Boy with Developmental Disability

Tampa Bay's newest Residential Home for ​individuals with intellectual and developmental ​disabilities.

We prioritize safety, ​comfort and feelings…all ​while having fun!

Our newest home offers private bedrooms for ​everyone. In addition, we are located close to ​Downtown Tampa and within a few minutes of a variety ​of community inclusion activities.


Residential Habilitation

Residential habilitation service provides supervision and specific training activities that assist the recipient to acquire, maintain, or improve skills related to activities of daily living. The service focuses on personal hygiene skills, such as bathing and oral hygiene; homemaking skills such as food preparation, vacuuming, and laundry; and social and adaptive skills that enable the recipient to reside in the community.

Personal Supports

Personal supports services provide assistance and training to the recipient in activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, and preparation of meals.


Companion services consist of non-medical care, supervision, and socialization activities provided to recipients age 21 years or older.


This service is generally used due to a brief planned or emergency absence, or when the primary caregiver is available, but temporarily physically unable to care for or supervise the recipient for a brief period of time.      

*Definitions from iBudget Handbook

About Us

Empathy Homes provides exceptional home care services by leading with empathy. We ​prioritize safety, well-being, comfort, and feelings…all while having fun! It is our mission to ​help enrich the lives of those we serve as they live independently and work towards their ​goals.

Our founder, Sonja, was inspired to start Empathy Homes after working as a Special Needs ​Teacher for several years in the Bahamas. She goes above and beyond to ensure team ​members are thoroughly screened and trained to support clients in any way needed... ​because empathy isn’t just a word; it’s a way of life.

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