Crisis Services

If you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

Peace River Center’s new text and chat crisis line initiative is made possible by an Impact Polk grant from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation. Please note the Chat feature is designed for mobile browsers on a computer. If you are using a mobile device, please text “TALK” to 863.204.3443.

Click the link below to start a chat with a Peace River Center counselor. The Chat works best when accessed through a computer. To text us instead send “TALK” to 863.204.3443. If you need to speak to someone, please call us at 863.519.3744.

Crisis Response Team

24-hour crisis line: 863.519.3744
Toll-free: 800.627.5906

The Crisis Response Team is a mobile outreach service that is designed to provide immediate crisis assessment, intervention and counseling, linkage and referral, and crisis follow-up contact. All in an effort to reach a resolution for adults and children who may be experiencing any type of emotional crisis, which can include: suicidal intentions, self destructive behaviors, or acute, severe, and intense emotional distress. The Team is also equipped to provide suicide prevention awareness, critical incident stress debriefing, and stress management.

Crisis Stabilization Unit

24-hour crisis line: 863.519.3744
Business line: 863.519.3747

Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

The Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) is a secured 30 bed public receiving facility for Florida’s Baker Act. The CSU provides short-term, intensive, psychiatric stabilization and discharge planning services to individuals in need of emergency treatment either voluntarily or involuntarily meeting the criteria for Florida’s Baker Act. Individuals who experience a crisis are psychiatrically evaluated, observed and stabilized on the Unit for a period up to 72 hours for the purpose of returning them to a less restrictive level of care. Services offered at the CSU include medication management, psycho-education on illness, group support, discharge planning and referrals, as well as, family education.