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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.

Impaired Driver Rehabilitation Program

Crash ProgramThe IDRP Program (Vermont’s alcohol driver education program) is available for people who have had alcohol or substance-related driving offenses and are seeking license reinstatement.

The IDRP Program consists of a group screening (a free information gathering session), an intake (a half-hour appointment during which the evaluator does a brief assessment and discusses IDRP enrollment), a 10-hour education course (school) offered over the course of 4 weeks, and an exit appointment with the evaluator. Individuals required to follow the Total Abstinence guidelines in order to meet requirements for reinstatement do not attend the IDRP School, however they must still enroll in the IDRP Program and complete other requirements.

The IDRP Program mandates substance abuse counseling for individuals who have had more than one DUI, and is sometimes required for first offenders depending on various risk factors.

If you have been referred to the IDRP Program, you begin the process by coming to a screening. No appointment or payment is needed at this point, and the process will be explained by the Screener. These screenings begin promptly at 4:30pm at the following HCRS locations:

  • Springfield: 390 River Street -- the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month
  • Hartford: 49 School Street -- the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month

For more information on the Springfield or Hartford IDRP Program, contact HCRS at 802-886-4500 for additional class areas please visit the  VT department of health IDRP website.