Cayuga County partners with Liberty Resources to provide crisis respite in Cayuga County for individuals 18 years or older experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis that can be safely diverted from the hospital. Please note, Individuals cannot be using or under the influence of illicit drugs or alcohol. Liberty Resources manages 3 other respites in Madison, Onondaga and Oswego Counties. The respite stay is a therapeutic/home-like setting and can serve as a break from an individual’s current environment and/or a step down from an psychiatric inpatient stay. The respite focuses on crisis response, planning, referrals and linkages informed by a comprehensive assessment with emphasis on 8 Dimensions of Wellness.
To refer and get more information about bed availability, call 1-855-778-1900. If deemed eligible and a bed is available, respite will be available 2-8hrs later.
Please note: Respite was previously accessed with a SPOA referral. Respite is now available by calling the number above instead of a SPOA referral.