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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.

Therapeutic Community Residences

HCRS’s Therapeutic Community Residential Programs comprise 18 beds across two programs within our residential services continuum. These facilities are located in Woodstock and Ludlow, Vermont. Each program places a primary focus on community integration and independent living skill development as fundamental components of each individual’s journey toward sustainable recovery. Each program offers 24-hour staffing assistance to provide support, coaching, and service coordination for all individuals during their admission.

Woodstock Therapeutic Care Residence, Woodstock, Vermont

Residential Woodstock Woodstock Therapeutic Care Residence is an eight-bed facility open to men and women over the age of 18 who experience severe and persistent mental illness and are currently enrolled in the HCRS CRT Program. The primary focus of this program is to transition each resident into their own apartment upon graduation. Through collaborative and integrated residential supports, each individual develops personalized treatment goals, reviewed daily, which focus on independent living and community integration skill development

For more information, please contact the Woodstock Therapeutic Care Residence Program Coordinator at (802) 457-1845.

Beekman House, Ludlow, Vermont

Residential Beekman HouseBeekman House is a 10-bed, therapeutic community residence, located in Ludlow, Vermont for adult males, over the age of 18, who are eligible for HCRS CRT Services. Beekman House employs the therapeutic environment to help facilitate the individual’s progress toward the development of independent living skills, which encompass self care, meal preparation, shopping, budgeting, and relational/social skills development to include social, communication, conflict resolution, assertiveness, leadership, and personal recovery.

For more information, please contact the Beekman House Program Coordinator at (802) 228-5434.