About us

Our Mission

Highland Community Residential Services (HCRS) exists to foster personal growth, independent living and a high quality of life for persons with a developmental disability and/or who are dealing with a mental health challenge.


Our goal is to provide lifetime opportunities for individuals to live independently to the fullest extent of their ability within their community.


HCRS will be guided and held accountable to these values in the decisions and actions of staff, volunteers and the Board: integrity and honesty; equality and inclusion; respect and acceptance; and, quality, person-centred, relationship-based service delivery.

1977

Highland Community Residential Services Established.

 

HCRS opens it's first Residential Support program.

1978

HCRS opens second residential support program. 

 

 

1985

HCRS opened a Supervised Apartment program. 

 

 

1988

HCRS opened its first Small Option home.  

 

 

1995

HCRS opened a Small Option Program for Children. 

 

 

1999

HCRS accepted a contract to develop the Northern Region Respite Service (NRRS). 

 

 

2002

HCRS accepted responsibility to provide a summer day program for children with an intellectual disability in Pictou County. 

 

 

2006

HCRS was awarded three-year funding by United Way of Pictou County to develop sustainable social networks for children with intellectual disabilities. 

 

 

2007

HCRS was awarded two-year funding by United Way of Pictou County to develop Inclusion Workers in Pictou County that will provide support to the sustainable social networks. 

 

HCRS accepted a contract to provide an Independent Living Support Program. 

 

 

2008

HCRS moved into a brand new replacement group home. 

 

 

 

2017

HCRS celebrates 40 Years in the community!