Crisis Diversion Facility (CDF)

The Crisis Diversion Facility (CDF) is a residential treatment facility within the Crisis Solutions Center at 1600 S. Lane Street. It serves as a voluntary hospital and jail diversion for adults experiencing an acute, imminent behavioral health crisis. CDF provides a safe space away from the crisis environment where individuals may focus on basic needs and stabilization and identifying tangible case management goals with the aim of resolving the current crisis and preventing or limiting future crises. 

During the 72 hours when clients may stay at the CDF we can connect them to longer-term services and create positive support systems. CDF is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Eligible clients are King County residents who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, willing to accept voluntary services and able to be in and maintain behavioral control. They must be referred by law enforcement, fire personnel, Designated Crisis Responders (DCR), Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) or hospital emergency departments. 

Services include: intake assessment, intensive case management, peer services, optional substance use disorder (SUD) screenings and assessments, group therapy, safety planning, psychiatric evaluation, medication monitoring, discharge planning, safety planning, coordination of care with new and/or existing providers and direct transportation to and from goal-oriented appointments. 

CDF staffing is 34 FTEs. The facility operates under a contract with King County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD), with funding from MIDD. MIDD, an acronym for Mental Illness and Drug Dependency, is managed and operated by BHRD and funded by a countywide 0.1% sales tax. It was created specifically for behavioral health services, including mental health and substance use disorder programs.