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“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.

Community Services & Collaborations

Providing Community-Based Mental Health and Substance Abuse Supports for Individuals and Families

Community Services and CollaborationsHCRS offers community-based supports, services, and collaborations as a complement to our office-based services. We recognize that regular access to services in Vermont can be challenging even in the best of times, so we have expanded outpatient services to reduce this barrier. Our community-based programs include:

  • Adult Community Outreach Program
  • Elder Care Program
  • Sparrow Program