Crossing Place is an 8-bed emergency shelter and crisis stabilization for persons experiencing acute phases of severe mental illness. One of only two private crisis homes in the District, its home-like atmosphere is an important therapeutic element in the stabilization process, minimizing the potential for severe acting-out by being small, intimate and rapidly responsive. Centrally located in Woodley Park, it offers a short-term (2-14 days) intensive support services program at approximately 1/3rd the cost of hospitalization. Crossing Place is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional residential advisors who work with the Department of Behavioral Health, medical and psychiatric physicians and case managers to provide needed support to residents.
One must contact the DC Department of Behavioral Health Access HelpLine at 1-888-793-4357 for a psychiatric authorization to receive crisis care before calling Crossing Place. With a referral from your psychiatrist or Core Service Agency, please then contact Crossing Place for the next steps to enter Crossing Place.
The cost for Crossing Place is $340 per day for all-inclusive 24-hour care and meals (far less than traditional hospitalization). Consumers may be privately-paying or may receive public funding assistance. Please contact Stella Lawrence for further information.
Stella Lawrence – Crossing Place Supervisor
Telephone: 202-830-3517 (direct); 202-830-3508 (main office)