Alternate Crisis Services

Alternate Crisis Services

Alternate Crisis Services (ACS) provides a comprehensive range of services and supports for mentally ill individuals that are designed to provide alternatives to emergency room care, acute inpatient hospitalization and institutional care, reduce homelessness, and prevent incarceration. These programs are essential to crisis intervention and stabilization, service integration and linkage to community-based programs, e.g. Full Service Partnerships (FSP) and Assertive Community Treatment Programs (ACT), housing alternatives and treatment for co-occurring substance abuse.

Average Daily Census of the Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) and Implementation of PES Relief Plan and Other Relief Measures July 2004 – January 2009 

ACS Programs:
Urgent Care Centers (UCC)/Crisis Resolution Services (CRS) 
Countywide Resource Management 
Residential and Bridging Services 
Supportive Residential Programs (Enriched Residential and IMD Step-Down). 
Crisis Residential Treatment Programs

ACS Resources
ASC-IMD Step Down Information
ASC-IMD Information 

ACS Contact
Countywide Resource Management
550 S. Vermont Ave 9th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 738-4775
Fax (213) 637-5892
Mental Health Clinical District Chief: Mary Marx, L.C.S.W.
Mental Health Clinical Program Head: Jacqueline Yu, L.C.S.W.

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