Craig 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.
Help individuals in crisis achieve stability.
Save critical hours for law enforcement and emergency responders to spend more time protecting the community.
Free up space in local jails and emergency departments by reducing hospitalizations and arrests.
Serve as a hub between community, medical, prevention and intervention services.
Promote Economic Development
Bring more than 160 jobs to the region.
Meet Our Team
Crisis Care Center in the Media
Birmingham Business Journal
October 14, 2022
The Birmingham Business Journal
May 20, 2022
The Opelika Observer
October 13, 2021
Alabama Political Reporter
October 5, 2021
Ivey announces Birmingham area crisis center – ‘will go a long way in improving mental health care in Alabama’
October 4, 2021
Meet Dr. Richard Craig, the Crisis Care Center namesake
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.”
JBS Mental Health Authority Executive Director
Below are downloadable resources you can share with referral sources or others in the community that may need more information on the Crisis Care Center.
401 Beacon Parkway West
Birmingham AL 35209
Opening Fall 2022
JBS Mental Health Authority
940 Montclair Rd.
Birmingham AL 35213
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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.