Safe Harbor

Crisis Residential Services (CSS) and Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS)

Crisis Stabilization Services (CSS)


Crisis Stabilization Services provides a short-term, up to 10-day stay, safe environment, and supportive staff for those who:​

  • are 18 and older who have a mental health diagnosis

  • are experiencing a lapse in their functioning due to an increase in their mental health symptoms

  • are in an sub-acute crisis, have a sub-acute stressor, or is relapsing from a DSM-5 related mental illness

  • mental health crisis stabilization services are determined to be medically necessary but are medically stable

  • are not at imminent risk of suicide and he/she can contract for safety to self and others

  • have the ability to carry out functions of daily living, and provide self-care in completing all ADL’s


Referrals to Crisis Stabilization Services can be made 24/7 by a mental health professional or practitioner under clinical supervision or by contacting the Crisis Line at:  218-828-HELP (4357) and requesting Mobile Crisis Outreach assessment.

Intensive Residential Treatments Services (IRTS)


Intensive Residential Treatment Services provides a long-term, up to-90 day stay, safe environment and supportive staff for those who:

  • are adults age 18 and older who have a mental health diagnosis

  • have a Functional Assessments to determine at what level the individual's mental health and substance use are impacting their ability to function, three or more severe areas of need qualify for an IRTS placement

  • have a LOCUS (Level of Care Utilization Score) score of Level 5 (medically monitored residential services) for IRTS Placement



Referrals to Intensive Residential Treatment Services will be processed within 72 hours.  Referrals may be made online by clicking the link below or call 218-454-3845 to request paper referral forms.

Please be sure to complete both

Safe Harbor IRTS Referral Forms


Form for referring provider

Client Agreement Form

Contact Us:

Phone: (218) 454-3845

Fax: (218) 454-3848


Safe Harbor utilizes a team approach consisting of a consulting psychiatrist, nurses, mental health professionals, practitioners, and certified peer specialists. Safe Harbor is staffed 24/7.

Interventions include:

• Immediate needs assessment

• Identifying the factors that lead to the crisis

• Treatment planning

• Supportive counseling

• Skills training

• Discharge planning

• Collaboration with family and other service providers

• Problem-solving

• Goal-setting

• Learning stress management skills

Services provided include:

• Supportive environment

• Medication administration

• Healthy lifestyles education

• Treatment rehabilitation & support

• Illness management and recovery skills

• Substance use screening, assessment and referrals

• Social and interpersonal skills using the STEPPS model

• Therapeutic Recreation

• Family Education