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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HCRS Announces Three New Board Members

Posted: January 11th, 2017

HCRS has elected Matthew Garcia, Adam Pippin, and Judy Siler to its Board of Directors. Originally from North Carolina, Matthew Garcia came to New England to attend Dartmouth College. He worked in publishing for 15 years before attending Vermont Law School, passing the bar, and setting up a private practice in White River Junction in [...]

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HCRS’ Peer Support Services Offers Internship

Posted: November 28th, 2016

HCRS peer support services are a way to enhance the recovery process for clients receiving services through our Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services program.   The Peer Support team is made up of people who have life experiences that help them relate to feelings of oppression, marginalization, stigma, and hopelessness. These experiences help them to connect with [...]

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HCRS Achieves Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

Posted: September 14th, 2016

HCRS has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care. HCRS underwent a rigorous onsite survey on June 21-24. During the review, [...]

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HCRS Receives 3-Year Grant from Holt Foundation

Posted: September 13th, 2016

The Fanny Holt Ames and Edna Louise Holt Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, has awarded HCRS a three-year, $149,101 grant. The award will support our Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) & Adverse Childhood Events Prevention (ACEs) Education Project. The Holt Fund was established to meet the medical needs of the Grafton, Vermont community and [...]

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HCRS Earns High Client Satisfaction Marks in Annual Survey

Posted: July 15th, 2016

HCRS earned high satisfaction marks for the services we provide to hundreds of clients across Windsor and Windham counties. The excellent ratings came in response to questions asked of virtually all active agency clients through an annual survey. Since the year 2000, HCRS has used its survey to help measure quality levels in five major [...]

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HCRS to Host Viewing of Gubernatorial Forum

Posted: June 14th, 2016

On Monday, June 27, Vermont PBS will air a Gubernatorial Forum with candidates Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith, Bruce Lisman, Sue Minter, and Phil Scott. The forum will be focused on “Community Health and Support Services.” Peter Mallary, Vice President of Government Relations and Community Outreach for The Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, [...]

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HCRS Elects SallyAnn Silfies to its Board of Directors

Posted: May 18th, 2016

HCRS has elected SallyAnn Silfies to its Board of Directors.  HCRS will look to SallyAnn for unique perspectives based on her decade of service as a former employee. SallyAnn worked for 10 years in our Children, Youth, and Families program, from which she retired in 2013. She currently serves as Pastor of the Greater Hartford [...]

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