When a child in your care is:

Having a behavioral crisis that's too much to handle on your own. Uncommunicative to you. Out of control or destroying property. At risk of acting violently or dangerously. At risk of threatening to hurt him/herself or others. Dial 2-1-1.

What will happen?

You will be connected to a trained EMPS counselor. EMPS will help resolve the crisis immediately over the phone or will come immediately to your location. EMPS responds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are confidential, and there is no cost to the family.

What is 2-1-1?

2-1-1 is a toll-free, confidential service connection people to the health and human services they need. When you call 2-1-1 for help with a youth in crisis, you will be connected with the EMPS Crisis Intervention Service.