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Before Barb Ruby retired from Human Support Services at the end of June, she had been with the organization for 37 years, making her the longest standing employee HSS has ever had. Since she started in April 3, 1980, Barb has worked in a variety of roles at HSS, from secretary to office manager. Over the years,...

This week, Human Support Services completed the on-site review process for the Council of Accreditation (COA), an international, independent, nonprofit, human service accrediting organization. (At left, HSS Executive Director Robert Cole, Jeanne Borromeo-Otty, Ed Cote, and HSS board members Jan Crawford and Bob Polansky celebrate the completion of the COA site visit.) Every four years, we go...

  Some of our clients now have a new ride, thanks to our recent purchase of a new 2017 Ford Transit van! The van will allow Human Support Services to transport two wheelchair-bound individuals plus three additional riders and a driver. This allows for fewer trips and great accessibility for our residential clients, said HSS Executive Director Robert...

HSS is excited to announce that some of our clients will now be working with the City of Waterloo to help beautify the community! Through a new partnership with the city, our clients will work to keep the streets of downtown clean and continue the mayor's ongoing efforts of beautification. "Our clients our thrilled with this new...

Our clients love it when they get the opportunity to give back to our community. When those opportunities also happen to teach them job skills, it’s even more exciting. For the last several years, clients from our residences have been volunteering behind the scenes at the Mayfest, Octoberfest and Downtown Concert Series in downtown Waterloo. They empty trash...

It’s 2 a.m. and the sound of the baby crying startles you awake. With a groan of despair, you roll over in bed and stare at the white bassinet beside you. Tiny fists punch the air and little legs kick frantically as your daughter wails in infant fury. Her cries get louder but you can’t seem to...

The board of directors of Human Support Services (HSS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving Monroe County, has selected Anne King to succeed longtime Executive Director Robert J. Cole when he retires in September. King, a licensed clinical social worker, is currently serving as the nonprofit’s chief program officer. ​​ She​ will become the first female to serve as executive...

HSS therapist Robyn Ramsey is currently leading an evening parenting class for families of Kindergarten-8th grade children.  The program uses the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) curriculum and seeks to help parents learn positive ways to respond to kids, how to respond to difficult behaviors and to effectively use discipline and consequences.  The group...