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Home and Community Based Services (HCS)

The Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) program which promotes and maintains consumer and family involvement in providing individualized program development and community support services for individuals with an intellectual disability. The HCS program is a Medicaid waiver program. It provides services and supports to eligible individuals as an alternative to Intermediate Care Facility (ICF/IID) program.

Residential Service

Host Home/Companion Care

This residential service option, formerly known as “Foster Care” can be an excellent choice for many people in the HCS program.  As the title indicates, the individual lives with the host home provider in his or her home.  The provider assists the individual with daily activities and helps to establish and meet the individual’s personal goals.  Additionally, the provider facilitates transportation to day habilitation or a job in the community as well as inclusion in community activities. 

Biological parents can provide this service to their adult children in the HCS program.  St. Giles, Inc. can also help individuals find a host home provider that is compatible and has the ability to meet the needs of the individual.  St. Giles, Inc. provides all necessary training and strives to support the provider with administrative tasks as much as possible to keep the focus on the individual.   

If you would like to learn more about St. Giles, Inc. host home/companion care services, please call 972.786.2507.

Click the button below if you would like to complete a host home application and become a part of the St. Giles, Inc. family.

Group Home Living

This residential option provides services and supports as needed by individuals who choose to or who would benefit from living in a three or four person home. A three person home provides for supervised living where shift staff and/or live-in staff provide assistance with daily living activities to acquire skills necessary for independence. The staff are present in the residence and are able to respond to the needs of individuals on a 24-hour basis. A four person home provides for supervised living where shift staff are present in the residence and awake whenever and individual is present in the home. The staff provides assistance with daily living activities and training in self-help and independent living skills.

Residential Service

Service Components

The HCS program offers the following service components based on the needs of each individual served. These services are provided as needed, and be changed if need be, throughout each year.


Professional Therapies:

  • Behavioral Support Services- In House available

  • Physical and Occupational Therapy

  • Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy

  • Audiology Services

  • Dietary Services

  • Social Work Services

  • Speech and Language Pathology Services

All Inclusive Community Integrated Day Program with Special Olympic training teams available

Registered Nursing/Licensed Vocational Nursing (Specialized, if needed)- In House available

Dental Services- Mobile services available

Residential Assistance:

  • Host Home/Companion Care

  • Residential Support

  • Supervised Living/Supported Home Living (transportation)


Respite Services

Supported Employment/Employment Assistance

Adaptive Aids

Minor Home Modifications

Frequently Asked Questions


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