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Youth Villages Specialized Crisis Services

Specially trained crisis counselors are available 24 hours a day in Tennessee to respond to crises rapidly and effectively.

The Youth Villages Specialized Crisis Services staff provides assessment and evaluation of children and youth, up to age 18, who are experiencing a psychiatric emergency across the state of Tennessee.* 

Begun in June 2003, the program employees more than 60 staff members working from offices and satellite locations statewide.* These locations are strategically located to provide faster response times for calls that require face-to-face crisis assessments.

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  East area: 866-791-9224
  Southeast area: 866-791-9225
  Upper Cumberland area: 866-791-9223
  North Middle area: 866-791-9221
  South Middle area: 866-791-9222
  Rural West area: 866-791-9227
  Memphis area: 866-791-9226
  *Youth Villages is not the crisis services provider in the gray areas on the map. We encourage you to call the Tennessee Statewide Crisis Hotline, 1-855-CRISIS-1 or 1-855 (274-7471). If it is an emergency, call 911.


When do I Call Specialized Crisis Services?
Call for psychiatric emergencies when a child or adolescent:

  • Expresses serious suicidal or homicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Experiences severe depression
  • Exhibits bizarre behavior, disorientation, confusion or hallucinations
  • Acts in a destructive manner or is otherwise out of control

Always call when psychiatric hospitalization is being considered.

Tennessee Statewide Crisis Hotline

1-855-CRISIS-1 or 1-855 (274-7471)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-273-TALK or 1-800 (273-8255)

About Us
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from across the country. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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