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A Resource for Children and Teens in WNC: Caiyalynn Burrell Child Crisis Center


The Caiyalynn Burrell Child Crisis Center, a facility-based crisis and detox program, will be the only program of its kind in the region and only the second statewide. The 16-bed facility will serve children and teens who need crisis stabilization services and 24-hour supervision due to a mental health crisis, substance use or withdrawal from drugs or alcohol. It will also provide crisis care to young people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.


The center will have at least one professional on duty for every three people in residence, plus a registered nurse on-site at all times. The staff includes certified peer support specialists who know how it feels to reach out for help.


Anyone can call the center at any time of day or night, and a professional will be there to listen and help find answers. The number is 877-277-8873, and it rings to someone who cares. 


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