Home-Based Crisis Intervention Program (HBCI)
The Astor Home-Based Crisis Intervention Program (HBCI), designed to prevent psychiatric hospitalization, is an intensive, short-term crisis intervention service and family education program. Astor provides this service under contract with the Dutchess County Department of Mental Hygiene.
Crisis intervention, home-based assessment & treatment planning, psycho-education, family & individual therapy, case management & referral services are provided by our interdisciplinary staff.
- Consulting psychiatrist
- Program supervisor
- Three therapists
Therapists are available to families 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, to respond to a crisis situation.
HBCI Referral Process
Referrals to Astor’s HBCI Program are accepted from psychiatric hospital emergency services, schools, children’s mental health providers, other public agencies working with children and in-patient psychiatric hospitals.
HBCI Intake Criteria
- The identified child and family in crisis is seeking an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization
- The child is 18 years or younger and lives in Dutchess or Ulster County
- The family wants to remain together at home
For more information or to make a referral to this program, contact:
HBCI Program Director
205 South Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Tel: (845) 554-1365
Fax: (845) 453-3033
Program brochure (PDF file)
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