Dakota County Community Services Division
Children's Mental Health Crisis Response Services (CRS)
Dakota County Western Service Center
14955 Galaxie Ave, Apple Valley, MN, 55124-4519
Distance: 954 Miles
Crisis Response provides mental health crisis outreach to children and youth to help stabilize and end the crisis. Crisis support is provided by licensed mental health professionals. Crisis Response is available 24 hours a day, 7 days every week.
Crisis Response may include:
* Figuring out what is wrong and get help, in person or by phone and how to stabilize the situation
* Crisis support may include a professional going to the home, school, work, or wherever the child needs help to calm down in the crisis
* Evaluation of risk of harm to the child or others
* Making a plan to manage the current crisis and reduce future crises
* Short term care to help find long-term support
* Help for hospitals, schools, and police to work with children and youth in crisis
- Free / no cost to eligible clients
- Medicaid (Medical Assistance)
- Private health insurance
- 24 hours a day
- Children and/or youth with disabilities
Children and youth (up to age 18)
Young people can call for help. Parents or teachers can also call for help for a young person.
If you are in a different county, the state list of crisis phone numbers is available online.
Contact the Crisis Line at: (952) 891-7171
Crisis Response is covered by most health insurance plans (including state health care programs like Medical Assistance (MA) and MinnesotaCare).
You can also get free help if you don't have insurance.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
- Dakota County Northern Service Center 1 Mendota Rd W, West St. Paul, MN, 55118-4774
Other Services or resources
- Child and Teen Checkups
- Child Foster Care (CFC) Licensing
- Child Protective Services (CPS)
- Child Support Services (CSS)
- County Programs for Families
- Mental Health Crisis Response Services - Adult
- Public Health Clinic
- Social Security Advocacy Program
- SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR)
- WIC - Supplemental Nutrition Program
Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.
RP-1500.1400-500Mental Health Crisis Lines Definition
Programs that provide immediate assistance for people experiencing a mental health crisis such as a psychotic episode with the objective of defusing the crisis, often working closely with mobile crisis teams on standby, and helping the person develop a plan to link with resources for ongoing assistance, if required. A mental health crisis is a non-life threatening situation in which an individual exhibits extreme emotional disturbance or behavioral distress, is considering harm to him or herself or others, is disoriented or out of touch with reality, has a compromised ability to function, or is otherwise agitated and unable to be calmed. Other common indicators include feelings of intense sadness or depression, sleeping or eating problems, anxiety, severe distress, grief, anger or aggression, scattered, unfocused thinking, self-doubt, loss of motivation, lack of patience or irritability and paranoia. The service is generally available via telephone, email, chat and/or text.
RP-1500.1400-800Suicide Prevention Hotlines Definition
Programs that provide immediate assistance for individuals who are having suicidal feelings with the objective of helping them explore alternatives to self-harm or self-destruction. Suicide prevention workers establish and maintain contact with the individual while identifying and clarifying the focal problem, evaluate the suicidal potential, assess the individual's strengths and resources, and mobilize available resources including paramedic or police intervention and emergency psychiatric care as needed. These programs can also help individuals who are worried about the potentially suicidal behavior of another with the objective of helping them identify warning signs and provide options on seeking further help. Hotline staff are generally available via telephone, email, chat and/or text.
RP-1500.3300In Person Crisis Intervention Definition
Programs that provide an opportunity for people who are emotionally distressed and/or for their significant others to meet face-to-face with someone who has been trained to assess and resolve the immediate crisis, if possible, and to link the person with appropriate resources for ongoing assistance.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
Individuals who are younger than age 18.
YF-5000.1700Disorders of Infancy/Childhood Definition
Mental disorders that are generally diagnosed in infancy, childhood or adolescence and require treatment prior to the individual reaching adulthood.