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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 case of an immediate life or death situation, call 9-1-1

 

Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth (SAFTY) is a mobile crisis response service available 8 AM to 8 PM to all Santa Barbara County children and youth up until their 21st birthday. The SAFTY hotline is available 8 AM to 8 PM, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Quick and accessible service to youth and their 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).

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

In case of a mental health emergency, call the VCBH mobile crisis response team at (866) 998-2243. This number is for crisis calls only.

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY - In case of a mental health emergency – suicidal ideation or thoughts, self-harm or homicidal behavior or thoughts - call Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth (SAFTY) at (888) 334-2777. We respond to mental health crisis at all levels. SAFTY is available 8 AM to 8 PM to all Santa Barbara County children and youth up to their 21st birthday. SAFTY is for crisis calls only. For general information inquiries please call (805) 366-4040.

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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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