If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call us 1-844-CRISIS2

Crisis Response of Southeastern Minnesota has a Crisis Response line that provides 24/7 crisis phone support to children, with the permission of a parent/guardian, and adults.  In addition, Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center can deploy a mobile crisis team that can come to you.

Crisis Response of Southeastern Minnesota has multiple teams that cover 10 counties in the southeast corner of Minnesota.  Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center provides qualified practitioners to assess the situation, help you reach a place of emotional and physical safety and ensure you have resources for long-term support in Dodge, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Steele, Waseca, Wabasha, and Winona counties.

Our Crisis Response team has a variety of backgrounds in behavioral mental health and has the desire to empower people to increase independence and assist consumers to live happy successful lives in their desired community.


Referral for Crisis Stabilization


A mental health crisis or emergency is a behavioral, emotional or psychiatric situation, which without timely mental health intervention would result in a significantly reduced level of functioning or placement. A mental health crisis is defined by individuals not by the practitioners meaning there are many reason individuals can call for the support of the teams.

No, either the services is funded through insurance or the cost is covered by a grant from the state of Minnesota and the 10 counties that are served.

The team will provide a risk assessment and develop a short-term treatment plan. If appropriate and necessary, the team is also able to make referrals for long-term support.

With permission, yes, the team will follow up with your current providers.

Typically, no, we do not offer transportation. If it is deemed that someone is not safe to remain in their home, the team typically arranges alternative transportation.

No, we have no power to have you admitted to any hospital, and our goal is to reduce the need for hospitalization if possible. If after the assessment, it is deemed that you are not safe to remain in your home, we will search for alternative placements. (crisis beds, staying with family, and/or hospitalization)