Families, youth, and homeless young adults that are experiencing a behavioral health crisis can call Crisis Connections 24/7 at 206.461.3222 to access immediate support and services, including the following:
- Mobile Outreach - urgent response (within 2 hours) during the moment of crisis to:
- Work with clients, professionals, family members and natural supports
- Provide safety and risk assessments
- De-escalate and debrief crises
- Provide collaborative crisis prevention planning
- Identify priority needs to stabilize the family/young person
- Hospitalization diversion or (if needed) hospital authorization for Medicaid eligible youth/young adults
- Link to long-term mental health services, connection to natural supports and referrals to other community resources
- Short-term (up to 8 weeks) intensive community-based support, including:
- Brief therapeutic interventions
- Peer support and mentoring through the use of multi-dimensional teams including Parent Partners, Behavior Specialists and Family Advocates (CCORS) and Clinical/Case Management coordination and intensive outpatient support for the homeless YA community (CORS-YA)
- Parent skill building
- Teaming with other professionals and advocating for youth, families and homeless young adults
- Informal wraparound services
- Crisis stabilization beds in therapeutic foster homes (youth) and transitional living home respite beds (young adults) for up to 72 hours.
- Psychiatric nurse practitioner
CCORS and CORS-YA services are available to children, families and homeless young adults 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call Crisis Connections 24/7 at 206.461.3222.
Children's Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS), Intensive Stabilization Services (ISS), and Crisis Outreach Response for Homeless Young Adults (CORS-YA) are programs within Family Services and Behavioral Health and are funded by the King County Counseling & Therapeutic Support Organization and the Department of Social and Health Services. The CCORS and CORS-YA programs offer short-term, community-based and family/individual centered services with the goal of crisis stabilization, hospital diversion, and placements disruptions prevention.