Children and Adolescent Crisis Services
A child/adolescent (up to the age of 18) must be diagnosed with Intellectual Disability or Developmental Disability to receive this service in the school, home, or community
To qualify for this service, individuals must demonstrate a clinical necessity arising from a condition due to an acute crisis of a psychiatric nature that puts the individual at risk of hospitalization.
Individual must meet at least two of the following criteria at the time of admission to the service:
1. Experiencing difficulty in maintaining normal relationships to such a degree they are at risk of hospitalization or homelessness or isolation from social supports.
2. Experiencing difficulty in activities of daily living (ADLs) such as maintaining personal hygiene, preparing food and maintaining adequate nutrition, or managing finances to such a degree that health or safety is jeopardized.
3. Exhibiting such inappropriate behavior that immediate interventions documented by mental health, social services, or the judicial system are or have been necessary.
4. Exhibiting difficulty in cognitive ability (e.g., the individual is unable to recognize personal danger or recognize significantly inappropriate social behavior).
Staunton/ Waynesboro/ Augusta Areas/Rockbridge:
Susan Campbell Echols: 434-856-2378
If IMMEDIATE Emergency, please call 911 or Valley CSB ES Dept. at 540-885-0866
REACH ON-CALL 24/7 Child & Adolescent Crisis Hotline: (888) 908-0486
Adult Crisis Services
Individuals ages 18 and above with documented evidence of: Intellectual or developmental disability and Mental health or behavioral needs
REACH Emphasizes the prevention of crises before they occur. This is done through early identification of individuals, development of crisis response plans, training, and technical assistance.
The underlying philosophy of REACH is that people enjoy the most enriched lives through collaborative community-based supports that deliver both person focused service and include a variety of ways to build natural supports.
24/7 Toll Free Number (855) 917-8278
Non-Crisis Referral Line (434) 962-9220