Access Crisis Support
The Access Program provides services for children and adolescents 0-22 years old who are experiencing mental health crisis.
The primary purpose of the Access program is to ensure that consumers coming into contact with our Emergency Services are immediately connected to mental health providers both in our agency and with outside provider’s so that treatment for the child/adolescent in crisis can be quickly started. A primary goal for this program working with the family is to keep children out of states custody. This program also works closely with Emergency Services to help coordinate emergency screenings, referral and placement in hospital settings, and mental health after care services.
Some children and youth in crisis need to be out of their home for a break, Emergency Services can determine if this level of care is need during the crisis. After this placement occurs with agreement from the parents and child or youth, our Access Case Manager will provide emergent case management, which helps families with reunification, safety planning, assessment, and coordinating other needed mental health services. This program can work closely with our local DCF community partner to aide in supporting families to obtain support services to aide with reunification goals and keep kids in their homes.