The Behavioral Health Diversion Program provides 24-7 residential support with embedded outpatient treatment services for men with co-occurring disorders in need of post-crisis stabilization or early justice system intervention (diversion). Clients in need of step-down services can be referred by hospital social workers associated with the Southwest Texas Crisis Collaborative. Those individuals who are criminal justice system involved due to behavioral health issues can be referred by Central Magistration (pretrial) or Specialty Courts. Crosspoint’s program serves adults with mental health disorders, substance abuse disorders or co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.
All participants reside at Crosspoint for a period ranging from 60 to 120 days (up to 210 persons served per year). Mental health services are rendered on-site by Crosspoint licensed clinicians and a part-time contractual psychiatrist. For those residents needing services elsewhere in the community and/or as part of the discharge process, Crosspoint staff facilitates referrals to external providers. When a partner delivers behavioral health care, Case Managers regularly communicate with treatment staff to solve problems, ensure retention in treatment, reduce challenges to completion and eliminate service duplication. In Crosspoint’s experience, most members of the target population will be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless; therefore our Case Managers help participants secure stable housing that supports a pro-social lifestyle prior to program release.