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April’s Sobering Statistics – HCRS Addresses Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted: April 18th, 2024

As we enter National Alcohol Awareness Month this April, HCRS acknowledges the critical need to address the pervasive issue of alcohol misuse and addiction, both nationally and within our local community. The statistics are stark: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), excessive alcohol use claims over 95,000 lives in the United [...]

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HCRS Services Will Be Provided Remotely on April 4

Posted: April 3rd, 2024

Due to the upcoming snow storm, our offices will be closed on Thursday, April 4. However, services will continue to be provided remotely through telehealth. Please contact your provider with any questions. If you are experiencing an emotional, mental health, or substance use crisis, please contact our Crisis Line at 1-800-622-4235.

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The Integration of Peer Support Principles in Community Mental Health Policy and Practice: Toward Epistemic Humility by Taryn Heon

Posted: March 15th, 2024 “It is well-known that the mental health system has its fractures and inadequacies. This was true before COVID-19 and grew markedly when the virus took over and drained already-exhausted health care organizations. To resolve some of these decades-long disruptions and to attend to health care disparities, progressive mental health agencies have been pushing for [...]

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HCRS Leads Statewide Mobile Crisis Response

Posted: February 29th, 2024

HCRS implemented a new community-based mobile crisis program, on January 1, for mental health and substance use emergencies across the State. At the core of the program is a 2-person, in-person response available around the clock, eliminating the need for people in mental health emergencies to visit local Emergency Rooms and providing them with a direct [...]

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Take Part in a Focus Group – Receive $50

Posted: January 8th, 2024

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A Message of Gratitude for Thanksgiving

Posted: November 22nd, 2023


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COA Application – Community Mobile Crisis Services

Posted: October 16th, 2023

HCRS has submitted a Certificate of Approval (COA) application to the Vermont Department of Mental Health (DMH) for Community Mobile Crisis Services. The COA was posted for public comment on DMH’s website on October 10, 2023 and will be posted for 20 days. View our application at An online public hearing will be held [...]

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Warren Sergeant Promoted to CIO

Posted: July 20th, 2023

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Warren Sergeant to Chief Information Officer. Warren joined HCRS over 21 years ago as a Systems Analyst. He was promoted to Information Technology Manager in 2004, and then to Director of I.T. in 2014, joining the agency’s senior leadership team. He has oversight responsibilities for all of [...]

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Find the Latest Updates on VT Flooding Here

Posted: July 11th, 2023

For the latest updates on the flooding situation, check out the following resources: Vermont Emergency Management Facebook: VEM Twitter: @vemvt 511 road closures on Twitter: @511VT 511 on the web: NWS Burlington social media: or   Vermont Alert delivers up to the minute weather and other warnings to your phone or [...]

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Shelters Available for Flooding

Posted: July 10th, 2023

If you or someone you know needs to leave their home due to flooding, a list of shelters has been provided by the Agency of Human Services below: Ascutney Martin Memorial Hall, 5259 Route 5 Barton Municipal Building, 120 Hebert Road Barton Bethel Town Hall, 134 So. Main Bridgewater Grange Hall, Route 100 A Cavendish Baptist [...]

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