Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
ChAMPS (Child and Adolescent Mobile Psychiatric Service) is an emergency response service for children, teenagers and adolescent adults who are having a mental health or behavioral health crisis. We come to your home or your child’s school the same day at no charge to you. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for children and youth ages 6 to 17. We also serve children ages 18 to 21 if they are in the care and custody of DC Child and Family Services Agency.
Our team will provide in-home assistance when appropriate or arrange temporary placement in a respite home or other emergency setting as needed. The team also will assess whether a child’s behavior poses a danger, requiring possible psychiatric inpatient hospitalization.