HIGHER WAGES! Direct support starts at $15 and $15.75 +.
We offer everything from residential and day services to home respite, community habilitation and brokers to help you create a completely personalized plan. We’re looking forward to partnering with you.
The Heritage Christian Services Foundation exists to ensure people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the best care and the best quality of life regardless of how the economy is doing.
With dozens of homes and programs in the Greater Rochester and Buffalo, NY areas, there is opportunity for everyone to get involved with Heritage Christian Services.
Heritage Christian Services is a thriving human services agency in Upstate New York that works to make sure everyone – including children, older adults and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – feels valued and respected.
Heritage Christian extends beyond disabilities services with its child care centers, community wellness center, thrift store, therapeutic riding center, training division and more.
Work supporting people with disabilities so they can accomplish what's most important in their lives – and we’ll help you accomplish what's most important in yours.
While we celebrate decades of progress, people with disabilities desire and deserve common ground. Your advocacy and action remain essential.
When you make a gift to Heritage Christian Services, you demonstrate your belief that all people have a right to a life of dignity, worth and expression.
From the first neighborhood home in 1984 to now serving thousands through short- and long-term care services and community programs, Heritage Christian upholds the highest standards. When needs arise – like job coaching for adults or teaching students how to safely use social media – Heritage Christian steps in to fill the gap. Today our services span across 15 counties in the Rochester and Buffalo-Niagara regions.
Our workforce is the key to our success. We’re growing and hiring people for our direct support role to work with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. None of our OPWDD care positions start at less than $15 an hour.
A Second Thought Resale Shop – Our thrift store gives you the chance to shop for a cause or donate gently used clothing and household items in the Piano Works plaza in East Rochester.
Eleversity raises service standards by providing education and development opportunities for thousands of employees in the corporate world and in the human services industry.
We connect business owners with talented job seekers so they can discover the benefits of hiring someone with a developmental disability.
Our child care division offers three locations in the Rochester area that provide a unique family environment and creative curriculum to children through age 12.
There’s barrier-free housing in Irondequoit at Ferncliff with 23 one-bedroom apartments. The building’s design provides maximum accessibility and shared attendant services.
Our therapeutic riding program in Webster offers unique opportunities for physical, emotional and spiritual growth to children and adults.
This 84-unit apartment community is by Home Leasing and offers housing in Henrietta to income-eligible tenants. Some apartments are designed for accessibility and people served by NYS OPWDD.
Supported by our thrift store, Heritage Christian sends volunteers to Central America to build homes and serve at retreat centers and orphanages for people with disabilities.
Our health and wellness center in Henrietta is open to the community and provides an array of services all in one place, like therapies, classes, conferences and clubs.
Our lakeside retreat in the Adirondacks is a place for people from Heritage Christian to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying the forest, mountains and sunsets.
Balcony Point at Springdale Farm is the perfect place to host your next corporate meeting, family reunion, baby shower or wedding reception. Enjoy the scenic view of the pond, accessible facilities, ample parking and the inviting meeting room with a fireplace.
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By now, you may have heard the exciting news. Effective May 9th, we’ve increased our base wage for our OPWDD care professionals to $15 per hour. Staff working in residential settings will now be paid starting at $15.75 per hour. That increases to $16.25 an hour for weekends and $16.50 for overnights, with an extra $1 per hour at certain locations, plus overtime opportunities.
Gratitude is a force that sparks during the holidays and surges into the new year. I am filled with gratitude thinking about the Heritage Christian Services community, including all of you – faithful staff and volunteers, those we’re blessed to support, their loved ones and our supportive community.