Frequently Asked Questions
The crisis center will be located on a 3.046-acre parcel of land owned by ADAMH in south Franklinton. The property is in the West Edge area, south of Harmon Avenue, east of South Souder Avenue, and north of Buchanan Drive.
Harmon Avenue was the most desirable location for the crisis center based on zip code analysis of individuals experiencing crises, law enforcement and EMS runs, and ease of access and proximity to emergency departments.
The total capital budget for the crisis center is $59.9 million.
The total capital budget estimate was developed with a building design working group, which included experts from Franklin County and the Franklin County adult-serving hospital systems in addition to first responders and individuals with lived experiences. Ultimately, industry standards for cost per square foot were used to calculate the final estimate.
In response to increased costs due to inflation and increased labor costs, the budget was increased from $50 million to $59.9 million. This increase was evaluated to ensure that we continue to responsibly manage costs while still protecting the community vision for the center.
The Franklin County Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Center is being funded by public and private investment.
ADAMH has secured more than $55.62 million in resources from federal, state and local partners. ADAMH leveraged this extraordinary investment with more than $6.6 million in philanthropic support and is working to close the remaining gap.
For a current list of funders, please visit: https://adamhfranklin.org/crisis-center/crisis-center-funders/
The crisis center is set to open to the public in 2024.
The target population for the crisis center is adults ages 18 and older who are experiencing a mental health or addiction-related crisis in Franklin County, regardless of immigration, residency, or insurance status.
A “no-wrong-door” approach means that whenever someone arrives at the center, they will be welcomed and will receive appropriate services and supports.
While planning is still underway, the current estimate is for an approximately 72,000-square-foot building that will be designed with a calming, welcoming environment that prioritizes patient treatment and care.
ADAMH has selected RI International to serve as the presumed operator of the crisis center and has contracted with RI International for planning and consultancy leading up to the crisis center’s opening in 2024. RI International is a global organization with more than 50 programs throughout the United States and abroad. Their crisis services focus on recovery orientation, trauma-informed care, significant use of peer staff, a commitment to Zero Suicide/Suicide Safer Care, strong commitments for consumers and staff, and a collaboration with law enforcement and first responders.