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“Amy” is an amazing young lady who came to HCRS in 2007; she had been placed in residential school due to her uncontrolled behavior issues and inconsistent home life and had a State appointed legal guardian. With the help of HCRS, Amy was placed in more stable home environment with a family that she had already established a relationship with during emergency respite care. With natural supports and the supports from HCRS; Amy has been able to establish a safe and more consistent relationship between herself and her biological family; she has been able to maintain gainful employment; and just last year was legally appointed to be her own guardian. Amy started working part-time at a grocery store and a department store. In 2010, Amy successfully completed a 3 month internship as a front desk clerk. This internship opportunity really helped build Amy’s vocational skills and professional self esteem. Since this internship, Amy has flourished at work and socially.

Kindle Farm

Kindle FarmKindle Farm is a non-profit, independent school in Newfane, Vermont providing an educational program for at-risk boys in grades 3 through 12. Kindle Farm provides a unique combination of academics, recreational activities, and vocational training to ensure a holistic approach to working with students.

The mission of Kindle Farm is to provide a physically and emotionally safe school environment, using a combination of diverse activities and solid supervision and guidance, so students can discard old patterns and habits and discover and practice new ways to communicate, problem-solve, and learn more effectively.

HCRS partnered with Kindle Farm in 2010 to create multi-faceted and well-coordinated programming for those who need it and will benefit from it the most. Kindle Farm’s expertise has been working with students with emotional and behavioral struggles; our partnership allows Kindle Farm to deliver clinical services and provide improved comprehensive wrap-around supports for boys who are not successful in a traditional classroom model

For more information on this alternative school, please click here.