For Immediate Release:
September 21, 2015
DCF Recognized for Support of Commodities and Services Provided by Disabled Adults Through RESPECT of Florida
TALLAHASSEE –Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) has been recognized by the Florida Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (ARF) and RESPECT of Florida, a non-profit organization that helps disabled adults find meaningful work, as Commodities Customer of the Year.
“The department continues to seek additional ways to partner with RESPECT, because we support the good work they do and find tremendous value in the services they provide,” DCF Secretary Mike Carroll said. “Our missions align in that we both seek to empower all of our citizens to reach their highest potential and be a part of our communities.”
“Secretary Carroll and the entire staff at DCF have been steadfast in their support of our mission to promote employment for individuals with disabilities, and we value that partnership,” said Ryland Musick, Executive Director of RESPECT.
Respect offers more than 900 commodities and services, and their website serves as a virtual storefront for its partner Employment Centers throughout the state. These community-based non-profit agencies provide a wide array of training and community-based jobs ranging from technologies to industries. The commodities and services available through RESPECT are the result of the diverse and inventive employment opportunities they provide to Floridians with disabilities.
Contact: DCF Press Office, 850-717-4450