Mental Health Crisis Respite Center Opens in Oneida

March 22, 2016

Liberty Resources has recently opened a home-like Crisis Respite Center in Oneida designed to provide a safe, supportive, and short-term care for individuals experiencing an emotional or psychiatric crisis. The Liberty Resources Crisis Respite Center features three beautiful respite rooms staffed by peer recovery specialists.

This home-like respite care is available to individuals in need to safely divert them from unnecessary admissions or readmissions to emergency rooms and inpatient hospitalizations. Eligibility is open to individuals who are experiencing a temporary emotional or psychiatric crisis and/or individuals who are currently inpatient in a psychiatric facility and are not yet ready for full transition into the community. All guests must have stable housing to return to post-discharge. Patients that require nursing or hospital level of care will not be accepted. The program does not accept persons who homeless, are a threat to themselves or others, or registered sex offenders.Bedroom 2

“While the primary goal of this transformative respite program is on decreasing avoidable hospital admissions and readmissions, the ultimate goal is to create a system where persons centered services are provided to individuals by peer recovery specialists through the connection of shared experiences,” states Marta Durkin, Vice President of Behavioral Healthcare at Liberty Resources.

Funded through a joint initiative through the Office of Mental Health (OMH) and the Department of Health Medicaid Redesign Program, the Crisis Bed Respite program serves adults in the immediate Central New York area and surrounding counties. Length of stay is a maximum of 30 days, with most guests returning to their home environment in less than 14 days.

Referrals will be accepted from a wide variety of sources including psychiatric facilities, physicians, outpatient mental health agencies, health home care managers, family members and friends, and self-referrals.

For more information, please contact Liberty Resources, by phone: (315) 280-0384 or visit: