Natale Crisis Residential Program Mental Health Support

Established in 2005, the Crisis Residential Program (CRP) at Natale provides a safe, structured setting where adult patients with urgent/emergency psychiatric needs can receive crisis stabilization. The CRP at Natale provides interim rehabilitative care and support to individuals with mental illness as a diversion to more restrictive inpatient admissions. This comprehensive, voluntary residential treatment program is effective for stabilizing symptoms and providing a basis for on-going aftercare treatment for individuals with severe mental illness.

The psychiatric rehabilitation programs within the residential component embody best practices and Community Support Programs (CSP) values. The CRP at Natale is licensed by the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Located at the Leaman Center on Elwyn’s 400-acre Media campus, the CRP at Natale is a short-term program for adults with a mental illness in an acute phase. The first-of-its-kind in Delaware County, the CRP at Natale is a therapeutic treatment option for individuals with acute psychiatric disorders not meeting criteria for inpatient admission, who need a structured environment for mental health support, stabilization and rehabilitation. The CRP at Natale offers a multi-disciplinary evaluation and rapid stabilization, with the result that individuals can avoid more costly and restrictive inpatient hospitalization.

All persons admitted to the CRP at Natale receive 24 hour a day supervision with clinical interventions and psychiatric rehabilitation principals that are highly individualized and targeted to specific symptoms and/or behaviors. The appropriate candidate for the CRP Program will be 18 years of age or older, have a primary mental health and/or co-occurring diagnosis, and does not meet criteria for inpatient hospitalization. Natale CRP is based on the principle that all people, including those with special challenges in life, deserve opportunities to build independent and meaningful lives based on personal choices and individual goals.


  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Physical health assessment
  • Drug/alcohol assessment
  • Treatment planning
  • Medication management & education
  • Therapeutic services
  • Case management
  • Discharge planning
  • Recovery education

Referrals for individuals needing mental health support at the CRP program can be made 24 hours a day by calling (610) 891-2324.

Contact Info:

Leonard Thompkins, Director
(610) 891-7331