The Crisis Intervention Program provides immediate assessment, intervention, management, and treatment to individuals experiencing psychological and or emotional distress as the result of a crisis situation. The goal is to reduce psychiatric hospitalizations and restore individuals to an adequate level of functioning after they experience an acute episode of distress over real life issues. Crisis intervention is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. Services include screening, assessment, referral and linkage, brief counseling, and consultation.
In response to the continued need for assistance, IMHC submitted an application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for an Immediate Services Program grant. IMHC was awarded the grant to provide services on a face-to-face basis for those most affected by the flood in Iroquois and Livingston Counties. The grant allowed for funding of six (6) persons to contact residents with materials and wellness checks. The end result was contact made to 1,287 households.