About Us

OUR MISSION

The Crisis Residential Association exists to support the operational and clinical functions of Crisis Residential programs around the world. Rooted in the values of empathy, recovery, and continuous improvement, the association seeks to connect providers with the best ideas in behavioral health treatment to transform the way people receive mental health care.


WHAT ARE CRISIS RESIDENTIAL SERVICES?

Crisis Residential services go by many different names (Crisis Residential Unit, Crisis Stabilization Unit, Crisis Respite, etc.), but refer to a short-term, community-based, homelike setting with multi-day lengths of stay, often serving as a step-down from, or alternative to, psychiatric hospitalization.


HISTORY

The Crisis Residential Association began as a network of crisis facilities who came together to learn and write about current practices happening in facilities around the world. Crisis residential facility directors and managers shared their experiences through stories, examples, data, and current practices that have improved the experiences of those they serve. 

In 2018 a core group from the network met at the inaugural conference and decided to officially form the Crisis Residential Association to further their passion for providing the best possible services and advocating for expanded use of crisis residential services.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President
Consultant
Vice President
Clinical Consultant
Treasurer
Clinical Senior Manager
Secretary
Manager, Wellness and Recovery Center
Advocacy Chair, Board Member
Conference Committee Co-Chair, Board Member
Vice President of Residential Services
Conference Committee Co-Chair, Board Member
Director of Community and Crisis Residential Services
Training & Education Committee Co-Chair, Board Member
Membership Committee Chair, Board Member
Associate Executive Director Crisis Services
Marketing and Communications Co-Chair, Board Member
Marketing and Communications Co-Chair, Board Member
Division Director of Crisis Residential & Substance Services
Board Member

Brenda Clark

Board Member