“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.
Crisis Care Center
HCRS operates a Crisis Care Center in Springfield. The Crisis Care Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Members of the Crisis Team meet people to provide crisis stabilization support in a safe and supportive environment. People seen in the Crisis Care Center have a much shorter wait time than in a hospital emergency room. Individuals who would like to be seen in the Crisis Care Center should call 1-800-622-4235 to arrange a meeting. People experiencing a medical emergency should proceed to the nearest hospital emergency room or call 911 to receive medical assistance and crisis support services.
Springfield Crisis Care Center
386 River Street
Springfield, VT 05156