By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley) – The County Board of Supervisors awarded contracts to construct two Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU) in San Bernardino and Fontana and two Crisis Residential Treatment (CRT) facilities in Fontana and Joshua Tree.
Crisis Stabilization Units will offer voluntary psychiatric urgent care services, for adults and adolescents experiencing a mental health crisis, in a positive, safe, quiet, and calm home-like environment where staff will seek to stabilize an individual’s symptoms and take the steps necessary to prepare the individual for their recovery. Services will include crisis assessment, intervention, and on-site stabilization as appropriate, medication evaluation and management, referral and linkage to services, family support/education, and transportation.
“The goal of the County is to increase access to community-based behavioral health crisis services, reduce hospitalization, incarceration, and alleviate the burden on hospital and law enforcement resources,” says San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales. “Crisis Stabilization Units provide the right level of care at the right time, place, and with the right professionals.”
CSU Project located at Windsor Drive in San Bernardino, will be an 11,100 square foot, 20-bed (16 adult and four adolescent) facility.
CSU Project located at Merrill Avenue in Fontana, will be an 11,100 square foot, 20-bed (16 adult and four adolescent) facility.
The Crisis Residential Treatment facilities will provide a positive, short-term, community-based treatment option with recovery based services and interventions in a home-like setting for stays up to 30-90 days. CRTs will be staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week and will specialize in providing voluntary crisis intervention for adults age 18 and older diagnosed with mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders. Services will include, but not limited to, supervision, assessment, admission, case management, treatment plan development, collateral services, crisis intervention, medication support, individual and group therapy services, and assistance with finding stabilized permanent housing.
CRT Project, located at Bernardino Avenue in Fontana, will be a 10,944 square foot, 16-bed facility.
CRT Project located on Palms Highway, between Torres Avenue and Sunny Vista Road in Joshua Tree, will be a 10,944 square foot, 16-bed facility.
“The new facilities will provide for the mental health and social service needs of residents throughout the County and fulfill the Countywide Vision wellness element by strengthening the continuum of care,” concludes Gonzales.