Kathy McCarty

Kathy McCarty

HOPE For Tomorrow
Independent Living Coordinator


Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Specialist 

Supported Living Certification and Supported Employment Certification through Agency for Person with Disabilities 



Over 19 years of experience working as a Supported Living Coach for individuals with developmental delays. I assisted individuals with budgeting, financial planning, medical appointments, meal planning, community safety and overall independent living skills. 

In high school I was introduced to my future calling of teaching and working with those on the spectrum through a Mentoring program our school had just begun. While I enjoyed and found great joy helping other students, it was not something I pursued right away. In the mid 90’s, I began volunteering with the Special Olympics and at an Adult Day Training Center. I assisted the students who were learning job skills at a local restaurant.  In 2004, I was recognized by the Family Care Council and Governor Jeb Bush for my work as a supervisor to individuals with Disabilities though employment at my job. 

I received my Six Sigma Green Belt in 2004 at PHCC. Between 2005-2006, I earned and received my Supported Living Certification and Supported Employment Certification through Agency for Person with Disabilities and Department of Children and Families. My education continued with many other classes offered by APD and DCF. I am currently First Aid and CPR Certified. 

From 2005 to 2020, I have worked with individuals to help them maintain an independent life outside the family home.  It was during this time I learned to use a variety of teaching methods to help each person reach their personal goals. I believe positive thoughts bring a positive attitude that will lead to a successful life. 

I was involved with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for approximately 14 years holding positions from Leader to Committee Chair over my tenure. I was also the Mission Teacher at our Church VBS for several years. 

It is a joy being able to help the students find hidden talents and unlock potential they may not know they had. I love the care and hope everyone has, working as a team to build our students into what God has planned for them through Christ.