COVID-19 Update


HCRS Is Here For You

Posted: March 25th, 2020

HCRS is open and here to support you. Similar to law enforcement and hospitals, our services are considered “essential” – and in this time of heightened anxiety, perhaps even more essential than ever. In order to continue supporting our communities during this public health crisis as well as reducing the risk of spreading the virus, [...]

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HCRS Welcomes New DS Director

Posted: March 20th, 2020

HCRS announced today that it has hired Jessica Stehle as the new Director of its Developmental Services Division. Jessica joins us with over 14 years of experience in the field of developmental services. Most recently, she held the role of Pre-employment Program Coordinator for the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. Stehle earned her [...]

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HCRS to Host 9 Wellness Activities

Posted: March 5th, 2020

HCRS will be hosting nine free wellness activities as part of Springfield’s 3rd Annual Wellness Week. On Monday, March 23, from 2:00-3:00 pm, HCRS Peer Support Manager Malaika Puffer will be facilitating a discussion titled, “Harm Reduction Approach to Psych Drugs.” Join Puffer for this discussion on how to make informed changes to start, stay [...]

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HCRS to Host 3rd Annual Art Show

Posted: February 21st, 2020

HCRS will be hosting a multidisciplinary art show at the River Garden (Strolling of the Heifers) in Brattleboro, Vermont, during the month of March. The artwork that will be displayed comes from a vast array of talented artists, both classically trained and outsiders alike, who are part of the HCRS community. The show is expected [...]

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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.  

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HCRS January 2020 Newsletter

Posted: January 21st, 2020

Check out our latest community news and information in the link below

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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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