FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        

Southwest District Health, in partnership with Lifeways Inc., is working on opening a crisis center which has been named the Western Idaho Community Crisis Center. The crisis center will serve adults in need of mental health and substance use disorder crisis services. The center will provide outpatient acute stabilization and connect people in need with community resources. Services will be provided for a maximum stay of 23hours/ 59 minutes and will be open 24/7 365 days a year. The center is located at 524 Cleveland Blvd., Suite 160, Caldwell, ID 83605. The crisis center is a key part of community integration which will allow those in crisis and with limited or no access to outpatient services an alternative to hospitalization and jail. Lifeways staff will assess each individual’s needs to ensure the crisis center is the best place for care for them. The center will be open in April 2019 and was made possible by the generous support and engagement of community members across the region.

Southwest District Health serves Adams, Canyon, Gem, Owyhee, Payette and Washington Counties. They focus on preventing premature death and disability, protecting the population from emerging health threats, and promoting behaviors that contribute to healthier and longer lives. Lifeways is the largest behavioral health care provider in the region with over 300 employees. Lifeways is licensed to serve in Idaho and is certified to provide mental health and addiction services by the States of Oregon and Idaho.

The center is currently in need of donations to cover cost for items needed to become operational. For more information, please reach out to Cristina Froude at or by calling (208) 455-5373.