hcs tag cmykHey, here at Heritage Christian we like to talk about big topics — and sometimes we have big ideas. We thought a blog would be a good way to open all of that up to the larger community so we can all learn together.

If you poke around in these posts you’ll see opinions and insights from employees and often from Marisa Geitner, our president and C.E.O. It’ll give you a glimpse into the kinds of things we’re wrestling with and the kinds of things we think are worth fighting for.

We’d love to hear from you, too, and figure out how we might work toward a world where we all have a life of dignity, worth and expression.  (That’s straight from our mission statement, by the way. If you’d like to know more about what we do here, keep reading…)


HCS partners with thousands of people throughout Rochester and Buffalo to ensure everyone – including children, older adults and people with developmental disabilities – feels valued and respected. Most of the agency’s more than 2,000 employees work directly with people who have disabilities so they can find the best place to live and work and build strong community connections. Other employees work with children at Expressive Beginnings Child Care or in other programs that support our local communities. Thanks to their dedication, HCS is recognized as one of New York’s top three service providers for people with disabilities, has earned national accreditation and won a prestigious local award for business ethics.

Besides its child care operations, Heritage Christian Services is known for innovative community impact programs including the Pieters Family Life Center in Henrietta, the Center for Human Services Education and A Second Thought Resale Shop in East Rochester, Springdale Farm in Ogden and Heritage Christian Stables in Webster. Together, those programs serve more than 22,500 people annually.

For more information, visit our website.