Lorain County Crisis Receiving Center Rendering

Lorain County Crisis Receiving Center

Rendering of the Crisis Receiving Center being constructed next door to The Nord Center’s South Broadway facility

A new model for behavioral health crisis care in Lorain County

As of December 2023, construction has started on the new Lorain County Crisis Receiving Center (LCCRC).  The LCCRC is based on an innovative model which offers a “no wrong door” access for people in mental health or addiction crisis. The Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services (MHARS) Board will own the building and will contract with local mental health and substance use disorder agencies to provide the services offered at the facility.

Specifically, the LCCRC will have two floors and include 32 beds for short term care: half for people with mental health issues and half for those with addiction issues. To offer this care, the LCCRC will be staffed by mental health and addiction specialists, including those with lived experience, who are best able to assist when a person is in crisis. Not only is this center based on a best practice model used successfully elsewhere in the country, but also its presence will allow more people to get inpatient treatment for alcohol or drug dependence and mental health crisis in Lorain County.

While the Crisis Receiving Center is under construction, check this page regularly for updated progress pictures.

Construction Progress