Empowering Individuals Since 1961

Empowering Individuals Since 1961

Empowering Individuals Since 1961

The HC Opportunity Center (HCOC)

The HC Opportunity Center provides people with various disabilities vocational job training, socialization, and the opportunity for competitive employment.


HCOC provides high-quality, fast-turnaround services to meet your labor-intensive packaging and assembly needs. For over 60 years, our workers have been helping corporations nationwide, and especially Chester County and the greater Philadelphia area. At HCOC, we complete your project using a socially responsible workforce.



Learn more about our program opportunities. Our services present opportunities for meaningful employment, vocational skill development, and daily fulfillment. The HCOC provides a safe, caring environment that helps workers enhance their skills and confidence.


Support HCOC

Individuals and corporations support HCOC in a variety of ways, from providing financial donations, and volunteering, as well as sponsoring events. Your support empowers individuals with barriers to employment.

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Call us to outsource your company's packaging needs

Local Corporations have been outsourcing packaging, assembly and production work to Handi-Crafters (now HCOC) since 1961. HCOC runs one of the largest employment and disability-focused nonprofit support service programs in the greater Philadelphia area.

The HCOC offers custom solutions to companies needing to outsource manual intensive handwork. Choosing socially-responsible outsourcing with HCOC provides many advantages: controls capital costs, increases efficiency, and reduces labor costs and more.

Projects May Include:

  • Manual intensive handwork for jobs of all sizes
  • Building and filling point of purchase displays
  • Medical component assembling, kitting and packaging
  • Repacking of palletized cases of single flavor drink cans such as beers, teas, custom health drinks, and carbonated water into smaller variety packs
  • Cosmetic kitting and packaging
  • Preparation for mailing, collating, and labeling marketing pieces
  • Box assembling, and packaging for distribution
  • Weighing, and packing semi-solid materials
  • Collating, packaging, and boxing custom printed tee shirts
  • Shrink wrapping and palletizing products
  • Component Procurement
Partners Include:


Thank You for Supporting the 37th Annual Hankin Invitational!

The event was a huge success, thanks to our wonderful sponsors and golfers! We raised $331,000 this year! All proceeds benefit the HCOC’s life-changing efforts for individuals with disabilities who may face barriers to employment. Special thanks to Hankin Group and Bentley Systems for being our presenting sponsors, and thank you to all of our […]
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HCOC Spring 2024 Fundraiser

The Annual Spring Fundraiser Is SOLD OUT!!!

The Annual Spring Fundraiser & The Best Friend Award are back for 2024! Your contribution through this event is critical in keeping Handi-Crafters employment options and opportunities available for the growing number of individuals who benefit from our support and services year after year. Learn more and become a sponsor!
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Participate at the HC Opportunity Center

HCOC offers a continuum of services. We work alongside hundreds of individuals with various intellectual, developmental, or physical disabilities, mental health diagnoses, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, veterans, and people on the autism spectrum. We help individuals break down the barriers to employment, while expanding their capabilities, successes and personal satisfaction while achieving their employment goals.

Programs Include

  • Vocational Evaluation
  • Skill Development Center
  • 1:1 Case Management
  • Community Participation Programs
  • Competitive Integrated Employment
  • After Work Enrichment
  • Adult Daily Living Center

Support the HC Opportunity Center

HCOC is a vital place in our community, and we are grateful for the support which has helped our organization grow and our participants prosper since 1961.

Support Our Mission


Help make a difference with your donation. There are many ways to support our programs and services.

Get Involved

You can support us through volunteer opportunities or by attending an upcoming event.

HCOC Holiday Schedule

2024 Holiday Calendar

(HCOC will be closed on the following dates)

  • January 1, 2024 - New Year's Day
  • May 27, 2024 - Memorial Day
  • July 4, 2024 - Independence Day
  • September 2, 2024 - Labor Day
  • November 28 & 29, 2024 - Thanksgiving
  • December 25 & 26, 2024 - Christmas
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