“Amy” is an amazing young lady who came to HCRS in 2007; she had been placed in residential school due to her uncontrolled behavior issues and inconsistent home life and had a State appointed legal guardian. With the help of HCRS, Amy was placed in more stable home environment with a family that she had already established a relationship with during emergency respite care. With natural supports and the supports from HCRS; Amy has been able to establish a safe and more consistent relationship between herself and her biological family; she has been able to maintain gainful employment; and just last year was legally appointed to be her own guardian. Amy started working part-time at a grocery store and a department store. In 2010, Amy successfully completed a 3 month internship as a front desk clerk. This internship opportunity really helped build Amy’s vocational skills and professional self esteem. Since this internship, Amy has flourished at work and socially.
Welcome to the HCRS web pages regarding the joint and individual program standing committees at HCRS.
As a Community Mental Health Center, HCRS is required to have a Standing Committee of the Board for each program funded by the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living.
What is a Standing Committee?
The Standing Committee is a way to directly involve people receiving services, as well as their families, in the development and implementation of an agency’s policies. By increasing opportunities for clients to actively participate in decision-making, the overall goal is to increase satisfaction, service quality, and agency responsiveness.
How Frequently does the Joint Standing Committee Meet?
HCRS’ Joint Standing Committee meets every six months to review common themes between the individual HCRS program standing committees. In addition, they share ideas on how to improve the standing committees. The group also helps bridge communication with the HCRS Board of Directors.
The Joint Standing Committee is made up of members of the individual HCRS program standing committees, HCRS Board Members, and HCRS staff.
Please click on the links above to review information about each of our individual program standing committees. For information regarding the Joint Standing Committee Meetings, please contact George Karabakakis, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, at (802) 886-4500.