People First


MCH is the result of dreams of several proactive citizens of Macon County in the late 70′s and early 80′s. MCH was incorporated in 1982 as a support group for parents, professionals, and others who had an interest in helping persons with disabilities.


Once incorporated, the newly formed board of directors wanted to do more and researched the possibility of developing a group home.  In 1988, the first group home operated by MCH opened its doors to 5 clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Today, MCH has evolved into a service provider known for its high standard of excellence and is recognized throughout the state of North Carolina.  All facilities are licensed by the Division of Health Service Regulation. MCH is also CARF accredited.


MCH provides residential, AFL, and community-based services in Macon, Jackson and Haywood Counties.


We also provide structured day activities at  Macon Citizens Enterprises, a day program for adults with Intellectual and Developmental  Disabilities.


MCH Mission:

Macon Citizens Habilities advocates for and protects the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disablities.

MCH provides comprehensive residential and community-based services.


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ICF-IID Residential Facilities

Persons served receive continuous active treatment.

DDA Residential Facilities

The DDA group home serves persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to become more independent in actives of daily living.

Day Program with ADVP and Retirement Services

ADVP is a day program for consumers who can benefit from prevocational, social, leisure, and activities of daily living training.

Community-Based Services

AFL services and community-based services through NC Innovations including Day Supports, In-Home Skill Building, Personal Care Services, and Community Networking