Crisis Receiving Home

The Alameda County Crisis Receiving Home (CRH) is a 24-hour, 7 days a week, 365 days a year shelter that provides receiving capability for police departments and other appropriate community agencies that serve or take at risk youth into custody. The Crisis Receiving Home coordinates reunification services with DPN Youth Services Centers to divert at-risk youth from the juvenile justice system; reduce at-risk behavior and ameliorate and or/maintain family stability of youth. The youth may be a runaway, truant, or beyond control of their parent(s), and/or at risk of committing law violations which could result in incarceration and/or out of home placement. CRH serves youth between the ages of 8 through 17, who are not presently under the jurisdiction of the courts.

Youth stay at the home until a family crisis session and subsequent family reunification can be arranged. While at the home, youth will receive 3 meals a day and access to Hygiene, lodging, educational/recreation activities.

The CRH is a confidential and secure location for youth.

If you encounter a crisis situation as described above, please contact your local police department.