“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.
Early Childhood Services (Birth to 6)
The Children’s Integrated Services (CIS) program is an early intervention program for families of young children who are experiencing or are at risk for behavioral and emotional problems. Children’s Integrated Services provides mental health services to families with young children ages birth through six and for pregnant women or mothers who have a mental health diagnosis and are younger than age 23. Services are family centered and child focused. CIS clinicians partner with parents to find ways to address behavioral challenges, build the parent-child relationship, and support the family in working toward stability.
Children’s Integrated Services works in collaboration with the local Early Intervention Program (infants, birth to three years old) and the Nursing and Family Supports Program (pre-natal through age six) to provide integrated and coordinated care between these early-childhood services to ensure that you are getting the best care for your child.