Community Impact Programs

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We offer people access to more services and supports through a variety of community programs. Each one is distinct but they all share the same mission, which means including everyone and treating each person with dignity and respect.

Same Mission, Different Site

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 Beginnings 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 Garden 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 Christian 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 in Henrietta is by Home Leasing and that offers housing 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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