Craig Crisis Care Center

Alabama’s Region II Crisis Care Center is a temporary place for individuals, 19 or older, who are actively experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Crisis Care Centers provide a stronger continuum of care in the mental health community, establishing an essential link between those who need care and the organizations who provide that care. As a dedicated place for individuals experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, this facility provides rapid stabilization and helps connect individuals with the inpatient or outpatient care they need.
Crisis Care Center

Why It Matters

No one is immune to the impact of mental health or substance use, and our community lacks effective resources to properly care for these individuals. The Region II Crisis Care Center will be a designated place for communities, law enforcement, first responders and families to provide them with the professional services they need.

Eliminate Stigma

Eliminate Stigma

Help individuals in crisis achieve stability.

Save Time

Save Time

Save critical hours for law enforcement and emergency responders to spend more time protecting the community.

Alleviate Burdens

Alleviate Burdens

Free up space in local jails and emergency departments by reducing hospitalizations and arrests.

Link Communities

Link Communities

Serve as a hub between community, medical, prevention and intervention services.

Promote Economic Development

Promote Economic Development

Bring more than 160 jobs to the region.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Sabrina Scott

Dr. Sabrina Scott

Crisis Care Center Director

Karmen Story

Karmen Story

Clinical Manager

Marcus Shoddie

Marcus Shoddie

Crisis Services Coordinator

Martina Cephas-Kpana

Martina Cephas-Kpana

Crisis Operation Manager

Eric Lewis

Eric Lewis

Nurse Manager

Brandon Tindle

Brandon Tindle

IT Manager

Construction Updates

Crisis Care Center in the Media

Meet Dr. Richard Craig, the Crisis Care Center namesake

Dr. Richard Craig Quote

 A veteran mental health trailblazer and advocate for Alabama’s Crisis System of Care, Dr. Richard Craig served as the executive director of JBS Mental Health Authority for 23 years. A few of his career highlights include:

  • Winning the NAMI Alabama Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 and the Annual Alabama Institute for Recovery H.O.P.E. Award in 2011.
  • Tripling JBS’s budget from $15 million in 1996 to nearly $45 million when he retired in 2019.
  • Introducing many impactful services to JBS, some of which were later adopted by others across the state, including the MOM Apartment Program (meals, observation and medication residential model), the First Episode Psychosis Program and many others.

“Throughout his tenure at JBS, Dr. Craig’s tremendous leadership and enthusiasm for implementing new mental health services has positively impacted countless individuals and families across the state. We look forward to continuing the great legacy he has built in the mental health care sector through the opening of the Craig Crisis Care Center.”

Jim Crego
JBS Mental Health Authority Executive Director

Resources

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Crisis Care Center
401 Beacon Parkway West
Birmingham AL 35209
Phone – Coming Soon

Opening Fall 2022 

JBS Mental Health Authority
940 Montclair Rd.
Birmingham AL 35213

205.595.4555 Office
205.592.3539 Fax

info@jbsmha.com

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JBS Mental Health Authority is a participating facility in the National Health Service Corps. No one will be denied access to the services we provide due to an inability to pay, and we use a discounted/sliding fee schedule to determine charges for each person.

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