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Crisis and Respite Services

Child & Adolescent Crisis Residence

Elmira Psychiatric Center

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What we do...

The Child & Adolescent Crisis Residence provides a short term (1-21 day), trauma sensitive, safe and therapeutic living environment and crisis support, to children and adolescents (who receive mental health services), their families and service providers.

The goal of this 8 bed program is to stabilize the crisis situation and to support the family or service provider’s efforts to maintain youth in his or her current residence.


Criteria for Admission to the program:

This is a voluntary program (the youth and family must agree to admission). Children and Adolescents, 10-17, who are experiencing the following:

  • A situational crisis has occurred disturbing the youths ability to cope
  • Substantial problems in social functioning due to a serious emotional disturbance within the past year
  • Serious problems in family relationships, peer/social interactions or school performance
  • Serious and persistent symptoms of cognitive, affective and personality disorders

Planned respite opportunities will be available with a shorter length of stay (up to 7 days).

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Who we are...

Program Director
Kyle Drehmer, RN, BSN

Registered Nurse
Sara Corter, RN, BSN

Direct Care Staff


What we will provide...

  • Safe Environment
  • 24/7 Support
  • Coping Skills Training and Coaching
  • Daily Living Skills Training and Coaching
  • Educational/Vocational Support Services
  • Health Services
  • Medication Monitoring and Training
  • Socialization
  • Case Management
  • Behavior Support
  • Crisis Stabilization
"From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says I have survived. Turn your wounds into wisdom."
- Anonymous

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Q & A – What are your questions?

Kyle Drehmer, Program Manager, RN, BSN
171 Sullivan St.
Elmira, NY 14901
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