Hong Chi Association (formerly The Hong Kong Association for the Mentally Handicapped) was started as a class for just four children with intellectual disabilities in 1965.
In 1997, the Association was renamed the Hong Chi Association. "Hong" in Chinese means "to assist", while "Chi" refers to "the intellect". Our emphasis is on what people with intellectual disabilities can achieve. Our mission is to assist them in the development of their potential to the full.
Today, Hong Chi is a non-profit making organization in Hong Kong dedicated to serving some 7,000 people of all ages and all grades of intellectual disabilities. We now operate 81 service units which provide pre-school training, special education, job training, sheltered and supported employment, adult education, day care and training, residential services, family and community support, recreational and social programmes, as well as professional therapy.