A free mental health hotline and mobile crisis intervention specializing in helping children is now available to all Sullivan County parents and guardians.
The hotline number is 845-701-3777
The Children’s Mobile Crisis Intervention service is free and operates nights, weekends and holidays providing immediate assistance to families when a child is experiencing a behavioral or emotional crisis. A clinician is available to provide guidance and support by phone or in the home.
Here’s how it works: A certified Social Worker is available by phone to provide guidance and support. If more assistance is needed, the Social Worker will travel to the home and provide a one-on-one intervention. When possible, the Social Worker arrives quickly and quietly as to not cause a disturbance. The program is hosted by The Arc Sullivan-Orange Counties.
To be eligible, the child must be:
- Under the age of 18
- Residing in Sullivan County with a parent or guardian
- Experiencing an emotional or behavioral crisis
In addition to the immediate intervention, families receive follow up support and recommendations or referrals for local services or treatment in Sullivan County.
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 5 p.m. – 7 a.m. Tuesday
- Tuesday: 5 p.m. – 7 a.m. Wednesday
- Wednesday: 5 p.m. – 7 a.m. Thursday
- Thursday: 5 p.m. – 7 a.m. Friday
- Friday – Sunday: Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, service is available continuously throughout the weekend until 7 a.m. Monday.
- Holidays: 24 hours
To learn more about the program, call Jim Capadora at 845-796-1350 ext. 6105.