Construction Update: Beginning July 1, 2018, the Central Office will resume use of our main entrance at 18 N. Forge Street.

Crisis Intervention

Crisis Intervention

Mental health crisis intervention services are provided by a team CG&FS mental health professionals comprised of therapists, psychiatrists, and psychologists who intervene in situations where an individual's mental or emotional condition results in behavior which constitutes an imminent danger to him or herself or to another.

Psychiatric emergency rooms and mental health facilities can provide crisis services to people in crisis who can travel or get help with transportation to a facility.

We offer a mental health crisis line 24/7/365 for our clients so that no matter what or when a mental health crisis arises you will always have somewhere to turn when you need it. Call 330-762-0591 and you will be connected with a CG&FS staff member or directed to an appropriate crisis center.

The Crisis Text Line serves all ages. An individual may text the keyword "4HOPE" to 741741 and expect a reply from a trained Crisis Counselor within five minutes. The message is confidential, anonymous and secure.

Respite Program

The CG&FS Respite Program was developed to support severely emotionally disturbed children in the community so that out-of-home placement can be avoided. In the majority of cases where the Respite Program is used, the need for hospitalization and residential placement is totally avoided.

Respite provides a break for CG&FS clients ages 6-17 and their families, with the goal of reuniting them once their difficulties become manageable. Children stay at the respite home for one to three days. During this stay, they continue to attend their school and activities and can call home daily.

The Respite homes are provided through a contract with Shelter Care, Inc., a private, non-profit social service agency, and are used only by CG&FS clients. The homes are licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and are supervised by a qualified mental health professional. Each home is staffed by a married couple who have received extensive training. Shelter Care's therapists provide additional on-site supervision.