluation 

Provides career counseling, vocational evaluation, job development, workplace accommodations, and follow-up service to help people obtain and maintain gainful employment. 

Affordable Accessible Housing

Uses HUD grants and charitable donations to acquire and renovate single-family homes and condos and primarily makes them available for rent to Floridians and veterans with disabilities. 

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Services

ServiceSource partners with the State of Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to provide core vocational rehabilitation services in numerous workforce regions. The goal of this program is to expand and improve the delivery of vocational rehabilitation services and employment outcomes through a private-provider system.

Benefits Planning

Helps people who receive Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income explore work incentives.

Veterans Employment Program

Provides job placement services to injured and wounded military veterans referred from the Bill Young VA Healthcare Center in Bay Pines and the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa.

Abilities Guild Veterans Mall

The Veterans Mall is a huge storeroom of coffeemakers, toasters, pots ‘n pans, kitchen utensils, dinnerware, linens, blankets, bicycles, job-interview clothes, and more given for free to wounded veterans transitioning from homelessness to apartment life. It is the brainchild of Virginia Meyer, an 88 year-old member of the Abilities Guild who wanted to ensure that disabled veterans have a safe and healthy place to call home. Veterans are referred and accompanied to the Mall by peer-support counselors from the Bill Young and James Haley VA Hospitals. To date the Mall has served more than 1,675 formerly homeless veterans, greatly increasing the likelihood they will stay on medications and therapies; maintain physical and mental health; avert suicide; obtain and maintain employment; reduce dependence on government; contribute to communities as productive wage-earners and taxpayers; and best of all, avoid a return to homelessness.

Warrior Bridge

Warrior Bridge is a rapidly emerging national initiative to help disabled servicemen and servicewomen successfully reintegrate into civilian life.

Case Management Home and Community Services: The Keys to Independence

ServiceSource provides case management and other key services needed for individuals with disabilities to return and remain as independent as possible and participate in their homes and communities.

Affirmative Employment

Through ServiceSource's government and commercial contracts, individuals with disabilities provide quality services to our customers in supportive, community-based work environments.

Youth Transition Services

Successful Transitions is a program funded by the Department of Education and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to assist with self-sufficiency and placement of youth with disabilities ages 14-22 in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties. The High School/High Tech program is a community-based partnership that provides high school students with all types of disabilities, ages 14-22, the opportunity to explore jobs and post-secondary education leading to technology-related careers. For information,  contact Miranda Ray at 727-600-8920.  

CARF Accreditation

ServiceSource has received a three-year accreditation—the highest attainable—from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Abilities Credo

I do not choose to be a common man.  It is my right to be uncommon – if I can. I seek opportunity – not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me. I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of Utopia. I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat. It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefits of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, this I have done.  

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