The donation of all the plumbing-related labor and materials for Marlene’s House, the newest group home on the Community Haven campus, helped make the much-needed housing a reality.

SARASOTA, FL (December 1, 2015) – Professional Plumbing & Design has just completed work on Marlene’s House, the fifth group home on the 32-acre Community Haven campus. The plumbing contractor, which has been in Sarasota for over 30 years, donated all of the plumbing labor and materials for the 4,800 sq. ft. home which boasts 5 bathrooms, a large kitchen, and a laundry room.

Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities provides a continuum of services from cradle to seniorhood, including full-time residence and respite living options for adults with disabilities on their campus in Sarasota. Marlene’s House is different from the previous four group homes in that it offers single-occupancy rooms for eight adults with disabilities and a house parent in a family-style setting.


“Community Haven helps thousands of individuals with disabilities live fuller, more independent lives, and that is good for everyone in our community” said Matt Wittman, Professional Plumbing & Design President. “We are committed to helping charitable organizations like Community Haven continue to provide these much-needed services” he continued.

“Community Haven is extremely grateful for the generous donation that Professional Plumbing & Design provided our organization. This beautiful group home will enhance and improve the lives of the individuals with disabilities that we serve, and I want to express my sincere thanks to our community partner, Professional Plumbing & Design.” said Marla Doss, President and CEO of Community Haven.

Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, formerly Children’s Haven, was established in 1954 by a group of parents who knew that, with a nurturing environment, individualized attention, and the right opportunities, their loved ones with special needs could live full and more purposeful lives.

For more information about Professional Plumbing & Design, contact Matt Wittman at (941) 355-5400. To learn more about Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, or to find out how you can volunteer or contribute, contact Donna McGrath, Development Director at (941) 355-8808 ext. 213.