Central Star Behavioral Health just opened a new Crisis Residential Treatment Program (CRTP) in Sylmar, California. The 24/7 program is an alternative to urgent care or hospitalization and is geared toward adults dealing with mental health challenges or a recent crisis who need intensive treatment. Individuals will be given supportive services to remain stable and successfully transition back to community living.
The 16-bed center for adults ages 18 and older is located on the Olive View UCLA Medical Center campus. It offers support for basic living and compassionate treatment from counselors specialized in evidence-based therapies and case management, in addition to assistance locating permanent housing.
Recently, community members from across Los Angeles County gathered to learn more about the CRTP. Turnout for the opening drew many mental health professionals, county representatives, law enforcement, and stakeholders.
Joel Nagler, Assistant Administrator at the Olive View UCLA CRTP says , “CRTPs placed at the Olive View Campus represents breaking through the stigma and offering treatment that individuals deserve and so desperately require. I look forward to our continued collaboration to educate the community and inform them of the valuable service that we will be providing.”