Milwaukee Center for Independence: Assisting individuals with special needs

Crisis Resource Centers


The Crisis Resource Center North opened in 2014 to assist people experiencing a mental health crisis. 


The CRC is a safe place where individuals who may be experiencing a psychiatric crisis can voluntarily access crisis intervention services.

What is the Crisis Resource Center?

The purpose of the Crisis Resource Center is to reduce the number of people who, during a mental health crisis, are brought to an emergency room, are involuntarily hospitalized, or inappropriately incarcerated. The Crisis Resource Center began as a collaboration among local nonprofit organizations and government agencies to create a more effective approach to mental health crisis treatment and reduce health care costs. Initial funding was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Individuals typically stay at the Crisis Resource Center less than one week. During that time, they are connected to a network of appropriate community resources to assist them in their recovery.

Crisis Resource Center services

Services include:

  • A safe, recovery-oriented environment
  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Professional, short-term intervention
  • Peer support
  • Links to ongoing support, services and community resources
Admission criteria
  • Individuals must be 18 years of age or older
  • Individuals must be experiencing psychiatric symptoms
  • Voluntary admission
  • Not a danger to themselves or others
  • Medically stable
Contact the Crisis Resource Center

For information on how you, or someone you know, can benefit from Crisis Resource Center services, please contact us:

Milwaukee South Milwaukee North

2057 S. 14 St.

Milwaukee, WI 53204

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Phone: (414) 643-8778 

Fax: (414) 643-8708

5409 W. Villard Ave.

Milwaukee, WI  53218

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Phone: (414) 539-4024

Fax: (414) 539-4033




"I would like to thank you for all your help. Also for making me feel so comfortable and safe. This house is really a blessing for all of us using your services."


"Thank you for your thoughtfulness, caring and support."


"You are very skilled and clearly compassionate. I hope you get back all the kindness you give out."


"They helped me overcome my obstacles...and I made a new best friend at the CRC."



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