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“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.

Mental Health

Integrating Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to Address the Needs of the Whole Person

Mental ServicesHCRS’ Adult Mental Health Services offers integrated treatment programs designed to address the challenges faced by people with mental health issues and/or substance use issues in order to help them live more fulfilling lives.

Initial screening services are primarily accessed through the Walk-in Clinic program, although HCRS does offer some community-based screenings when appropriate. Once a screening has been completed, and if it is determined that you have a need for ongoing mental health or substance abuse treatment, you will be scheduled for a clinical assessment. The assessment is an opportunity for you to meet with a trained clinician who will complete a comprehensive evaluation that looks at the scope of your needs and strengths as they pertain to mental health, substance use, physical health, social, vocational, legal, safety issues, and “environmental needs” such as housing, transportation, budgeting, etc. The results of this evaluation are discussed among the clinical treatment team at which time treatment recommendations are made; these recommendations may include services both within and outside of HCRS.

HCRS’ Adult Outpatient Program offers a range of therapeutic services that may be office-based, community-based, or in home to address various mental health and substance use concerns. This includes: individual, group, family, and couples therapy, brief case management, and community supports.