The Lodge will be Florida’s first affordable community home focused on mental health services for individuals with IDD.

About The Lodge

The Lodge will provide independent living skills training, supervision, assistance, and critical mental health services in a residential home environment, enabling residents to acquire necessary coping skills to address their mental health needs. These wrap-around residential services will be the first in Florida, which can be replicated in other communities. At The Lodge, personalized services will be designed for each resident employing mental health professionals and consultation by a psychiatrist will be provided.

The Lodge will be built on the property adjacent to The Arc Jacksonville Village and will be a place to call home for six individuals living in one-bedroom apartment-like units. Residents will have a shared common space, and each individual will manage their personal space.


  • 5,500 square feet (interior)
  • Six resident units with a small kitchenette, living room, bedroom, and bathroom
  • Common living spaces: dining area, kitchen, laundry, office, therapy/den area
  • Several porches for outdoor living
  • Interior fire suppression system
  • Staff call system in each unit
  • ADA accessible
  • Access to The Village amenities, including community center with fitness center, theatre, game room, pool and more

Once open, The Lodge will be sustained through state programs for individuals with differences. These funding streams will provide for independent and daily living support staff and other operating and housing costs.

Supporting The Lodge

More than a building; a place to call home.

The dream of The Lodge will become a reality through the support of generous donors, partners and funders. Your investment will give six individuals with intellectual and developmental differences the mental health resources and support to have a place to call home.

The $2.8 million goal will fully fund the development and building costs.

Ways to Invest

  • Give a one-time donation
  • Make a pledge payable over the next three to five years
  • Give a donation of stock

Did you know?

32% of people with intellectual and developmental differences (IDD) have a co-occuring mental illness.*

The reality of residential options for many individuals with IDD is not as simple as lacking a home, but rather a living situation that does not set them up for success.

Currently, individuals with mental health needs combined with intellectual and developmental differences do not have a place to live on their own.

To make a pledge, donation of stock or to discuss other ways to invest in The Lodge, please email [email protected]

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