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Southwest Texas Crisis Collaborative

Since 1963 Crosspoint has been providing outpatient and residential services to primarily veteran and justice involved Bexar County residents. In 2018 Crosspoint opened behavioral health diversion program at its Hall House location for individuals with a mental health diagnosis transitioning out of jail or inpatient hospitalization. The STCC Steering Committee has allocated funding to support this program. This program provides 24/7 residential support with embedded outpatient treatment services for men. Clients can be referred by Central Magistration, Specialty Courts, and through participating inpatient facility members of the STCC.

Individual and group behavioral health services are provided on-site by Crosspoint licensed clinicians and a contract psychiatrist. The program’s residential support component includes cutting edge accountability practices and professional case management services. Psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring services are available as needed. Lengths of stay of up to 120 days will facilitate greater opportunities for engagement and long- term stabilization. Case managers conduct risk and need assessments and develop program plans with each client to meet the client’s needs and build basic skills. This includes life skills education, motivational interviewing techniques, and cognitive-behavioral groups, all in addition to the individual counseling provided by clinical staff. Case managers engage clients and their existing supports in developing discharge plans regarding housing and assist in employment searches and job readiness.

For those residents needing services elsewhere in the community and, as part of the discharge process, Crosspoint staff facilitates referrals to external providers for concurrent or ongoing care. As many members of the target population are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, Crosspoint’s case managers help participants secure stable housing that supports a pro-social lifestyle prior to their graduation from the program. Crosspoint aims to reduce costs related to jail admissions, law enforcement involvement, emergency medical services, and recidivism through transitional wraparound services.

The STCC division can be reached by contacting STRAC at (210) 233-5850, or Email Us . The Division Director and Program Specialists are available for community presentations, meetings, discussions, or for general questions.