Channel Marker, an organization that provides mental health and wellness support for adults and youth with severe mental illness, has implemented a new Residential Crisis Beds service to address the needs of individuals who are seeking stabilization through acute, non-emergent crisis support services.
Recognizing the pressing need for a less traumatic alternative to psychiatric hospitalization on the Mid-Shore, Channel Marker has added an eight-bed crisis facility within its Glebe Park Drive headquarters in Easton.
Currently, the nearest similar crisis facilities are located in Somerset and Anne Arundel Counties, leaving a dearth of treatment options in Talbot, Caroline, and Dorchester Counties. This new facility will allow faster access to appropriate, therapeutic care and ease the burden on local hospitals.
Davis, Bowen & Friedel provided renovations of 2,000 SF to convert existing space into a welcoming, safe environment for eight crisis bedrooms and ancillary spaces.