Alcohol and Other Drug Crises
The ADM Crisis Center, operated by Oriana House Inc. serves as a central system for those with a variety of alcohol and other drug emergencies. They offer a drop-in 23-hour observation program, detoxification, centralized assessment services, and ambulatory detoxification. The ADM Crisis Center services are intended to provide access and support to adult Summit County residents seeking services for alcohol and other drug problems. Services are provided by a staff of nurses, counselors, social workers, counseling interns, and paraprofessionals. In addition, a physician is on-call 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
15 Frederick Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44310
Mental Health Crises
Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) is operated by Portage Path Behavioral Health, Inc. and is the ADM System’s primary provider of emergency and crisis stabilization services. The agency carries out its responsibility through a 7-day-a-week, 24-hour-a-day Psychiatric Emergency Services Unit, which encompasses an array of services to those in crisis or seeking emergency psychiatric services including a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention services, and a crisis stabilization unit.
10 Penfield Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44310
Support Hotline: 330-434-9144
The Support Hotline is a 24-hour / 7-day service providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention, using supportive listening to help callers manage crisis. Hotline services are confidential and FREE.
Crisis Services for Youth
Akron Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron - Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC)
The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) answers questions from family members or other adults associated with children or adolescents experiencing emotional and behavioral health problems. In addition, PIRC staff conducts preliminary risk assessments for children and adolescents in crisis who are considered to be high risk.
Toll Free: 1-866-443-7472
PIRC is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
Child Guidance & Family Solutions (CG&FS)
For youth who are clients, CG&FS staff provides immediate crisis assessment and intervention services, including face-to-face when necessary. Those requiring hospitalization for crisis stabilization purposes are referred to Akron Children’s Hospital, PIRC, or another facility of the parent / guardian’s choice.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in a suicidal crisis, regardless of age. The Portage Path Support Hotline is part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis that routes callers to the closest possible crisis center in their area. With over 150 crisis centers across the country, their mission is to provide immediate assistance to anyone seeking mental health services. Calls are free and confidential.