Are you or loved ones experiencing a crisis?

Call us now!

844-N-Crisis (844-627-4747)
or 571-364-7390

En Español

Managing Your Crisis Where You Need It Most… Your Home, Your School, and Your Community


CR2 provides 24-hour rapid response to all youth (17 and younger) facing a mental health and/or substance use crisis. Our highly trained and compassionate counselors provide phone screening and face-to-face assessment, intervention, and support so that your child and family may continue with life as planned.


Provided at no cost to families*
*Families with commercial insurance may be required, by their insurer, to provide a copay for psychiatric assessment and medication services.

  • Rapid mobile response (Age 17 and Younger)
  • Prevents unnecessary hospitalizations and placements outside the home
  • 24-hour intervention
  • Screening and triage
  • Clinical assessments, including lethality
  • Psychiatric assessment and services
  • Medication prescription
  • Bilingual counselors
  • Case management
  • 30-day post discharge support
  • Care coordination with community resources and professionals
  • Safety planning

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  • Aggression or self-harm
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Threatening behaviors
  • Dangerous decision making
  • Extreme social isolation
  • Property destruction
  • Hallucinations or delusional thinking
  • Loss of coping skills

*The above issues should put the youth at risk of hospitalization.


CR2 is provided at no cost to families. It is funded through both DBHDS grants and Medicaid.*
*Families with commercial insurance may be required, by their insurer, to provide a copay for psychiatric assessment and medication services.

Service Areas

The counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park.


Children, age 17 and younger, experiencing a psychiatric crisis due to mental health issues that are placing them at risk of psychiatric hospitalization, including youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities that are experiencing mental health or behavioral challenges.

Benefit of CR2’s Public/Private Partnership

  • All eligible children served regardless of insurance or legal status
  • Phone support
  • Licensed and master’s-level crisis counselors
  • 48-hour psychiatric assessment
  • Bilingual counselors
  • Family support
  • Care coordination and support services
  • Service and support after discharge
  • Crisis intervention training
  • Collaboration with agencies


CR2 collaborates with CSBs, CSA agencies, and other professionals so that every child and family served may benefit from coordinated care and a team approach. The collaboration process is further enhanced through community outreach, awareness campaigns, and training so that every locality may improve its ability to prevent crises and provide a successful response.

24-Hour Emergency Response
844-N-Crisis (844-627-4747)


For additional information, please contact:
Katherine Edwards, MS, Resident in Counseling
Program Manager
(703) 257-5997

Serving the following Areas:

Arlington | Fairfax | Loudoun and Prince William Counties
Cities of Alexandria | Fairfax | Falls Church | Manassas and Manassas Park