Mobile Crisis Response

Alachua County Crisis Center

Mobile Crisis Response

The Mobile Crisis Response Team is a 24-hour emergency mobile outreach team composed of experienced volunteers and staff members who respond when a person is in crisis. Mobile responses provide on-demand crisis intervention services in any setting in which a behavioral health crisis is occurring, including homes, schools, and emergency departments. The team is dispatched at the request of law enforcement, school faculty, mental health providers, or concerned family and friends whenever face-to-face contact is essential. The team can respond on-site to anywhere in Alachua County within 60 minutes.

To request a face-to-face mobile crisis response, call the Crisis Line (352-264-6789).

Goals of Mobile Crisis Response

This program seeks to lessen the impact that a traumatic event may have on a person, divert away from involuntary hospitalization and jail when appropriate, and to provide face-to-face crisis stabilization support to a person in crisis.

When to Call

Mobile Crisis Response services may be needed for a person who is experiencing:

  • Suicidal/homicidal ideation
  • Escalating behavioral concerns
  • Acute mental health concerns
  • Family distress
  • Self-harm
  • A traumatic death or grief

What to Expect

Mobile Crisis Response services may include the following:

  • Evaluation and assessment
  • Development of safety or crisis plans
  • Providing or facilitating stabilization services
  • Supportive crisis counseling
  • Education
  • Development of coping skills
  • Linkage to appropriate resources


Numbers Available 24/7

Crisis Line

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Nacional de Prevencion del Suicidio

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