Three Youth Crisis Centers opened in Idaho in 2023 to serve communities in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, and Boise. A fourth, the Western Idaho Youth Support Center, opened yesterday, Jan. 29, in Nampa.
All four centers provide a calm environment for youth aged 12-17 to de-escalate. This give parents or guardians time to regroup during crisis situation.
The four centers help young people who are experiencing mental health or substance use challenges that greatly disrupt their lives and negatively impact their families.
The centers provide supports and services during the early stages of a mental health crisis before more intensive, costly, and restrictive interventions are required.
Services for youth are 100% voluntary and free of charge. Walk-kins are welcome. No referral is needed. Youth can stabilize for up to 23 hours and 59 minutes. Doors are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Idaho’s Youth Crisis Centers
Pathways Youth Community Support Center of Southwest Idaho
9196 E. Emerald, STE 100 Boise, ID 83704
Rise Up Teen and Child Crisis Center of East Idaho
1140 Science Center Dr. Idaho Falls, ID 83403
ProActive Youth and Family Support Center
264 Main Ave. South, Twin Falls ID 83301
Western Idaho Youth Support Center
204 10th Ave. S. Nampa, ID
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is dedicated to strengthening the health, safety, and independence of Idahoans. Learn more at healthandwelfare.idaho.gov.
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