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Creating Opportunities

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.

Same Mission DIFFERENT SITES

Heritage Christian extends beyond disabilities services with its child care centers, farm, thrift store, therapeutic riding center, training division and more.

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Opportunities To WORK HERE

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.

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Disabilities And ADVOCACY

While we celebrate decades of progress, people with disabilities desire and deserve common ground. Your advocacy and action remain essential.

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Ways To Make DONATIONS

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.

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Heritage Christian Services

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 – HCS steps in to fill the gap. Today our services span across 15 counties in the Greater Rochester and Buffalo regions.

Work Here

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.

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Community Impact Programs Different Sites, Same Mission

A Second Thought Resale Shop

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.

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Center for Human Services Education

Center for Human Services Education (CHSE)

CHSE raises service standards by providing education and development opportunities for thousands of employees in the corporate world and in the human services industry.

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Employment Alliance

Employment Alliance

We connect business owners with talented job seekers so they can discover the benefits of hiring someone with a developmental disability.

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Expressive Beginning Child Care

Expressive Beginnings Child Care

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.

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Ferncliff Apartments

Ferncliff Apartments

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.

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Heritage Stables

Heritage Christian Stables

Our therapeutic riding program in Webster offers unique opportunities for physical, emotional and spiritual growth to children and adults. It is accredited by PATH International.

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Heritage Gardens

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.

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International Ministries

International Ministries

Supported by our thrift store, HCS sends volunteers to Central America to build homes and serve at retreat centers and orphanages for people with disabilities

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Pieters Family Life Center

Pieters Family Life Center

Our health and wellness center in Henrietta is open to the community and provides a wide array of services all in one place, like therapies, classes, conferences and clubs.

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Heritage Hollow

Heritage Hollow

Our lakeside retreat in the Adirondacks is a place for people from HCS to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying the forest, mountains and sunsets.

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Springdale Farm

Springdale Farm

The farm is an agricultural education center in Ogden that hosts events, field trips, summer camps and private rental opportunities. It’s also a day program site for adults with disabilities.

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Featured Story

“It can be easy to think of volunteering as time consuming, but you need to change your mindset. I have the mindset that volunteering is a new experience and I can learn from it. I always ask, ‘What can the people here teach me?’” – Nate Tunningley, college student

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Featured Blog

Are you ready to welcome others?

Thank you for your time and investment as we have explored ways to Welcome: Welcome conversation, welcome community and welcome change. We have shared our experiences with welcoming behavior being the pathway to healing. We’ve learned together how to shape responsibility – all while working to let go of bias, blame and shame, which only limits us. We’ve worked to demonstrate disciplined practices of respect like smiling and making eye contact with those we pass by. Together we have shared stories of the sustainable change that comes through diverse dialogue and how our outcomes shift when we welcome a spirit of excellence. Together we are beginning to confront our fear and overcome what limits our acceptance of others. We know that the sum of our contributions builds community, no one person or organization can do it alone.

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