Mobile Crisis Respite

The immediate goal of the mobile crisis respite program is to offer crisis management and short-term respite care for individuals who’s social, emotional or behavioral issues place them at risk of hospitalization or out-of-home placement.

Sometimes staff and family will determine that everyone just needs a break to de-stress and clear their thoughts. The short term day respite program is intended to provide a safe and friendly environment where individuals and their families can work to develop healthy coping skills while stabilizing family dynamics.

This program gives children the opportunity to go into the community and develop and refine age appropriate skills while participating in activities that interest them.

Crisis counselors work with children and families to develop safety and treatment plans aimed at building healthy coping and problem solving skills in an effort to reduce unnecessary emergency department visits or hospital admissions.


  • Improve child’s mental health by empowering him or her to use age appropriate skills to express themselves
  • Teach child to utilize his/her safety plan when needed
  • De-escalate crisis situations and stabilize family dynamics
  • One-on-one and group therapeutic recreation focusing on such areas as esteem building, social skills and problem solving as needed per child’s treatment plan
  • To supply short term day respite for eligible children


  • Provide a safe and friendly environment
  • Treat families with respect
  • Help develop healthy coping skills
  • Prevent unnecessary emergency department visits or hospital admissions
  • Give families and children the opportunity to develop the skills they need to empower themselves


Is my child eligible?

Children and youth between the ages of 5 and 18, residing in Fulton County are eligible for respite services.

The child needs to be at risk of Emergency Department visit or hospital admission.

How does the referral process work?

Referrals are completed by a Mobile Crisis Therapist, CCSI or Family Counseling Center clinic staff.

Once a referral has been submitted, the family will be contacted to begin services.