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Disability Awareness Day

Posted: February 9th, 2018

Disability Awareness Day February 28, 2018 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Vermont’s Disability Awareness Day will be held at the Statehouse in Montpelier on February 28. Held from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, this day-long event is a great opportunity for clients to share their personal stories with legislators. Advocacy workshops will be held during [...]

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New HCRS Children’s Division Director

Posted: February 8th, 2018

We are pleased to announce that we have hired Jennifer A. Smith as the new Director of our Children, Youth, & Families Division. Jennifer brings extensive experience in community-based youth programs, both in Vermont and Massachusetts, our non-profit agency. Having provided clinical and administrative oversight to many non-profits serving children and adolescents over the last [...]

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HCRS Implements Changes to Improve Access to Services

Posted: January 30th, 2018

HCRS announced today that it has instituted a new, faster process for new clients to access services. As part of the Agency’s quality improvement efforts, which includes feedback from clients and community members, HCRS has instituted Centralized Access Navigation for all its sites and programs. Centralized Access Navigation is a model used in many community [...]

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Open House for Southern VT Hospital Diversion Program

Posted: January 18th, 2018

An open house of the Southern Vermont Hospital Diversion Program, a collaboration between NFI and HCRS, will be held on Monday, January 29, from 1:00-3:00 pm. All are welcome.

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HCRS and NFI Team Up to Help Youth in Crisis

Posted: January 18th, 2018

Jill (her name is changed to protect her identity) is a fourteen year old with curly brown hair, blue eyes, and finely detailed tattoos on her arms and neck. She sits on a gurney at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital emergency room and talks with Becky, a clinician at HCRS who is also an on-call mental [...]

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HCRS Announces Two New Board Members

Posted: January 9th, 2018

HCRS has elected Jeff Acker and Phillip Kasten to its Board of Directors. Originally from Connecticut, Jeff Acker moved to the Upper Valley to attend Dartmouth College in 1984. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Education in 1988, Acker pursued numerous entrepreneurial ventures in real estate, property management, and construction. Currently [...]

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HCRS and SMCS Receive SAMHSA Grant Funding

Posted: December 6th, 2017

HCRS and Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) are two of four recipients in the State of Vermont to receive funds as part of the Vermont Family Centered Healthcare Home Project (VFCHP). The Vermont Department of Mental Health was awarded $9.9 million through a federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) [...]

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HCRS Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Annual Meeting

Posted: November 30th, 2017

HCRS held its 2017 annual meeting on Wednesday, November 8, at the Great Hall in Springfield. Over 150 board members, staff, clients, legislators, and community members attended the event where successes of the Agency during the past year were highlighted. Three individuals who receive services through HCRS bravely spoke of their experiences and the difference [...]

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HCRS Hosts November Art Exhibit

Posted: November 14th, 2017

HCRS is hosting a month-long art exhibition at The Robert H. Gibson River Garden in Brattleboro, Vermont. This event is being held in honor of the agency’s 50th anniversary in order to honor half a century of creating meaning, inspiration, and empowerment in the community. The art show encompasses a wide range of two-dimensional artwork. [...]

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HCRS to Host Me2/Orchestra Concert

Posted: September 29th, 2017

HCRS will be hosting a community concert with the Me2/Orchestra on Saturday, October 21, at The Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro. This event is being held in honor of our 50th anniversary with the goal of promoting community awareness and destigmatizing mental health disorders and treatment. Over 115,000 Vermonters are estimated to have experienced a mental [...]

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