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Therapeutic Home 

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If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis, we can help. We offer several crisis services, including residential crisis care in our crisis therapeutic home.

What Is the Crisis Therapeutic Home?

Our Crisis Therapeutic Home (CTH) is a residential setting designed to provide crisis prevention and stabilization services around the clock. It is an alternative to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.

The CTH is for adults. If you are looking for residential crisis services for children or teenagers, see our BRIDGES Program.

WTCSB’s CTH provides individuals in crisis with a safe and home-like environment where they can receive immediate crisis services and supports while their condition stabilizes.

These short-term and highly intensive services are for adults who are:

  • Stepping down from hospitalization and need some time to transition back to their daily life
  • At risk of hospitalization
  • At risk of losing their placement due to difficult-to-manage behaviors
  • What Happens at the Crisis Therapeutic Home?

We use a multidisciplinary approach in our crisis therapeutic home to provide prompt and comprehensive care.

The CTH team may include:

  • A psychiatrist
  • A registered nurse
  • Licensed and licensed-eligible mental health professionals
  • Human services professionals

Treatment and support at the CTH may include:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Daily medication management
  • Nursing services
  • Peer recovery support services
  • Clinical services
  • Case management

What if I Only Need Residential Support for a Few Days?

While we don’t offer residential support for just a few days, we do offer the Crisis Receiving Center (CRT) for individuals with mental health conditions who need very short-term residential support. If you are experiencing a crisis but don’t need to be hospitalized, you can go to the CRC for up to 23 hours.

There, you’ll be able to take advantage of resources like beds and showers, get any medication you may need, and do a soft detox (i.e. if you drank too much, you can sober up there). However, we do not offer medical substance detox.

You Don’t Have To Do This Alone

Going back to your day-to-day life after a psychiatric hospitalization or other life event can be overwhelming. While an emergency psychiatric program can help in the immediate aftermath of a crisis, sometimes a little more support is needed.

A short-term stay at the crisis therapeutic home can give you the skills and resources you need to successfully transition back to your normal schedule – and get well again.

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