Dakota County Crisis Stabilization

Intake Instructions

Referrals for Crisis Stabilization are taken through the Crisis Response Unit, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, Call 952-891-7171 with Crisis Assessment information.

Intake Process

Client will receive a brief assessment of need over the phone. A referral for crisis stabilization services will be forwarded to the supervisor for review and assignment, if appropriate. At times, there is a waitlist for services; caller will be informed of waitlist. Otherwise, a worker will reach out to discuss services within 72 business hours of phone call.

Service Description

Crisis Stabilization services include:  Face to face meetings, supportive counseling, further assessment of mental health status and needs, skills training, help with referrals, and collaboration with other providers and informal networks.


Crisis Stabilization Services are available to a family/individual, residing in Dakota County, with an assessment completed by a crisis intervention service  and a recommendation for stabilization and at least one of the criteria below is met:
• There is the absence of other services that address the factors that led to the crisis, or the inability to access these services in a timely fashion.
• The client has not been restored to the pre-crisis level of functioning.
• Without stabilization services, there is a high likelihood of hospitalization, harm to self or other, crisis recurrence, further deterioration of the client’s functioning or further deterioration of the family system.

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