Crisis Services

Long-Running Crisis Intervention Hotline Closing At The End Of The Year

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - A longstanding over-the-phone crisis intervention hotline serving Kitsap, Callam and Jefferson counties will be shutting down at the end of the year. Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas, a 24-7 hotline run by Kitsap Mental Health Services, is closing at midnight on Dec. 31. The service will shift to a crisis call center based in Everett that's run by Volunteers of America. Founded in 1965, the region’s [...]

Long-Running Crisis Intervention Hotline Closing At The End Of The Year2019-11-06T15:43:34-08:00

One Year In, Kitsap Crisis Triage Center Shows Signs Of Success

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - Kitsap's Crisis Triage Center opened last August with ambitious goals: reduce emergency room cases, jail visits and in-patient hospitalizations stemming from behavioral health crises. A year into operations the crisis triage center is already proving its worth, according to officials with Kitsap Mental Health Services, which runs the county-owned facility. The center has served 448 people since last August, about one-third of whom are homeless. [...]

One Year In, Kitsap Crisis Triage Center Shows Signs Of Success2019-10-31T15:19:47-07:00

Kitsap’s Crisis Triage Center Serves 88 In First Two Months

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - Kitsap's Crisis Triage Center has admitted 88 people experiencing behavioral health crises since opening in mid-August, according to Kitsap Mental Health Services, which operates the county-owned facility. The Fuson Road center serves adults who don't meet the criteria for involuntary commitment but still need a safe place to de-escalate and get help. Kitsap Mental Health staff say the center has helped people grappling with severe [...]

Kitsap’s Crisis Triage Center Serves 88 In First Two Months2019-10-31T15:22:43-07:00

People Experiencing Behavioral Crisis Can Use Triage Center As Calming Space

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - Kitsap County's long-awaited Crisis Triage Center opened Thursday morning, after a two week delay. A grand opening celebration was held July 24 and the center was scheduled to begin admitting patients Aug. 1, but construction delays prevented the facility from receiving final approval from fire inspectors, according to Kitsap Mental Health Services, which will oversee the program. Kitsap Mental Health CEO Joe Roszak said the [...]

People Experiencing Behavioral Crisis Can Use Triage Center As Calming Space2019-10-31T15:23:19-07:00

Kitsap County Crisis Triage Center Set To Open August 1

Courtesy of Kitsap News Group - The new Kitsap County Crisis Triage Center will soon be open and will provide an alternative to incarceration and hospitalization. The center is set to open on Aug. 1, but the public was able to get a sneak-peek during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 24 led by Joe Roszak, the CEO of Kitsap Mental Health Services, which will operate the facility. It is located [...]

Kitsap County Crisis Triage Center Set To Open August 12019-10-31T15:23:55-07:00

Crisis Triage Center Set To Open

Courtesy of Kitsap News Group - Beginning 4:30 p.m. July 24, the public will be allowed to see the completed Kitsap County Crisis Triage Center, which is set to open its doors Aug. 1. The triage center is operated by Kitsap Mental Health Services and will offer five days of round-the-clock intensive support for up to 16 adults referred to the center for short-term crisis services. The facility provides diversion [...]

Crisis Triage Center Set To Open2019-10-31T15:25:07-07:00

Long Awaited Triage Center Creates a Calming Space for People in Crisis

Courtesy of Kitsap Sun - Sleep. Food. A hot shower. The immediate needs of someone facing a behavioral health crisis are often as simple as they are urgent. "We have to take care of these things before we can take care of anything else," said Sarah Folger with Kitsap Mental Health Services, who will supervise Kitsap County's new Crisis Triage Center in East Bremerton. Read Full Article> [...]

Long Awaited Triage Center Creates a Calming Space for People in Crisis2019-10-31T15:25:48-07:00
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