Supporting Families in Crisis

Navigating the turbulent waters of childhood behavioral and mental health crises is no walk in the park, thankfully Rhode Island children and families have the Children’s Mobile Crisis (CMC) program through Family Service of Rhode Island. Our staff provides a guiding light, offering unwavering support and intervention 24/7 to children aged 2 to 21 across the state. 

In a world that seems to be moving at a relentless pace, it is reassuring to know that when your child is facing a behavioral or mental health crisis, help is just a call away. The CMC team at Family Service of Rhode Island understands the complexities and sensitivities of these situations, providing not just support but a lifeline for families in distress. 

What is the Children’s Mobile Crisis Program? 

The CMC program is a vital service designed to aid youth facing behavioral or mental health crises that could disrupt their lives at home, school, or in the community. The spectrum of crises addressed by this program is wide, ranging from aggression, self-injury, and trauma to acute depression, anxiety, challenges at school, and even thoughts or behaviors indicating a risk of suicide or harm to others. Additionally, it addresses extreme parent-child conflict, offering a comprehensive approach to healing and recovery. 

Here are some key features that make the CMC program a beacon of hope for Rhode Island families: 

  1. Immediate Response: Crisis situations don’t follow a schedule, and neither does the CMC team. Their 24/7 availability means that when you need help the most, they’ll be there to provide it. 
  2. Expert Support: The CMC team comprises highly trained professionals with expertise in child and adolescent mental health. They bring not only knowledge but compassion to every situation they encounter. 
  3. Family-Centered Approach: Understanding that families are a vital part of the healing process, the CMC program places a strong emphasis on family involvement. They work closely with parents and caregivers to ensure that the child’s needs are met and that the family unit is strengthened. 
  4. Community Integration: The CMC program isn’t just about immediate crisis intervention. It also helps families connect with long-term resources and services to promote ongoing stability and well-being. 
  5. Culturally Competent Care: Rhode Island is a diverse state, and the CMC program recognizes and respects the cultural differences of the families they serve, ensuring that care is tailored to each unique situation. 

Why Choose CMC? 

The decision to reach out for help in a crisis is never easy. But the CMC program is here to make it a little less daunting. By choosing CMC, you’re choosing: 

  • Hope: In the darkest moments, the CMC team brings a glimmer of hope and a belief that healing is possible. 
  • Empowerment: You’re not alone on this journey. With CMC by your side, you’ll feel empowered to face and overcome the challenges your child is experiencing. 
  • Resilience: The support and strategies provided by the CMC program help build resilience in both children and families, making them better equipped to navigate future challenges. 
  • Community: When you choose CMC, you’re becoming a part of a community of families who have walked similar paths, providing a network of understanding and support. 

Family Service of Rhode Island’s Children’s Mobile Crisis program stands as a testament to the power of compassion and care. When the storm of life threatens the stability of your child’s world, the CMC team is there to provide a lifeline, helping your family find its way back to calm waters. 

Reach out, make the call, and let the healing begin. Family Service of Rhode Island’s Children’s Mobile Crisis program is here for you, 24/7, offering support, hope, and a brighter future for your child and your family. 

Children’s Mobile Crisis Hotline
(401) 854-6678 

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