About HCO

We’re built on genuine connections with the people we support and our community.

Who we are

HCO is an independent and not-for-profit specialist disability service provider.

Our highly skilled team work alongside people living with disability and families, to help them live their best life, the way they want.  

What we do

Help enable quality home and community life through:

We work with adults and young people living with disability and families, so talk to us about how we can best meet your needs.

Our mission

To work quietly in and with the community alongside people living with disability and their families, supporting them to exercise their own life choices and aspirations.

Our vision

Genuine connections that help our Clients achieve their best life possible.

Our story

The dedicated and compassionate care professionals at HCO have been providing high-quality care services for South Australians living with a disability since 1995. The introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) means that we can offer these life-changing services to even more children, young people, and adults with disabilities across the broader Adelaide Hills region.

Over
the
years

9

1993

Amalgamation of all support services for people in the hills into one non-government organization. The Hills Accommodation Group was formed with representatives from government and non government organizations.

9

1994

Ngeringa Association was represented on the Hills Accommodation Group and it was recommended the accommodation support services be moved to the non-government agency in the hills.

9

1995

Hills Community Options Inc. became incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act on February 13th

Hills Community Options Inc. opens office in Stirling with 20 Clients and approx. 20 Staff

Support services from Ngeringa Assoc. and IDSC transfers to Hills Community Options Inc.

9

1998

Hills Community Options Inc. moves to a new office on the main street in Hahndorf

9

2004

Day Options and Community Support were introduced

9

2012

Respite and Centennial Court started

9

2013

Betty’s House of Respite opens at Lehmann Court

9

2014

Hills Community Options Inc. moves to new office at Mount Barker

9

2015

Community Centre formally opens

9

2018

Change from Hills Community Options Inc. to HCO

Brand Architecture and new logo is developed

9

2020

HCO opens a second office in Mount Barker supporting 130 Clients and 195 Staff

9

2022

HCO supports 155 Clients with 210 Staff