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NAMI to Offer Family to Family Course in Brattleboro

Posted: February 20th, 2020

Family-to-Family Class   March 19 – May 7  6:30-9:00 The National Alliance on Mental Illness Vermont (NAMI-VT) is once again offering its Family-to-Family Education Program in Brattleboro. This free 8-week course is structured to help families of individuals with a mental health condition understand and support their loved ones while maintaining their own well-being. The course is designed [...]

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Christine Bullard Wins Team Two Award

Posted: January 22nd, 2020

HCRS’ Police Social Work Liaison for the Vermont State Police Westminster Barracks, Christine Bullard, has won the 2019 Team Two Frank Silfies award. Congratulations to Christine on this significant achievement! Click the below link to read more. https://vtdigger.org/press_release/team-two-announces-2019-frank-silfies-award-winners/?utm_source=VTDigger+Subscribers+and+Donors&utm_campaign=8b0966729c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_22_02_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dc3c5486db-8b0966729c-405571177  

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HCRS January 2020 Newsletter

Posted: January 21st, 2020

Check out our latest community news and information in the link below https://conta.cc/37owDhU

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Rosie Nevins-Alderfer to Lead Windham County COSU

Posted: January 21st, 2020

HCRS has hired Rosie Nevins-Alderfer as the new Project Director for the Windham Consortium on Substance Use (COSU).  Rosie previously held the position of Director of Restorative Justice Programs at Youth Services where she worked from 2015 to 2018. Moving forward she will provide direction, coordination, and facilitation for COSU’s efforts. “What excites me most [...]

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HCRS Board Elects New Officers

Posted: January 2nd, 2020

Adam Pippin, Assistant Vice President of Commercial Lending at Claremont Savings Bank, has been elected Board President. Pippin has a strong financial background, having worked in banking for more than eight years. In addition to service on HCRS’ Board, Pippin is also a member of the RMA Professionals Committee, the Vermont Banking Association Committee, and [...]

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Police Social Work Program Highlighted in Valley News Article

Posted: December 10th, 2019

Hartford police train to de-escalate mental health crises By ANNA MERRIMAN Valley News Staff Writer Published: 12/9/2019 9:48:40 PM HARTFORD — In an attempt to respond to a growing number of mental health crisis calls, the Hartford Police Department has had all of its officers undergo training specifically for mental health-related emergencies, the department has [...]

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Mental Health Minute

Posted: December 6th, 2019

Click to read the Vermont Department of Mental Health’s latest news and updates

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Groundworks in Brattleboro to Build New Shelter

Posted: December 2nd, 2019

Groundworks Collaborative in Brattleboro announced plans to build a new shelter downtown, which would provide nighttime accommodations during the winter months. To read the full VT Digger article, click here.

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Our 2019 Annual Meeting a Great Success!

Posted: November 21st, 2019

HCRS held its annual meeting on November 6 at the Great Hall in Springfield. Attended by more than 125 board members, staff, clients, and community members, the event celebrated the agency’s accomplishments and impact on clients during its last fiscal year. One of the most significant accomplishments at the non-profit agency was the successful implementation [...]

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How to Talk About Suicide

Posted: September 17th, 2019

HOW TO TALK ABOUT SUICIDE: HAVING THE CONVERSATION By Kirk Postlewaite, Director of Communications & Development, Washington County Mental Health Suicide is not something that people want to talk about or even think about, but people do think about it and it does happen. Thus, we must begin to have more open dialogue about the [...]

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