Home Based Crisis Intervention

Home Based Crisis Intervention

Home Based Crisis Intervention (HBCI) programs provide intensive in-home crisis care to children between 5 and 18 years old. Services are typically provided over four to six weeks and are an alternative to hospitalization for children and adolescents experiencing severe emotional distress.

This service is for children and adolescents who do not need immediate hospitalization.

Services include:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Building problem-solving skills
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Connection to community-based resources
  • Case management
  • Medication evaluation and management

While most referrals for this program are made by emergency rooms, in-patient and out-patient clinics or mobile crisis teams, any person can make a referral as long as they have the consent of the child’s family and a referral letter from a psychiatrist or licensed clinician.  Home Based Crisis Intervention programs can be found in the NYC Well Service Finder