Children's Mobile Crisis Services

< Back to Behavioral Health Home Page

Children's Mobile Crisis Services was developed as part of the Children's System of Care Initiative to stabilize youth in their current living arrangement and prevent unnecessary movement from one arrangement to another. The services are provided in the current living arrangement and are time limited (72 hours during the crisis phase and up to 8 weeks for the referral phase).

Our services are available for:


Children in residential treatment centers, group homes, community psychiatric residences, and therapeutic foster care


Children under DYFS supervision living with relatives or living in pre-adoptive or permanent custody arrangements with foster parents

Children hospitalized within the past year and living with their parents


Future target populations will include:

Children under DYFS supervision in foster care

Children in the Juvenile Justice System

Children with emotional or behavioral disturbances living in the community


Services Provided:

In-home crisis counseling

Crisis stabilization

Psychiatric assessment

Referral, advocacy, and linkage to community services

About Our Staff

The treatment team consists of master and bachelor level clinicians who are specially trained to manage the complexities of a family crisis. Recruitment of seasoned professionals with a minimum of 5 years experience in the field of child care ensures that our clients receive the best care possible at the critical point of contact. Staff training and supervision is ongoing to insure continuous quality improvement.

Service Area
All the towns in Union County:
Berkley Heights, New Providence, Summit, Mountainside, Springfield, Fanwood, Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Garwood, Clark, Rahway, Cranford, Kenilworth, Union, Hillside, Roselle Park, Roselle, Winfield, Linden and Elizabeth.

To Contact Us
All referrals must be made through the CSA 800 number
(877-NJCSOCI/652-7624). They will then make a referral to the Children's Mobile Crisis Program.



Email Us

225 Williamson St., Elizabeth, NJ 07202  908-994-5000

 Site Index


Home   About Us   Contact Us   Find Us   Centers of Excellence   Departments & Services   News & Info