HCRS and SMCS Receive SAMHSA Grant Funding

Posted: December 6th, 2017

HCRS and Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) are two of four recipients in the State of Vermont to receive funds as part of the Vermont Family Centered Healthcare Home Project (VFCHP). The Vermont Department of Mental Health was awarded $9.9 million through a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) [...]

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HCRS Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Annual Meeting

Posted: November 30th, 2017

HCRS held its 2017 annual meeting on Wednesday, November 8, at the Great Hall in Springfield. Over 150 board members, staff, clients, legislators, and community members attended the event where successes of the Agency during the past year were highlighted. Three individuals who receive services through HCRS bravely spoke of their experiences and the difference [...]

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HCRS Hosts November Art Exhibit

Posted: November 14th, 2017

HCRS is hosting a month-long art exhibition at The Robert H. Gibson River Garden in Brattleboro, Vermont. This event is being held in honor of the agency’s 50th anniversary in order to honor half a century of creating meaning, inspiration, and empowerment in the community. The art show encompasses a wide range of two-dimensional artwork. [...]

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HCRS to Host Me2/Orchestra Concert

Posted: September 29th, 2017

HCRS will be hosting a community concert with the Me2/Orchestra on Saturday, October 21, at The Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro. This event is being held in honor of our 50th anniversary with the goal of promoting community awareness and destigmatizing mental health disorders and treatment. Over 115,000 Vermonters are estimated to have experienced a mental [...]

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HCRS to Host 5K Run/Walk & Fun Run

Posted: August 14th, 2017

HCRS will be hosting a 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 10, 2017. To register: https://g2racereg.webconnex.com/HCRS5K2017 The event will be held at the Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vermont. A half-mile Fun Run for children, youth, and the young at heart will start at 10:00 am. The 5K Run and Walk, to be professionally [...]

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Posted: May 15th, 2017

HCRS will be providing a Mental Health First Aid training on Friday, May 26, at Mount Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, Vermont. This full day training (8:00 am – 4:00 pm) is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health issues, builds understanding of the impact, and reviews [...]

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Screening of ‘Healing Voices’ on May 23

Posted: May 10th, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23, at 7:00 pm, HCRS and Parks Place Community Resource Center will be hosting a screening of the film ‘Healing Voices.’ This documentary on mental illness, seeks to change the public’s perception of mental illness. The screening will be shown at the Springfield Cinemas 3 located at 26 Main Street, Springfield, Vermont. [...]

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HCRS Staff Are Trained in Intentional Peer Support

Posted: February 8th, 2017

HCRS is training its Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services staff in Intentional Peer Support. This highly desired and well-respected training was developed by psychiatric survivor and activist, Shery Mead, and helps staff to develop relational skills for supporting others in mutual, respectful, and genuine ways. HCRS hosted one-day overviews of Intentional Peer Support training [...]

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HCRS Recognizes BMH

Posted: February 2nd, 2017

HCRS is pleased to announce Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) is this year’s recipient of their community partnership award. Every year, HCRS honors a community partner who exemplifies the type of teamwork and collaboration required to meet the mental health, substance abuse, and developmental services needs of individuals and families in southeastern Vermont. “Brattleboro Memorial Hospital [...]

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HCRS to Participate in Mental Health Rally at State House

Posted: January 26th, 2017

HCRS will be joining hundreds of Vermonters at the State House for Mental Health Advocacy Day on Tuesday, January 31. This rally, scheduled for 8:00 am – noon, is an opportunity to call on Vermont leaders and legislators to protect and strengthen the State’s community mental health care system. HCRS participation in this event will [...]

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