Community Crisis Homes (CCHs) are residential facilities that provide 24-hour non-medical care to adults and children with developmental disabilities in need of crisis intervention services who would otherwise be at risk of placement in an institutionalized setting (acute crisis center, a state-operated facility, an out-of-state placement, a general acute hospital, or an institution for mental disease). CCHs provide additional assessment, staffing, supervision, specialized staff training, person-centered planning, positive behavior supports, trauma-informed care, and other intensive services and supports to immediately address an individual’s urgent needs. The services provided are the most integrated and the least restrictive possible. The focus is on stabilization and individual goals so that individuals can transition to a long-term placement as quickly and safely as possible. The homes are certified by the Department of Developmental Services and licensed by the State Department of Social Services.
Last modified: April 29, 2023