Social Service - Headrest
Headrest is completing 40 years of continuous services operating our 24-hour Hotline. This service started in 1971. The Hotline answered 9,392 calls this past year dealing with suicide, crisis, substance abuse as well as information on services related to food, shelter and assistance.
Headrest also answers the line for 10 Bricks during the winter months for its Homeless Outreach program. Headrest is also the main responder for New Hampshire and Vermont for two national suicide lines (1-800-273-8255) & (1-800-SUICIDE). A slight change for Vermont residents is that calls received by 211 (Vermont) during their working hours from the suicide lines are handled by 211, and we handle those calls for the hours when 211 is not open as well as weekends. Headrest also answers a line for the State of Vermont dealing with substance abuse issues. Headrest received approximately 327 calls this year from Town of Hartford residents. This number does not include those calling from cell phones.
Headrest also supplies substance abuse counseling to residents of Hartford on a sliding scale basis but does not refuse services due to their inability to pay.
The Hotline is generously supported by municipalities in the Upper Valley as well as donors from these towns including many from Hartford.
I would like to extend to the taxpayers of Hartford my thanks and appreciation for your past and future support. Headrest will do our very best to put your funds to good use serving those in crisis.
Michael J. Cryans, Executive Director (603-448-4872 ext. 110)
The Hartford Housing Authority | Windsor County Partners | Health Care & Rehabilitation of Southern Vermont | Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) | Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) | The Upper Valley Haven, Inc. | Women's Information Services (WISE) | The Vermont Center for Independent Living | Vermont Adult Learning | Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire, Inc. | The Family Place | Headrest | Bugbee Senior Center | Advance Transit