The Crisis Department offers a 24/7 Crisis Hotline, Walk-in hours (Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m; Weekends/Holidays 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.) no appointment is necessary, and 24/7 mobile crisis services.
Crisis can offer judgement free, confidential support for any difficult situation in a person's life. Unconditional positive regard and compassion for hardships, as well as the ability to talk-through ones' problems, safety plan, and develop social supports; as well as provide resources and referrals for area agencies that may be of further assistance. If the crisis situation is unable to be resolved through these means, our team also has the ability to assist a consumer in getting hospitalization, either through a voluntary (section 201) commitment, or an involuntary
(section 302) commitment.
What is a crisis?
A crisis is defined by the consumer. Any situation that the consumer feels they are unable to handle, that may cause stress or difficulty in life, or need to see if there are any resources or services that they may benefit from; they can call the crisis hotline anytime 24/7 and talk with a Crisis Intervention Specialist. We also offer walk-in hours at our Indiana location, and 24/7 mobile crisis (accessed through the hotline).
What area does crisis cover?
Armstrong-Indiana Crisis covers all of Armstrong and Indiana Counties in Western PA. Regardless of the consumer's home address, if they are physically in Armstrong or Indiana county we are able to assist them. However, every county in PA has a dedicated crisis line. For information on a crisis line in another county, please call 1-877-333-2470 and that information will be provided.
Youth Crisis Walk-in Weekend
Every Sunday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. you can come in and speak with a crisis worker about whatever crisis you may be experiencing. Common topics include school issues, family, bullying, LGBTQI, drug/alcohol addiction, anxiety, and depression. Can't make it on Sunday? We have walk-in hours every day! Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and on weekends/holidays from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.