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Emergency Mental Health Shelter Care

girl with hoodieCrossroad is licensed to place children, ages 6-21, in our Emergency Mental Health Shelter Care. Referrals must be made by the Indiana Department of Child Services or Juvenile Probation.

The Emergency Mental Health Shelter is considered short-term placement to only be used for children in active crisis situations. While in our care, children will receive services to meet basic needs for food, safety, and shelter, among others.

Placement is available for 20 days unless otherwise approved by the DCS Deputy Director of Services. Children will be placed in the Emergency Mental Health Shelter based on availability.

An intake packet with information about the child must be completed and submitted to Crossroad. If available, these items should also be submitted:

  • CANS Assessment
  • Case Plan
  • Medical Passport
  • IEP
  • Child Summary


To make a referral to Crossroad’s Emergency Mental Health Shelter, contact us:

During Regular Business Hours:

  • Intake Specialist:
    • 260.484.4153 ext. 2060
  • Shelter Care Supervisor:
    • 260.484.4153 ext. 2057
    • 260.410.8494


After Regular Business Hours:

  • Prevention Specialist:
    • 260.515.8399