“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.
Adult Community Outreach Program
This program provides brief community-based case management, service coordination, and referral services to help improve the lives of individuals struggling with mental health and substance abuse. Our goal is to facilitate access to local community providers and to help individuals establish a system of natural supports while teaching the necessary skills to support independent living and general resiliency with life skills. Staff can also connect individuals to the full range of HCRS services when appropriate.
With the help of our trained case managers we can help you address some of the following common concerns that accompany mental health and substance use issues:
- Accessing health care
- Stress management
If you are interested in learning more about our Adult Community Outreach Program please contact one of our Team Leaders:
Springfield area: (802) 886-4500
Hartford area: (802) 295-3031
Brattleboro area: (802) 254-6028