Program areas at HCRS
Hcrs' children, youth, and families program provides a comprehensive system of Care for youth experiencing emotional, behavioral, or substance use difficulties, as well as education and support for family members. Hcrs supports youth ages 0 to 18 (or up to age 21 if still in school) and their families through psychiatry, mental Health counseling, substance use counseling, case management, respite and case aid Services, school-based Services, behavioral consultation Services, summer therapeutic programs, crisis response and emergency respite Services, and a supported employment assistance program for youth in transition who have significant emotional disturbances.
The crt program provides comprehensive Services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. The program offers a wide range of options to help people remain integrated in their local communities while building strategies to live more independent and satisfying lives. Hcrs fosters a culture that helps individuals create and maintain stable lives by offering supports and Services based on each person's specific needs and choices. Additionally, hcrs provides high quality Services by recruiting and training compassionate, competent staff who utilize innovative, effective treatment practices in a positive and safe environment. Hcrs encourages employment and development of community relationships as integral to each person's process of recovery.
Hcrs offers comprehensive Services for adults who are experiencing mental Health and/or substance use difficulties. Adult Services include assessment, treatment including individual, group, couples, and family counseling, referral Services, and limited psychiatric Services. It is the philosophy of hcrs that people are resilient and therefore capable of overcoming difficult experiences and recovering from mental illness and substance abuse. We believe that there are many pathways to recovery and resiliency and encourage individuals seeking support from hcrs to also seek support from their communities. Hcrs embraces collaborations with other community agencies to ensure quality Services are being delivered and needs are being met. Hcrs is committed to building on the strengths of the individuals and families of whom we serve. The hcrs crisis team provides the highest possible level of emergency mental Health Care to people in windsor and windham counties. Specially trained mental Health professionals are available 24 hours a day for emergencies.
Developmental Services: hcrs' developmental Services program provides comprehensive supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. Developmental Services assists families and individuals in navigating their state and local service network. The ultimate goal in ds is preserving the family/community component of Care and ensuring that individuals have opportunities and freedom of choice in all aspects of their lives. Developmental Services provides homes for individuals as well as school, community, and employment supports. Hcrs' developmental Services are community based. Hcrs staff work with clients in the community to assist them in reaching their full potential and in becoming as independent as possible. Staff members regularly volunteer to support many community activities such as dances, dinners, and the local chapter of special olympics. Kindle farm: an independent alternative school for boys (grades 2-12), kindle farm provides a physically and emotionally safe school environment for students challenged by the traditional classroom setting. Using a combination of diverse activities, strong supervision, and guidance, kindle farm allows students to discard old patterns and habits, and discover and practice new ways to communicate, problem solve, and learn more effectively. Kindle farm school is located in newfane, Vermont and consists of a vegetable farm, sugar bush, and woodlot where students learn vocational skills that will serve them well in the future. Non-mental Health - other non-mental Health represents other community, social, and support Services provided under a fiscal agent arrangement with hcrs as well as other non - programmatic specific activities.