Our local behavioral health programs are open and operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or addiction emergency, please use the following local resources.
ADM Crisis Center anytime at 330-996-7730 for alcohol and drug addiction help
Addiction Helpline at 330-940-1133 when someone is ready to make an appointment for addiction help. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Mental Health Crisis anytime at 330-434-9144
Akron Children's Hospital Psychiatric Intake Response Center at 330-543-7472 or 866-443-7472
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline anytime at 9-8-8 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line Text 4HOPE to 741741 anytime, any day
Homeless Hotline at 330-615-0577
Domestic Violence help line anytime at 800-799-7233
National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 888-373-7888
National Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
Additional resources for food, housing, and emergency services available on the Akron Street Card or call 211 to be connected with resources.
Addiction Crises (alcohol, opiates and other drugs)
The ADM Crisis Center, operated by Oriana House Inc., serves those with a variety of alcohol and other drug emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services include a drop-in 23-hour observation program, inpatient and outpatient detoxification. The ADM Crisis Center services are intended to provide access and support to adult Summit County residents seeking emergency help. Services are provided by a full medical and clinical staff.
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 Psychiatric Emergency Services Unit is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides 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.
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or 9-8-8
The 988 Suicide and Crisis 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 988 Suicide and Crisis 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.
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.