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Serenity Village Merges with Suncoast New Options and the CBC Family of Providers

For Immediate Release

Serenity Village Merges with Suncoast New Options
and the Community Based Care Family of Providers

Suncoast New Options (SCNO), an organization dedicated to serving people with intellectual and/or
developmental disabilities (I/DD), is pleased to announce that they have partnered with Serenity Village,
Inc. Gary Hartfield founded Serenity Village in 2001, serving individuals all across the suncoast and
central regions. Hartfield stated that “We are excited to partner with Suncoast New Options! The mission
and priorities of Lee and his team match up very well with those of Serenity. Joining forces will increase
the impact we can all make in the lives of those we serve and the staff who serve them.” Suncoast CEO,
Lee Suelzle added “Serenity has done so much good serving individuals with I/DD needs. It is an honor
to have Gary and his team partner with us as we continue to find ways to provide quality community
based services and supports for the individuals we serve.”

SCNO, founded in 1996, is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and serves individuals with intellectual
and/or developmental disabilities throughout Florida. Suncoast is proud to be a part of the Community
Based Care (CBC) family of providers. To learn more about SCNO, please visit us at

About Community Based Care

The CBC family of providers supports people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and their
families, in order to achieve their fullest potential, by matching them with the most talented, well-trained,
compassionate caregivers anywhere. CBC serves over 1,500 clients in North Carolina and Florida and
employs nearly 3,000 talented and committed caregivers. CBC providers offer access to services in every
MCO and almost all NC counties, plus state of the art training, benefits, 401k and electronic health
records to best serve our employees and clients.

For more information on Community Based Care, 

please visit us at www.cbcarellc.com.

For more information on mergers & acquisitions, please contact
Gene Rodgers at