Happenings & Stories

HDS 20th Anniversary Party Recap

HDS 20th Anniversary Party Recap

June 18, 2018 marked the 20th year anniversary for Housing and Development Services, Inc. (HDS). Together its business units - Housing and Development Software, eHousingPlus and 501 (c) 3 Non-Profit, HDS Foundation - celebrated this milestone and kicked off a year of...

BRIDGES EOY Testimonial

BRIDGES EOY Testimonial

I have changed since the Social/Personal skills class by learning how to pay for my own check when we go out for Lunch For our C.B.I trips. This class has helped me turn into a more responsible teenager/adult. This has made me more responsible because When Mrs....

Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the HDS Foundation along with all HDS Companies participated in Red Nose Day at both the Weston and Miami offices. Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by Comic Relief, Inc. The concept began in the United Kingdom in 1988 with the UK...

Cypress Bay B.R.I.D.G.E.S will Visit HDS Companies

Cypress Bay B.R.I.D.G.E.S will Visit HDS Companies

On Thursday, May 17th, students from the Cypress Bay B.R.I.D.G.E.S. (Budgeting – Resources – Independent Functioning – Development – Growth – Empowerment – Social Skills) Program will be taking a field trip to the offices of Housing and Development Services (HDS)....

2018 Tropical Nights Event

2018 Tropical Nights Event

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, the HDS Foundation will be partaking in Tropical Nights 2018 presented by UM-NSU CARD. UM-NSU CARD has been supporting families affected by autism and related disabilities in our local communities with impactful and invaluable resources...

BRIDGES goes to the YMCA

BRIDGES goes to the YMCA

On April 4th, the BRIDGES Social Skills class took a field trip to the Weston YMCA. This trip was not only exciting, but very informative. The trip was an informational tour of the YMCA as well as a career exploration for the students to learn about potential future...

Light It Up Blue

Light It Up Blue

April is World Autism Awareness Month. At HDS Companies, we kicked off the month by participating in Autism Speak’s Signature Event “Light It Up Blue” on Monday, April 2, 2018. Everyone in the HDS offices wore blue, showing our support and helping garner greater...

Autism Awareness Month – LIUB

Autism Awareness Month – LIUB

The HDS Foundation is in final preparations for the annual kick-off of Autism Awareness Month (April). The HDS Foundation will join the United Nations and The WORLD on April 2nd, 2018 to Light It Up Blue, Autism Speaks’ Signature event. Autism, or Autism Spectrum...

Our HDS Contenders Team!

Our HDS Contenders Team!

Written by Nico Morales | Feb 8, 2018 I think that the term "Crazy 8" would be very applicable to the events of the recent Dan Marino Walk About Autism. This is due to the fact that I was invited by my coworkers at HDS to participate in the 8th Annual Walk About...

Thank You for Making a Difference!

Thank You for Making a Difference!

  We raised a total of $10,000! We're so grateful to all of you who've helped us reach our goal! We couldn't have done it without you! Thank you to all who generously supported the HDS Contenders Team. Your support is so appreciated and will help us achieve our...

BRIDGES Holiday Party

BRIDGES Holiday Party

Today, December 14th, the BRIDGES class held their annual Holiday Party. The event took place at Chili’s, and was an exciting, fun filled lunch. The HDS Foundation had been so excited to join and was thrilled when the day finally came. Everyone met at Chili’s at 11:30...

Mental Health Workshop

Today I attended a Mental Health and Awareness Workshop hosted by the Independent Living Resource Center and presented by Katrina Robinson-Wheeler. Those who attended the workshop were Emily Bell, Tara Rowe, Tyler Charles, and Benjamin Collazo, all of which are...

Developing Social Skills…You Can Bank on It!

Developing Social Skills…You Can Bank on It!

The students in the Personal Skills class at Cypress Bay High School had the opportunity this past week to replenish their individual bank accounts through funds from the HDS Foundation grant they received for the past year. As these students participate in various...

Parent Night

Parent Night

This past week, Cypress Bay High School’s teachers in the Personal Skills class which is funded by the HDS Foundation put together its first “Parent Information Night” for the parents of students in the Personal Skills class as well as other parents from prior year...

HDS Thanksgiving Potluck at the Bonaventure Town Center

HDS Thanksgiving Potluck at the Bonaventure Town Center

On Thursday, November 16th, Housing and Development Software held their annual HDS Thanksgiving Potluck at the Bonaventure Town Center Club in Weston. Employees each brought a dish and were asked that it be something that represented their culture. Cuba, Spain,...

Dessert at Cold Stone Creamery was a Bit “Taxing”

Dessert at Cold Stone Creamery was a Bit “Taxing”

When my kids were in high school, they would meet up with their friends for an ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery near Cypress Bay High School in Weston, FL. They used their own ATM cards which had money from either part time jobs or their allowance for weekly chores....

Team Building BRIDGES with Lunch and Fun!

Team Building BRIDGES with Lunch and Fun!

When we say we are “Building BRIDGES at the Bay”, the teachers in charge of the BRIDGES program at Cypress Bay High School (CBHS) really mean it. This school year’s kick off activity was filled with team building tasks as well as enjoying lunch together at a community...