Happenings & Stories

CBHS BRIDGES at HDS

CBHS BRIDGES at HDS

The B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students from the Bay made their way to Housing Development Services, Inc. in Weston for their weekly Community Based Instruction trip. This visit gave students and teachers the opportunity to learn more about the different options students can take...

Homestead BRIDGES Discover Their Inner Artists

Homestead BRIDGES Discover Their Inner Artists

As Autism Awareness Month is approaching, the Homestead Senior Highschool B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Program has been exploring their creative side. They visited Painting with a Twist in The Falls for one of their Community Based Instruction trips. Students, Teachers, HDS...

Cypress BRIDGES Class Become Artists for the Day

Cypress BRIDGES Class Become Artists for the Day

Looking for a one of a kind and creative experience to enjoy with your friends? Painting Fiesta is the place to go. The Cypress Bay B.R.I.D.G.E.S. class went on their weekly CBI trip to A Painting Fiesta Art Studio in Weston where they had the opportunity to feel like...

Can You Find the Clues?

Can You Find the Clues?

The Cypress Bay B.R.I.D.G.E.S. class set out on a quest to Peace Mound Park in Weston where students enjoyed a beautiful day outside working together on a scavenger hunt. The class was divided into teams and were given a clipboard, a pencil, and fourteen questions...

HDS Companies Celebrates International Women’s Day

March 8th marks International Women’s Day acknowledging the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. HDS Companies and the HDS Foundation celebrates International Women’s Day highlighting all the achievements our women have accomplished. “We...

Cypress Bay BRIDGES Eats More Chikin

Cypress Bay BRIDGES Eats More Chikin

Chik-Fil-A nuggs and fries? Need I say more?! The Cypress Bay High School B.R.I.D.G.E.S. class headed out on their Community Based Instruction trip to Chik-Fil-A in Weston. Like many other CBI trips, students arrived, looked over the delicious menu, and decided what...

HDS Foundation Supports Teens in Transition

HDS Foundation Supports Teens in Transition

On Tuesday night, the HDS Foundation took our “Toolbox for Success” to Cypress Bay High School for the ESE Post-Secondary Transition Expo. This expo was geared specifically towards ESE students who are not pursuing a traditional 2- or 4-year college program upon...

Super Fest – Big Game Weekend

Super Fest – an inclusive football and cheerleading clinic along with a gameday experience held the day before the Super Bowl. This event gives children the opportunity to feel a part of the football weekend. With that being said, give your child the chance to...

2020 Annual Employee Recognition Celebration

2020 Annual Employee Recognition Celebration

The Annual Employee Recognition Celebration was created to recognize the Milestone Employment Anniversaries and Contributions for the staff of the HDS Companies. Each year we celebrate and acknowledge the 5, 10, 15- and 20-year Anniversary recipients, focusing on...

HDS Celebrates Employee Milestones

At HDS Companies, our employees are our biggest asset. Each year at our Annual HDS Meeting and Employee Recognition event, we honor employee milestones for those who have reached 20, 15, 10, and 5 years of service. In 2018, we honored our first group of...

You Had Me at Pizza

You Had Me at Pizza

Pizza Pizza Pizza! Last week, the Cypress Bay High School B.R.I.D.G.E.S. class took on a three-part pizza challenge that gave students the opportunity to practice their budgeting, independence, development and social skills.   The first part of the challenge took...

CBHS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. First CBI of the Year!

CBHS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. First CBI of the Year!

The new year has started for the Cypress Bay B.R.I.D.G.E.S. class! Yesterday, the students went on their first CBI trip of the year to the Bank of America and Panera Bread where they were able to engage in their budgeting, resources, independence and social skills....

CBHS BRIDGES Spreads Christmas Cheer

CBHS BRIDGES Spreads Christmas Cheer

The season of giving is upon us! This means making others feel special by showing love and appreciation. Many get the special pleasure of spreading holiday cheer to their community by giving gifts and making wishes come true. With that being said, the Cypress Bay...

CBHS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Visit the Post Office

CBHS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Visit the Post Office

Every Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Cypress Bay High School B.R.I.D.G.E.S. class gets together for a new learning opportunity towards independent living. On Tuesdays, the students participate in an in-class activity that prepares them for their Community Based...

What Are You Thankful For?

What Are You Thankful For?

GOBBLE GOBBLE! What are you thankful for? This week the Homestead Senior High B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Self Determination Class gathered at Olive Garden to give thanks and celebrate Thanksgiving. In lieu of the usual turkey and mashed potatoes, students opted for Italian where...

HDS Companies Lights it Up

Light it up with HDS Companies this Saturday, November 30th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the annual Miami Lakes Festival of Lights! For more than 36 years, Main Street has been the ultimate shopping, dining, and entertainment destination attracting generations of...

Broward Partnership for Homeless, Inc.

Broward Partnership for Homeless, Inc.

Thanksgiving is the holiday that celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year. At Housing and Development Services, Inc, Thanksgiving is a time to remember what we are thankful for and help others.. This year HDS employees were fortunate to volunteer at...

Can You Keep a Secret?

Can You Keep a Secret?

The game that keeps the mystery, thrill, and surprise ALIVE! One of the biggest traditional Christmas games - Secret Elf. The rules to this game are simple. Each member of the group randomly picks another member’s name to become his or her secret elf. Wish lists are...

HDS Companies Gives Thanks

HDS Companies Gives Thanks

In this Thanksgiving season, HDS is giving thanks and helping in a special event in our community. On Wednesday, November 20th, HDS will be partnering with BPHI to assist in feeding the homeless. For many years, HDS has worked with the Broward Partnership for the...

Community Based Instruction – Lowe’s Garden Challenge

Community Based Instruction – Lowe’s Garden Challenge

The Homestead Senior High B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Self Determination Class has been focusing on their budgeting skills this week! The class attended their first CBI (community-based instruction) trip to Lowe’s for the Lowe’s Garden Challenge. This challenge consisted of the...

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! Who else enjoys planning for an ice cream party?! Last week, the Cypress Bay B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Program mastered their budgeting skills at Publix while completing the Ice Cream Challenge. The purpose of this challenge was...

Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork

Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork

“Teamwork makes the dream work,” a popular phrase that is said when it comes down to collaboration and motivation for people to work together. Today, the Cypress Bay B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Program brought their teamwork skills outdoors instead of in the classroom. The class...

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Supports Mission BBQ While Budgeting

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Supports Mission BBQ While Budgeting

There is nothing more American than BBQ! The Cypress Bay B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Program continued their budgeting journey this week on their CBI trip to Mission BBQ. At this outing, the students not only got to practice their money management skills as well as social skills,...