Applewood is the MRSS Provider in Lorain County

MRSS is a short-term, intensive community-based support program that can include: safety assessments, de-escalation, skill building and linkage to ongoing support. It is FREE to families in Lorain County with children ages 2-20. The program's goal is to keep kids in their homes and with their families, and to ensure families are connected to appropriate and adequate resources.

A hallmark of MRSS is that the team responds to a family-defined crisis. If the caller/family deems the situation worthy of intervention, the team is deployed. The MRSS team is comprised of licensed mental health professionals, non-licensed trained mental health staff and peer support providers. In addition to the initial crisis response, the program also offers up to 6 weeks of stabilization services if needed.

Examples of common issues that MRSS staff can help with include:

  • Escalating emotional or behavioral issues
  • Mental health issues
  • Substance use concerns
  • Physical or emotional trauma
  • School truancy
  • Running away from home
  • Caregiver/child conflict
  • Suicidal thoughts

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