Are you in crisis?

If you, or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress, please call:


How can we help?

You can call the crisis center for any of the following reasons:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Information on suicide
  • Information on mental health/illness
  • Substance abuse/addiction
  • To help a friend or loved one
  • Relationship problems
  • Abuse/Violence
  • Economic problems
  • Sexual orientation issues
  • Physical illness
  • Loneliness
  • Family problems

How can I call?

We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Dial 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
  • TTY users: 1.800.799.4TTY (4889)
  • Para obtener asistencia en espanol durante las 24 houras, llame al: 1.888.628.9454


Are you in crisis?
Children & Families

The Community Family Partnership (CFP)

The CFP is a network of child-serving public systems and community partners working together with youth ages 5-17 with Serious Emotional Disturbances involved in multiple child service systems and their families to increase access to effective, coordinated mental health services and supports by using a System of Care framework. For more information, please visit:

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A system of care defined
A broad flexible array of effective services and supports which is organized into a coordinated network; integrates care planning and care management across multiple systems; builds meaningful partnerships with families and with youth at service delivery, management and policy levels; is culturally and linguistically responsive; has supportive management and policy infrastructure; and is data-driven.

CFP Services
Community Family Partnership (CFP) Wraparound
Wraparound is a team-based planning process used to bring all system providers (school, court, child welfare, mental health and others) and natural supports together with a youth and their family to create a shared plan that is strengths-based and focuses on the youth and family’s identified needs and goals. This plan is intended to:

  • Meet the needs of the youth and family
  • Coordinate the many services the family participates in
  • Help the family maintain the youth in the home and in the community

Enrolled youth receive home-based mental health services, in which mental health clinicians provide treatment, behavior management consultation, and participate on Wraparound teams to ensure that mental health services are coordinated with other services and supports. CFP Wraparound Service has a 12 month authorization period.

ACMH Parent Support Partner Services
Community Family Partnership (CFP) is excited to partner with the Association for Children’s Mental Health (ACMH), Kent County’s Family Run Organization developed for families, by families. ACMH provides Parent Support Partner Services (PSP) delivered by parents of children who experience emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges.

PSPs work with families to:

  • Enhance the service delivery experience
  • Increase family and youth voice and choice in the services and supports they receive
  • Equip families with the skills, knowledge and abilities necessary for them to successfully navigate our systems and meet day to day challenges

 ACMH also offers additional supports. These include information and resources, parent support groups, free family recreational and social opportunities, trainings, and advocacy groups. To get more involved, check out the following CFP Parent/Youth opportunities.

CFP Parent Advocacy Council:
Contact Beth Hemry at
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Y-Knot Youth Board:
Contact Taj Burgen at
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