New Month, New Program Openings: San Bernardino County and Telecare Unveil Three New Crisis Units

Summer is one of the busiest times at Telecare. This year, we opened three new crisis units in collaboration with our longterm partner, San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (DBH). 

"This project highlights the vision and elements of public safety," said Third District Supervisor James Ramos at the July 19 open house for Windsor Center. "No longer will those community members have to suffer in silence. No longer will they have to travel to an emergency room. They can receive services right here in their own community, where they can knock on the door, walk in, and get the services they need because we came together as a community, as a county, and a state to make sure that they know that they are not alone in their journey to move forward—that we are standing side by side with them to see that change come forward in our community because no one should struggle or be alone with it comes to health and wellness," he concluded.

“In our jails right now, we have anywhere from 300 to 400 people that suffer from moderate to severe mental illness,” said Shannon Dicus, San Bernardino County Undersheriff at the August 14 ribbon cutting ceremony at Wellspring Center. “I’m here to tell you that if you ask any law enforcement officer what the right way to handle it is, they’ll tell you that it is not treating mental health in our jails. We’re changing that. We’re changing that because of this facility.”

Southern California

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  • Now Open: Windsor Center (San Bernardino, CA)
    • Windsor Center is a 20-chair Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) serving residents of San Bernardino County aged 13 and older, 24-hours a day, 7-days per week. Individuals in crisis can access CSU services on their own or by referral (walk-ins welcome). Referrals to the Windsor Center will be accepted from the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) outpatient clinics, full service partnerships (FSP), DBH Community Crisis Response Teams (CCRTs), law enforcement and first responders, hospital emergency rooms, mental health assessment
      teams, and other county medical clinics and departments.
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  • Now Open: Merrill Center (Fontana, CA)
    • Merrill Center is a 20-chair Crisis Stabilization Unit serving residents of San Bernardino County aged 13 and older, 24-hours a day, 7-days per week. Individuals in crisis can access CSU services on their own or by referral. Referrals to the Merrill Center will be accepted from the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) outpatient clinics, full service partnerships (FSP), DBH Community Crisis Response Teams (CCRTs), law enforcement and first responders, hospital emergency rooms, mental health assessment teams, and
      other county medical clinics and departments.

 

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  • Now Open: Wellspring Center (Fontana, CA)
    • Wellspring Center is a 16-bed Crisis Residential Treatment (CRT) center serving adult residents of San Bernardino County. Wellspring Center offers short-term, recovery-based treatment options, as well as services and interventions in a home-like setting for up to 90 days. Referrals to the Wellspring Center will be accepted from the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) outpatient clinics, full service partnerships (FSP), DBH Community Crisis Response Teams (CCRTs), law enforcement and first responders, hospital
      emergency rooms, mental health assessment teams,
      and other county medical clinics and departments.