Call 911 for police assistance if the situation is life threatening or if it looks like someone may get hurt. If there is no immediate physical danger, we provide confidential help for any mental health, substance use or emotional crisis, 24/7/365.
Call 719-589-3671 and our 24 hour emergency services staff will help you get the help you need.
You can also call: 1-844-493-TALK (8255)
If a community member needs some additional time or services in order to feel more stable SLVBHG has additional supportive programming that includes:
- Crisis Living Room: A safe, calm house where community members receive immediate support and treatment to focus on recovery.
- Respite Beds (in progress): SLVBHG is developing safe overnight support to the community member while allowing them to stay in their community close to natural supports and personally known resources.
- Inpatient care: If it is determined that a community member is in a serious enough crisis to need psychiatric inpatient care, the SLVBHG team will assist the client in finding appropriate placement. This could be in a psychiatric hospital or Alternative Treatment Unit (ATU).
See About our Services under Programs and Services.
YES! Treatment works!
- The best treatments for serious mental illnesses today are highly effective. Between 70 and 90 percent of individuals have a significant reduction of symptoms and improved quality of life with a combination of medicine and psychosocial treatment and supports.
- For children and adolescents, research shows improved functioning and school performance, improved quality of life, and reduction in violence and self-destructive behaviors.
- Treatment also decreases recidivism rates for adults and juveniles previously incarcerated in correctional facilities.
You can call one of our advocates: Adam Vasquez 587-6944 or Clarissa Woodworth 587-6967 and let us know about your complaint and we can offer support to get the issues resolved. You can also read more on the complaint process -See Client Complaints under Client Services.
Behavioral Health case managers often help their clients work on housing issues. Some behavioral health agencies have specialized housing available for their clients who may find it useful for a time to live in a place where support is more available.
All agencies offer language translation services, including services for deaf and hard of hearing clients. Translation services are available upon request at no charge to you. If you need an interpreter, please let us know.
Respect for cultural differences is a value of SLV Behavioral Health Group. Our community behavioral health center has staff who speak Spanish. We seek help from cultural experts in order to better understand your culture and provide services that are culturally appropriate. If you have questions specific to your culture, call 719-589-3671 and we can discuss how to best meet your needs.