About Health Care and Rehabilitation Services

HCRS serves the mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability needs of individuals and families across Windsor and Windham Counties. Founded in 1967, the agency serves over 4,000 individuals every year, offering innovative programming within our offices as well as out in the community. Numerous staff are co-located within schools, physical health care, and other organizations to provide ease of access to services. Our professional trained staff also work with families within their homes to provide essential supports.

Services Offered

Mental health, substance abuse, developmental disability, employment, housing, residential programs, physical wellness, 24/7 crisis services, independent alternative boys school (Kindle Farm School)

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services

390 River Street, Springfield, VT 05156


(802) 886-4500

[email protected]


390 River Street, Springfield, VT 05156


  • Take I-91 South to exit 7 for Springfield.
  • Bear right off the exit onto Route 11 West.
  • Continue on Route 11 into downtown Springfield.
  • Go straight through 4-way intersection.
  • At next intersection (Springfield Plaza will be on your left), continue straight onto Route 106/River Street.
  • Continue 1.7 miles.
  • Facility is on the left.

Outcomes & Innovations

Police Social Work Program which co-locates a staff person within local police departments so that they can respond with police to calls that involve mental health or substance use issues.

Employment Services – Successful employment program for clients with 83% of DS employment services clients obtaining jobs.

Client Satisfaction – In our most recent client satisfaction survey (for services in 2017), 97% of respondents reported that HCRS services have made a difference in their life.

Great River Terrace Project – HCRS is collaborating with Windham & Windsor Housing Trust and GroundWorks on this 22 unit facility in Brattleboro for the homeless or those at risk of homelessness. This innovative supportive housing project combines affordable housing with social services.


Community partnerships

  • HCRS, in collaboration with Northeast Family Institute (NFI), opened the Hospital Diversion Program in Brattleboro in 2018. This program was opened specifically in response to a need for increased access to crisis respite beds for youth. This program is open to all youth (ages 13-18) in the State of Vermont, with priority given to local youth.
  • HCRS is collaborating with Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) on a SAMHSA grant which supports the establishment of seamless, bi-directional care of children, youth, and families who access either organization for their medical and/or behavioral health care.
  • HCRS collaborates with the Criminal Justice program in Windsor County to provide the Sparrow Project and the DUI Treatment Docket for individuals who have been charged with multiple DUI’s.
  • HCRS collaborates with 9 school districts across Windsor and Windham counties to provide co-located school based staff within local schools to support students.
  • HCRS collaborates with DCF and Vocational Rehabilitation to provide programs such as Intensive Family Based Services and the Jump on Board for Success (JOBS) programs.