Long Island Veterans Services Directory

Agency Title:
Association for Mental Health & Wellness - Crisis Respite

Category: Family Support
Contact Name: Wilkens Young
Contact Phone: (631) 924- 8088 x 1602


A 24-hour, peer-supported Crisis Respite and support services program for Veterans who are experiencing risk symptoms such as those associated with mental health challenges of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury. The Crisis Respite program operates at the John J. Lynch Veterans Place Shelter in Yaphank and provides a safe milieu for Veterans experiencing distress.

Such a respite can, where indicated, be instead of psychiatric hospitalization and can help bolster a connection or a plan for more aggressive peer support and professional intervention.

For additional information or to make a referral, contact Wilkens Young, Director of Veterans Programs by telephone at (631) 924-8088 or email at wilkens.young@clubhouseofsuffolk.org

Web Site: http://www.mhaw.org/scuv/programs.htm- Click Here