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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,...

HDS Companies Annual Spook-tacular Halloween

Who said Halloween was just for children?? Here at HDS Companies, we take Halloween to the next level. From rollercoaster rides and Disney movies to actual “DEATH”, we love coming together and dressing for the occasion. This year, we started our Halloween festivities...

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Enjoys Budgeting Lunch at Weston Diner

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Enjoys Budgeting Lunch at Weston Diner

There’s something about spending an afternoon eating a great meal with our friends that just can’t be replaced! The Cypress Bay B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Program got to enjoy their lunch with friends at the Weston Diner yesterday. The class took their Community Based Instruction...

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Class Visits the Bank of America

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Class Visits the Bank of America

Budgeting. A topic that Ms. Donna Mansolillo and Ms. Kathy Gormin-Gard have been teaching the students in the Social Living Skills class at Cypress Bay High School. Students are currently learning how to be responsible – especially with money. Bank of America is...

Inclimate Weather

Inclimate Weather

Latest Update - We are pleased to report that HDS Companies is standing down from its Disaster Recovery/Continuity plan from the threat of Hurricane Dorian.  Thankfully our offices did not experience the effects of this major storm and we were able to bring our...

HDS NextGen Goes Back to School

School is back in session! Whether it is your child’s first time going to school or they are a seasoned student, everyone’s first day will always be exciting. The stress is all gone from back to school shopping, and parents can now confidently watch their kids succeed...

HDS Shares Common Support of Empowerment with CHFA

HDS Shares Common Support of Empowerment with CHFA

Housing and Development Software Supports the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority's Annual David W. Herlinger Golf Tournament Housing and Development Software (HDS) is a proud partner of the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) and sponsor of the David W....

Red Nose Day 2019

Red Nose Day 2019

HDS Companies Celebrates Red Nose Day! Red Nose Day is a program of Comic Relief USA. This effort harnesses the power of entertainment to drive positive change by creating awareness and raising much-needed funds that support programs in the U.S. and around the world....

BRIDGES Lunch & Learn

BRIDGES Lunch & Learn

The HDS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. program supports the development of high-school based  social and community life skills activities designed to meet the needs of High School Students living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Structured in the form of a grant, the HDS Foundation...

DMF Block Party Recap

DMF Block Party Recap

Each year at HDS Companies, we recognize April as National Autism Awareness Month by supporting the Autism Community throughout the State of Florida. This year during the month we supported several very worthy causes and initiatives by the Miami-Dade County Mayor and...

Autism Awareness @DMF 2019 – FB Post

The HDS Foundation spent the last days of Autism Awareness Month celebrating at the Dan Marino Foundation Pedal for Autism Block Party at their main campus in Fort Lauderdale this past Sunday. Families were able to come out and connect with others, participate in...