Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Program (Santa Clara County)

The Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Program (CACP) is a 24-hour mobile crisis intervention service available to all Santa Clara County children and adolescents under age 18 who are in acute psychological crisis.

The CACP mobile team responds to youth and their families during periods of serious emotional trauma. The crisis team provides direct intervention services and links children and families with other community agencies for long term care and assistance. The goal of CACP is to stabilize the condition of both the child and the affected family members.

  • Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Program Information

    Imagine your child falls ill, but there’s a 6-week wait to see a doctor. With a sinking heart, you watch as your child sickens day by day, growing worse with each passing hour. Finally, one night a crisis comes. Your child is in terrible pain. You call 911, but the dispatcher tells you there’s no ambulance service and no emergency room available.

    Sound like a nightmare? This is the reality that parents of children facing a mental health crisis wake up to every day.

    Fortunately, families in Santa Clara County do have a children’s mental health crisis emergency service available to them. EMQ FamiliesFirst offers a free crisis intervention service for Santa Clara County families that are confronted with a child’s severe mental health crisis. EMQ FamiliesFirst teams of clinicians will provide counseling over the phone, and/or travel to the scene of the crisis to provide on-site intervention, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for any child under age 18 in Santa Clara County who is in acute psychological crisis. The crisis team follows up with a safety plan and referral services for the family.

    For more information about this program, call EMQ FamiliesFirst’s Client Services Center at (408) 379-3796. If you have a child in crisis, call the Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Program’s 24-hour crisis hotline at (408) 379-9085 or toll-free 1-877-41-CRISIS.

Mobile Crisis Tri-lingual Brochure

Counties Served:

> Santa Clara

How does a child receive services from this program?
Call EMQ FamiliesFirst’s 24-HOUR CRISIS LINE
408-379-9085 or 1-877-41-CRISIS.

How do I get more information?
Call EMQ FamiliesFirst’s 24-HOUR CRISIS LINE
408-379-9085 or 1-877-41-CRISIS.

Confidentiality of EMQ children and families has been preserved through the use of models. Some stories may be composites of multiple cases.