CCR celebrated it’s new location with an open house at the Centre County Walk-in Crisis Center on December 2, 2019. The center will provide 24/7 access to resources and support for community members in a metal health crisis.
In an interview with statecollege.com, Program Director, Shanon Quick said, “Crisis doesn’t happen in a vacuum… Maybe there’s a lot of different stressors or variables that go into how someone elevates to a crisis state and they need that assistance,” she said. “It’s really about the whole person and not just one sliver of that person’s life that could fall into that mental health category, but all of it. We really want our community to be well in all sorts of aspects. Center for Community Resources is about connecting people and that’s what we will do.”
In an interview with the Centre Daily Times, Program Manager, Tammy Harrington, explained that the center will be a place for anyone in need of crisis help. “What we want to offer is a warm, safe place for people to come in and get what they need,” Harrington said. “Whether that’s mental health services, whether that’s a cup of soup because they haven’t eaten that day. Maybe that’s their crisis or the tipping point for their crisis.”
The Centre County office is expected to begin it services by the end of December.