Please Note: Beginning Monday, March 16 2020, the Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) has reopened and is available 24/7 to youth in the community experiencing a mental health crisis. Edgewood is deeply grateful for the many members of the community whose advocacy allowed us to reopen this important service to the youth of San Francisco and surrounding communities.

What is this?

Edgewood’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) provides youth and families a safe, structured, child-friendly and supportive place to address mental health needs. The CSU was created in conjunction with the San Francisco Department of Public Health to evaluate and triage children and youth ages 5-17 experiencing psychiatric crises.

Currently, most children in crisis situations end up in emergency facilities that are inadequately prepared to manage children experiencing a non-medical, emotional crisis.


What services do you offer?

Edgewood’s staff specializes in serving children and families. The CSU offers child-focused evaluation and intervention in a family-friendly setting. We offer a wide range of services including:

  • Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation and risk assessment
  • Medical screening
  • Collaborative treatment planning with an individualized, strength-based focus
  • Crisis stabilization and prevention
  • Discharge planning including linkage with community supports and services
  • Coping skills building and safety planning
  • Parent and guardian support and education

Our multidisciplinary team provides nursing and clinical care 24/7.

Who is this for?

Youth experiencing a psychiatric crisis in the city and county of San Francisco, or who need immediate crisis evaluation and stabilization services can come to the CSU.

For more information:


Director: Liz Siliato, LMFT


Clinical Manager: Lisa Neves, LCSW


Referrals are accepted 24/7 by phone or on site. The CSU works in partnership with Several departments including SF Unified School District, Kaiser, SFPD and Child Crisis.