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“David” an 8 year old boy with classic Autism, came to us after being removed from his home by DCF. He was non-verbal, using grunting sounds and pointing or acting out to communicate his thoughts and feelings. He had an intense fear of going outside and making transitions to new places was overwhelming for him. His academic skills were extremely low and he was not getting any real educational services due to the upheaval in his life. HCRS staff immediately began to identify the services he would need to progress and grow. A shared living provider was found who has given him a wonderful family environment to live and grow in. David now goes to school for the whole day. He is using his words more than ever and instead of pulling on someone or grunting or pointing, he is prompted to use requests like “ Can I use the computer, please,” without being told.

Celebrating 50 Years of Compassionate Care

HCRS is celebrating 50 years of compassionate care in 2017. We are in the process of scheduling numerous community events to celebrate our anniversary. Check back regularly for the latest information on these activities. We hope you will be able to join us.


50th Anniversary Brochure


Community Appreciation Hot Dog Lunches

Friday, July 14, 2017, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at our Springfield headquarters

Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at our Fairview Street office in Brattleboro

Friday, July 21, 2017, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at our Hartford office

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, HCRS will be providing a free hot dog luncheon for clients, staff, and the community on the above dates. We hope you can join us as we celebrate 50 years of compassionate care. 



5K Run and Walk

Sunday, September 10, 2017, in Hartford

HCRS is hosting its first annual 5K Run and Walk as part of its 50th anniversary events. The 5K will be held at the Hartford High School. More information and registration details coming soon.  



Me2 Orchestra Concert

Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro

In celebration of our 50th anniversary, HCRS will host a concert with the Me2 Orchestra. Me2 is the world's only classical music organization created for individuals with mental illnesses as well as the people who support them.


HCRS Staff and Client Art Show

On display for the month of November 2017 at the River Garden in Brattleboro

HCRS staff and clients will be exhibiting their artwork in honor of 50 years of creating meaning, inspiration, and empowerment in our community and world.