Monday, June 7, 2010

DDRS announcement regarding Crisis

Family Voices wishes to share the official release from DDRS regarding the end of current crisis management services.

Consumers, providers and stakeholders who support individuals with disabilities
From: The Division of Disability and Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Developmental
Disabilities and Bureau of Quality Improvement Services

Crisis Management and BQIS Outreach Services

Date: June 7, 2010

Due to the current state of the economy, the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
(DDRS) announces the discontinuation of Crisis Management Services and Outreach Services
through its contracted vendors.

Effective immediately, Meridian Services and A. W. Holdings, LLC, will no longer partner with
DDRS to conduct Crisis Management Services. This includes in-person technical assistance,
make out-of-home placements, or provide follow-along consultations. The vendors will
continue to provide consultations through their 24 hour/ 7 day per week crisis phone line
through June 30, 2010.

DDRS is gathering input from FSSA’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) and the
Dual Diagnosis Task Force to develop a long term comprehensive strategy for providing crisis
management services. More information will be made available prior to July 1, 2010.
Also effective immediately, Outreach Services, a program of DDRS’ Bureau of Quality
Improvement Services (BQIS), will no longer take individual-specific referrals or provide in-
person training. DDRS is in the process of identifying how to continue providing the seating

A complete list of Outreach Fact Sheets and Reminders are available online at Additionally, Outreach Services will continue to post
important updates and resources online at

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