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HCRS Annual Meeting Highlights Clients & Staff

Posted: November 29th, 2018

HCRS held its annual meeting on November 7 at the Great Hall in Springfield. Attended by approximately 120 board members, staff, clients, and community members, the event highlighted the outcomes of the non-profit agency’s work during the past year. Three guest speakers, all of whom have received services through HCRS, eloquently spoke of their challenges [...]

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Posted: November 5th, 2018

HCRS is pleased to announce that the successful Windsor County DUI Treatment Docket court program has expanded to become the Southeast Regional DUI Treatment Docket by virtue of the program’s capacity to now serve Orange and Windham Counties. A five-year, $1.9 million grant received by the Vermont Judiciary from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health [...]

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Federal Grant to Focus on Opioid Crisis in Windham County

Posted: October 19th, 2018

As part of the Windham County Consortium on Substance Use, HCRS has been awarded more than $190,000 through a federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This essential funding will allow the consortium to develop a plan to help address the opioid crisis in Windham County. HCRS will act as the fiscal [...]

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HCRS Children’s Standing Committee to Host Bullying Discussion

Posted: October 2nd, 2018

On Wednesday, October 24, from 5:00-7:00 pm join us at our Springfield headquarters for a conversation on bullying. We will be joined by the Springfield School System, Springfield Police Department, and VT Federation of Families.

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HCRS to Host 5K Run & Walk on September 8

Posted: July 27th, 2018

Join us at our 2nd Annual 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, September 8, in Hartford, Vermont. This family-friendly event will provide free t-shirts to all participants who register by 8/24/18. Registration is just $20 per person, with a reduced rate of $10 for kids 12 and under. Register here: www.lightboxreg.com/hcrs-2nd-annual-5k-run-walk

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HCRS Golf Tournament Raises Over $21,500

Posted: July 27th, 2018

HCRS hosted its 11th annual Golf Tournament fundraiser at the beautiful Woodstock Country Club on June 15. A field of 89 players participated in the tournament, raising more than $21,500 for HCRS’ youth vocational program. The first place team award went to Dr. Rick Marasa, Rich Lane, Tim Kangas, and Steve Birge. Second place went [...]

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Legislature Recognizes HCRS’ 50th Anniversary

Posted: May 25th, 2018

HCRS was recognized by the Vermont House of Representatives for our 50th anniversary celebrated in 2017. In a concurrent resolution signed by the Senate and House of Representatives on May 3, HCRS was recognized for many highlights of our history including the opening of the Beekman House residential program in 1979, beginning to offer employment [...]

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Supporting the Mental Health of Children & Youth

Posted: May 22nd, 2018

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we take a look back at the history of children’s mental health as well as provide helpful information to support the mental health of children and youth. It wasn’t too long ago that anyone who suffered with a mental health diagnosis was viewed as weak or as somehow [...]

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HCRS Trains Law Enforcement and Crisis Workers

Posted: May 15th, 2018

HCRS held a Team Two Training at the Hartford Police Department on April 27, 2018 for 25 first responders. Team Two is a training program designed to help ensure that first responders to a mental health emergency are as prepared as possible. Police officers and mental health workers from Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Vermont State [...]

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HCRS Recognized with House of Representatives Resolution

Posted: May 7th, 2018

On May 3, the Vermont House of Representatives unanimously approved a resolution brought forward by Representative Valerie Stuart, congratulating HCRS on our 50th anniversary. Our CEO, George Karabakakis, Ph.D., attended the ceremony on behalf of the agency. Below is the full resolution.

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