Transforming Lives Together

one individual at a time

Everyone has a right to dream, to have a goal. Our agency is dedicated to providing the highest quality of life standards, incorporating safeguards that monitor the rights, dignity and well-being of the individuals so they can achieve their needs and maximum potential.


We Believe In

Serving People

At HDC we believe that positive transformation requires a partnership between the person, their family, and our own staff. We are always exploring ways to increase our services to those who need it. We care about everyone who walks through our doors, and are dedicated to their health, safety, and happiness.

  • Day Services



    Our Day Habilitation programs provide individualized services with an emphasis on community interaction. This activity-oriented program is available in both Frederick and Washington counties for persons that require assistance and training with activities of daily living, personal care, academic skills and pre-vocational skills training.

    Pre-admission Assessment Form

  • Residential


    Our Residential Programs are designed to meet the evolving needs of individuals throughout their lives and to quickly make any adjustments necessary to best serve the residents we support.

    Pre-admission Assessment Form

  • Volunteer

    Become a


    The Human Development Council (HDC) welcomes community volunteers. HDC is a wonderful place to interact with people in diverse stages of personal transformation. Interested persons may volunteer for Individual Support or General Support. Persons working in Individual Support are trained in the same course curriculum as our paid staff and must go through a full background check. They are assigned to a specific person or persons and work with those Individuals on daily living skills or at recreational functions. Persons interested in General Support provide assistance with grounds keeping, office work, and fundraising.

  • Career Opportunities



    HDC goes to great lengths to hire and train capable and empathetic staff members that possess the qualities of caring and who share the Agency’s core values. We are always looking for hard working, dedicated persons who truly enjoy working in this field and wish to make a positive difference in an individual’s life.

    Staffing at HDC is based on the Individual Plan of each person we serve. Regulatory requirements are considered the minimum allowable level of supervision and are only employed under ideal conditions.

“Everyone has a right to dream, to have a goal. We’re here to help them develop it.”