STORIES

2020 presented many surprises, and throughout the year we captured wonderful stories. Read some of our favorites below.

CHARLES

Charles Cantey spent 25 years in a state mental health hospital. With help from his team at HCDDS, he is now living independently and working in the community.

CHARLES

Charles Cantey spent 25 years in a state mental health hospital. With help from his team at HCDDS, he is now living independently and working in the community.

MAYA

"I want to vote," Velasquez said. "I've been waiting for this a lot of my life--to have a voice in issues that are important to me."

KESHAWN

An HCDDS Employment Navigator has worked with Keshawn for more than a year to help him connect to with a job.

MAYA

"I want to vote," Velasquez said. "I've been waiting for this a lot of my life--to have a voice in issues that are important to me."

KESHAWN

An HCDDS Employment Navigator has worked with Keshawn for more than a year to help him connect to with a job.

EFRAIN

The HCDDS Early Intervention team worked with the Aguilar family for nearly three years, overcoming a language barrier, access to technology, and pandemic safety protocols to help Efrain make progress.

EFRAIN

The HCDDS Early Intervention team worked with the Aguilar family for nearly three years, overcoming a language barrier, access to technology, and pandemic safety protocols to help Efrain make progress.

TOM

For Tom , it’s going to be strange not going to work each weekday. But, after 20 years he's looking forward to retirement.

COMMUNITY DONATIONS

Throughout 2020, HCDDS was incredibly grateful to distribute donations of masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, other personal protective equipment, and cleaning supplies to our provider community.

TOM

For Tom , it’s going to be strange not going to work each weekday. But, after 20 years he's looking forward to retirement.

COMMUNITY DONATIONS

Throughout 2020, HCDDS was incredibly grateful to distribute donations of masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, other personal protective equipment, and cleaning supplies to our provider community.

BRUCE

When coronavirus closed Bruce Meyers' day program, he suddenly found himself at home full-time. Dedicated teamwork helped him find a new provider and get back to his routine.

BRUCE

When coronavirus closed Bruce Meyers' day program, he suddenly found himself at home full-time. Dedicated teamwork helped him find a new provider and get back to his routine.

JAMES

The HCDDS benefits team and James Robb's SSA helped him after losing his job because of the coronavirus pandemic.

MAX

Max recently celebrated his one-year anniversary working at Christian Village in Mt. Healthy, a residential community for older adults.

GINA

Gina works at Western Hills Kroger and her role changed significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

JAMES

The HCDDS benefits team and James Robb's SSA helped him after losing his job because of the coronavirus pandemic.

MAX

Max recently celebrated his one-year anniversary working at Christian Village in Mt. Healthy, a residential community for older adults.

GINA

Gina works at Western Hills Kroger and her role changed significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CELEBRATING THE ADA

2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and we joined with local partners for a virtual celebration of Disability Pride.

CELEBRATING THE ADA

2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and we joined with local partners for a virtual celebration of Disability Pride.