How Can You Help

Highland Community Residential Services (HCRS) supports individuals with an intellectual disability or mental health challenge to live independently in community. We support to 90 persons through our residential services, 180 persons through our respite and day programs, and 200 staff who provide personalized supports promoting wellness, personal dignity, and human rights. Our homes and apartments are located throughout New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton and Westville.

The HCRS Foundation was established in 1994 with bequests from A. C. MacLean and M. V. Jackson. It exists to support the capital activities of HCRS, including buying, building, or renovating houses to meet specific needs. The Foundation also supports social events that enhance and enrich community life for our residents, and a summer recreational activity program for children with intellectual disabilities.

The Foundation is a registered charity and is incorporated as a non-profit society in the province of Nova Scotia. A volunteer Board of Directors governs the HCRS Foundation, which does not have any employees. The Foundation raises capital in part through an annual fundraising auction.


Volunteers are always welcome at HCRS. If you are interested in learning more please contact us at . 


Donations are tax deductible and can be made by cheque payable to "HCRS". Cheques can be dropped off or mailed to: 

Highland Community Residential Services

276 Foord Street, P.O. Box 2140

Stellarton, Nova Scotia

B0K 1S0