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Crisis Services

To speak with a trained crisis clinician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call 1-888-568-1112, operated by The Opportunity Alliance. Sweetser's Mobile Crisis Services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and serve children, adolescents, families and adults who are in crisis. The goal of the program is to:

  • Stabilize individuals and families in a safe setting of their choice
  • Assist in crisis resolution
  • Provide a comprehensive crisis plan 
  • Provide an alternative to an emergency room visit.

What will happen if I call?

  • You will have the opportunity to talk with a trained crisis professional by phone.
  • From there, you will meet at a safe location of your choice to create a crisis stabilization plan.
  • The Crisis Stabilization process begins.
  • Individual Crisis Plans are developed and utilized.
  • Work with natural supports and community resources.
  • Collaborate with current providers.

Crisis Stabilization Units

You can access Crisis Stabilization Units by calling 1-888-568-1112. Crisis Stabilization Units provide short-term therapeutic placement for a child or adult who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Sweetser's Crisis Stabilization Units are available to anyone throughout Maine. There are locations for children in Rockport and Saco, and for adults in Brunswick, Lewiston, Rockport and Saco. 

Mobile Crisis Intervention

Mobile Crisis Intervention is provided by Sweetser in the following counties: Androscoggin, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo and York counties, and northern Cumberland County (Brunswick, Freeport and Harpswell). Mobile crisis intervention specialists respond to clients’ calls for assistance in their homes, at schools, or in other community settings. Sweetser’s mobile crisis intervention specialists respond to crisis calls from parents, teachers, police officers, other guardians, and youth asking for immediate help with a child or family in crisis. Sweetser responds to those crisis calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To access Mobile Crisis Intervention services, call 1-888-568-1112 for rapid response to crisis situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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