More About Hillsborough County (Tampa) Developmental Center
Hillsborough County Developmental Center (HCDC) is conveniently and centrally located at 14219 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in Tampa. Being located so near the University of South Florida as well as a variety of restaurants and shopping centers provides residents plenty of opportunities to choose their favorite locations for dining out, clothes shopping, movies, and bowling. Many residents also enjoy planning ahead each year to attend local annual events, including the Strawberry Festival and the State Fair.
When you drive on the property of HCDC, the first thing that you may notice is the spacious and welcoming grounds, which provides space for residents and their families to go for walks and engage in exercise. A large outdoor, covered seating area is a favorite for everyone. This can be a meeting spot for relaxation during leisure time and is also the gathering spot for large parties and events, including the monthly Resident Council meetings that provide the opportunity for individuals to discuss and be involved in Center planning and decisions concerning their environment, care, and leisure activities.
Entering each of the four homes at HCDC, you will find a comfortable environment, with friendly and caring staff. Shared kitchen and living areas provide space to pursue favorite pastimes and socialize. Residents are encouraged to decorate their bedrooms to reflect their individual personalities.
The residents, staff and families at HCDC love to have fun and participate in “happy hours,” karaoke, movie nights, or trips into the community. Holidays are treasured times that involve lavish decorating, refreshments and seasonal activities. Families are valued members of the HCDC community and are encouraged to participate in all events and holiday gatherings.
HCDC’s focus is on providing ongoing training opportunities. Residents may choose to attend a highly-regarded day training program or, for those with intense behavior or medical needs, an on-site program, that provides opportunities for social engagement and skills development.
We invite you to visit Hillsborough County Developmental Center. You may schedule a visit by contacting our Social Services Director at 813-971-3490.