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Mobile Crisis Response

For Ventura County CALL: (866) 998-2243

For Santa Barbara County CALL SAFTY at: (888) 334-2777

IN VENTURA COUNTY- Casa Pacifica no longer operates the mobile crisis team for psychiatric emergencies for children and youth.  The mobile crisis response team is now housed with Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH).

In case of a mental health emergency – child or teen or young adult who is suicidal or who wants to hurt him/herself or hurt others, or is “out of control”, call the VCBH mobile crisis response team at (866) 998-2243. This number is for Crisis Calls Only. For general information inquiries about Casa Pacifica please call (805) 366-4040.

IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY - In case of a mental health emergency – a suicidal child or teen or young adult, a child or teen or young adult who wants to hurt him/herself or hurt others or an out of control child or teen or young adult call Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth (SAFTY) at (888) 334-2777. SAFTY is for Crisis Calls Only.For general information inquiries please call (805) 366-4040.

In case of immediate life/death situation, call 9-1-1

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SAFTY - Santa Barbara County

Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth (SAFTY) is a mobile crisis response service available 24/7 to all Santa Barbara County children and youth up to the age of 21. SAFTY provides children’s crisis response services and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Quick and accessible service to families include specialized crisis intervention, in-home support and linkage to County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services or other appropriate agencies. Services may be provided over the phone as the initial emergency call is taken (i.e. de-escalation and linkage) or in person (i.e. emergency mental health assessments, proactive safety planning and safety monitoring, collaborative introduction meetings).

In the event of imminent risk of harm to self or others, SAFTY has the authority to initiate an involuntary psychiatric hospitalization for a child or youth that may last up to 72 hours.



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