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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.

Hilltop Recovery Residence

Hilltop Recovery Residence, Westminster, Vermont

Hilltop Recovery Residence, Westminster, Vermont Hilltop Recovery Residence is an eight-bed, staff supported Level III recovery residence designed to assist young adults who are experiencing challenges in functioning due to emotional or social distress. Hilltop offers a highly therapeutic, non-institutionalized environment in a peaceful, home-like setting to assist individuals in their process of reintegrating into their community. Hilltop offers a comprehensive program which includes: individualized supports through individual and group psychotherapy, family counseling, community activities, expressive therapies, and vocational supports. The program's strengths-based, personalized approach to care is fundamental to ensuring each person gains the knowledge to understand their experiences and reconnects to their community. 

To establish a research-based, outcomes driven, sustainable impact in the recovery of young adults who are experiencing early episodes of mental illness.

To offer a preventive approach to younger adults who are experiencing early episodes of mental illness within a therapeutic, non-institutional, home-like setting.

For more information, please contact the Residential Services Program Director at (802) 732-8343.