Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

HOTI Day Habilitation, Vocational Training and Supported Employment

Waco Facility
312 S. 4th Street
Waco, TX 76701
Phone: (254)752-8361
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Hillsboro Facility
108 W. Paschal
Hillsboro, TX 76645
Phone: (254)582-9976
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HOTI stands for Helping Others Take Initiative. HOTI provides Day Habilitation (DH), Vocational Training (VT) through contract with Centex ARC, Employment Assistance and Supported Employment for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. We serve approximately 50 people per day in Day Habilitation in our Waco facility, another 10-12 people in the Hillsboro facility, and 15 people in the Marlin facility.

Heart of Texas contracts Vocational Training and Day Habilitation services to Centex ARC, a private provider of ICF, HCS and TxHmL services. Centex has facilities in Mexia, Waco/Bellmead, and Marlin. We currently have approximately 60 people who attend Centex DH or VT under contract on a daily basis.

Heart of Texas also offers Employment Assistance and Supported Employment out of the 4th Street facility. If an individual is interested in full or part-time paid employment, we work diligently to prepare them for work and to help them maintain employment once a job is secured.

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Services Provided:
Life skills training, supported employment, job coaching, job development, job placement, contracted vocational training, and a varied day habilitation program. We offer community activities and volunteer opportunities such as helping Meals and Wheels , a library, internet access, and daily training and exercise regimens. We are the source of the WE CARE Garden Project, with all food grown donated to Caritas Waco and the Salvation Army. We offer community outings to various local museums and areas of interest. HOTI strives to deliver an interesting, entertaining, and educational experience.

Adults aged 18 or older with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Method of Payment:
Sliding Ability to Pay Scale-*Self Pay, Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance *Cash or Check accepted

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