Consumers of Hillcrest House develop social and physical skills by interacting in many areas of the community. Upon admission to Hillcrest House each consumer becomes a member of the local YMCA. This allows them to have full access to all the programs and facilities at the Kathleen Price Bryan Family YMCA, located less than a mile away.

Consumers also have access to several shopping centers nearby, and there is a bus stop across the street from Hillcrest House for those who are able to utilize it.

Consumers interact socially every day; and they are encouraged, monitored and assisted as needed.

In addition, there are several good colleges nearby, UNC-G, A&T, Greensboro College , and Guilford Tech, (among others) for those consumers who want to explore any employment or volunteer opportunities or may wish to further their education.