Lee Henderson

Lee spent 7 years as the Vocational Director for a non-profit organization in Lubbock, Texas. He supervised 14 trainers working with over 30 individuals in workshop, job coaching and outside employment settings. He was appointed to the Mayor’s task force for ADA compliance and co-founded the Lubbock County Vocational Council.

Sherri Henderson

Sherri spent four years as a supervisor at the Lubbock State School caring for individuals with severe physical and mental disabilities. Afterwards she worked as a house manager for a six bed group home in Texas. She helped develop and implement programs designed to promote independent living skills. For the last several years she has concentrated on raising her children.

Founders Lee and Sherri Henderson


Our Vision

To protect and support the inherent rights of all people to choose where and with whom they work, live and play.

What do we mean by “choice”:

  • Choice is made by the individual either through direct or indirect communication.
  • Choices are encouraged. Failure is acceptable – it’s how we learn and grow.
  • Choices are examined closely through communication to determine the true nature of the choice and then adjusted.
  • Choices without experience are not choices – they are settling for the least objectionable.


Henderson Haven is proud to be partners with other local organizations that share in our beliefs and philosophies. By working together, we are able to provide the people of North Florida a clear path to independent living, choice and inclusion.

The HEAL Foundation is a local non-profit organization in Northeast Florida. HEAL serves individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Foundation serves as an outreach organization providing, educational programs and camps tailored to the needs of our Autism Community.

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Hope Haven’s multi-disciplinary team provides excellence in educational, psychological and related therapeutic services for children, families and young adults with special needs.

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Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville – The mission of this association is to provide individuals with Down Syndrome opportunities to develop their potential in a supportive family, professional and community environment.

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