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Youth Crisis Respite Center Opens

The Scheib Center created the first Youth Crisis Respite Center in central Texas. After months of renovation the center opened in March, 2015. This new center allows Hill Country Community MHDD Centers to expand mental health services in Hays County to include youth crisis services, only the 2nd facility of its type in the state. The center provides short term, enhanced, and readily accessible services for teenagers who experience a behavioral health crisis.

Crisis Respite services are designed to reduce the need for more intensive services such as psychiatric hospitalization, use of the emergency room for non-medical emergency care, and use of juvenile detention when inappropriate.

These services are also designed to address crisis prevention when youth and families are at risk for crisis situations. Situations can escalate to a point where families need a break from each other. The Youth Crisis Respite Center provides a safe, short term home like environment for teenagers.

While staying at the center, teenagers are provided supervision, structure and guidance. Structured activities, attention to academics, and development of life skills, social skills and coping skills are provided.

Access to the Youth Crisis Respite Services is through a referral process. This referral process can be initiated by calling the crisis hotline at (877) 466-0660 and asking for crisis respite services.

At the Scheib facilities, Hill Country MHDD Centers provides mental health and developmental disability services in the Texas Hill Country area. The Adolescent Crisis Respite Program will be available to adolescents throughout 19 counties, which includes Hays County.

Scheib wishes to thank our private donors, the City of San Marcos, and Hill Country MHDD for their tremendous support in making this center a reality.


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