Children's Crisis Outreach Response System (CCORS) and Intensive Stabilization Services (ISS) are programs within Family Services and Mental Health and are funded by the King County Counseling & Therapeutic Support Organization and the Department of Social and Health Services. The CCORS program offers short-term, community-based and family centered services with the goal of crisis stabilization, hospital diversion, and placements disruptions prevention.

Families in crisis can contact Crisis Connections to access immediate support and services from CCORS staff, 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
    • Hospitalization diversion or (if needed) hospital authorization for Medicaid eligible children
    • 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 Parent Partners
    • Parent skill building
    • Teaming with other professionals and advocating for families
    • Informal wraparound services
    • Crisis stabilization beds in therapeutic foster homes for up to 72 hours.
    • Psychiatric nurse practitioner

CCORS services are available to children and families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Call Crisis Connections 24/7 at 206.461.3222.