Crisis Stabilization and Wellness Center

The Crisis Stabilization & Wellness Center

PEOPLe, Inc. is proud to be leading Dutchess County’s efforts to create a hospital- & jail-diversion system that better serves people in crisis because of mental health & substance use issues.

The centerpiece of this project is the forthcoming Crisis Stabilization & Wellness Center, to be located at 230 North Road in Poughkeepsie, NY.

The Center will work as an walk-in / drop-off (for law enforcement) center for people in crisis. It will provide the following integrated services:

  • minor medical care
  • 23-hour observation units
  • clinical crisis counseling
  • substance use detox
  • a sobering unit
  • peer services
  • living room respites for adults or families
  • care coordination
  • co-located resources & social services
  • direct connections to more resources when needed.

This project aligns completely with & augments current local, New York State, and Federal efforts to:

  • Prevent avoidable hospital admissions & recidivism;
  • Reduce unnecessary overcrowding in local jails due to un- or underaddressed mental/behavioral health needs; and
  • Achieve the Triple Aim of: (1) improving care experiences; (2) improving health outcomes; and (3) creating better value for consumers.