The Crisis Residential Treatment programs serve clients who are recovering from a behavioral health crisis. This program is designed to provide intensive behavioral health supports in a home like environment as a voluntary alternative to hospitalization.  We operate four Crisis Residential locations in Santa Clara County, each of which has 14-16 clients and its own care team of providers.

The Crisis Residential team provides:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Customized treatment plans
  • Medication support
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Life skills classes

What to Expect:

  • 1.

    You are referred to our program by your case manager, a hospital worker, or a custody worker.

  • 2.

    After your referral form is approved, an intake coordinator comes to you for a brief interview.

  • 3.

    If it seems like this partnership will work, we’ll get more paperwork from your case manager and place you at one of our four Crisis Residential sites.

  • 4.

    Your stay lasts about a month. While you’re here, you work closely with our team to stabilize your symptoms, learn coping skills, and build support before transitioning back into your community.

Who Is Eligible?

To be eligible for adult residential services, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • You have a behavioral health diagnosis.
  • You have active Santa Clara County Medi-Cal or no insurance.
  • You can live safely in a community-based facility.

Step by Step

  • 1.

    All referrals for the Crisis Residential program must be processed through Santa Clara County.

  • 2.

    If you are a case manager, corrections officer, or healthcare worker interested in referring a client, please contact Momentum’s central intake team at 408-510-7080 or email Martha Ramirez at

Certification Information

The Crisis Residential units are staffed by nurses, psychiatrists, therapists, case managers, and other behavioral health practitioners.

Each of Momentum’s crisis residential programs are licensed by Community Care Licensing and certified by the Department of Health Care Services as social rehabilitation programs.


Most clients stay in Momentum for Health’s Crisis Residential program for about 30 days, although we are certified to care for clients for up to 89 days at a time. We focus on building life skills and coping skills to help prevent clients from returning to the hospital or justice system.

Take the Next Step

If you’re interested in the Crisis Residential program, please speak with your case manager or corrections officer.

Day in the Life

As a client in the Crisis Residential program, you attend daily group sessions and weekly therapy appointments. 

You are encouraged to help in our community in some way (for example, preparing meals). You will participate in groups and activities and show up for medication administration as you are able. If you need help with any of these tasks, our staff is here to support you.

You also can participate in educational and recreational activities, like hikes, cultural activities, health education events, and group meetings. You can also participate in programs like Alcoholics Anonymous if they’re a fit for your needs.

We don’t usually provide overnight passes, but you may be able to receive day passes depending on your individual needs.