Youth Crisis Center
The Relatives Crisis Center has been operating since 1974 providing a safe location for youth 7-17 who have run away from home, are homeless, or just going through a rough family situation with nowhere else to turn. For up to 14 days, youth have a SAFE place to go where they and their families can work on the issues that brought them to The Relatives Crisis Center. Most youth stay less than eight days because staff members work hard to put plans in place to keep families on track. Nine people can stay at a time, and everyone is expected to work hard on their problems, take care of the house, and help each other stay SAFE.
If you need help, some of the services we offer are:
24-hour Crisis Hotline
You can call us any time day or night to ask questions, talk about your problems, or find out how you can help someone you know.
Walk-In Crisis Support
You don’t have to stay at the house to get help. You can just walk up and have a meeting with one of our staff to figure out how to handle a situation that you are going through.
If you stay with The Relatives, or just walk up to our door for help, we will check up with you for a year if you want us to. If you are still having some problems and need help, you are always welcome to come back to talk with us. When we have activities going on that we think you would like, we will invite you back to join us, too.
We offer free classes to parents using the Love and Logic model of parenting. This is a way for parents to learn new techniques for handling situations that happen at home that sometimes get out of hand.