What is Crisis Response?
Crisis Response is an ever evolving service for adult Dane County residents with developmental disabilities. Crisis response services are designed to prevent or shorten inappropriate stays in more restrictive settings. Crisis Response services are coordinated through Community TIES.
What services does Crisis Response provide?
Crisis Response provides a variety of time-limited supports:
- Crisis service coordination through Community TIES (especially if a situation involves contact with the criminal justice or the mental health service system)
- Short-term behavioral consultation and program recommendations through TIES
- Facilitated access to home and workplace modifications
- Additional staffing in an individual’s home or work place
- Access to an emergency psychiatric consultation through the Mental Health Center of Dane County
- Short-term case management services through the United Cerebral Palsy Adult Services Assessment and Planning Program (ASAP)
- Follow-up consultation through Community TIES
If these services are insufficient to support an individual in his or her typical environment, the use of alternate housing, i.e. a stay at the Safe House might be considered. Additional staff support may be provided through Crisis Response. The length of stay at the Safe House is generally limited to one week.