About ROC Society
The ROC Society has been supporting persons with disabilities since 1975. The vocational centre began on the second floor of the Provincial Building supporting eight members. In 1992 we moved into a new building on MacQuarrie Drive Extention. This dream became a reality through many partnerships with the surrounding areas.
In 2008 we opened a second location in Richmond County, presently at the Louisdale Lion’s Club. In this location, members are creative with a garden, crafts, paint, etc. We are pleased to provide job-coaching services to assist members in various community settings with the development of workplace skills. Presently in vocational services the ROC Society supports 30 individuals throughout the Inverness, Richmond and Guysborough County areas.
The Port Hawkesbury centre offers training in woodworking, baking goods, recycling, cleaning/mowing contracts, crafts, etc. Members partake in various community activities.
In late 2006 the ROC Society expanded its operations to include supporting persons with disabilities in their own homes. The Independent Living Support program has enabled ten individuals to realize their potential of living independently with minimal support.
In 2010 the ROC Society opened the first Community Home to the Strait Area. This home has five residents, one respite and a two-bedroom apartment for individuals in the Independent Living Support program.