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Centerstone Kentucky opens The Living Room, a Diversion Program for Adults in Crisis

Centerstone Kentucky’s new diversion program, The Living Room, has now opened. Intended to be a safe, calming space for adults in crisis, Centerstone Kentucky hopes to divert up to 90% of people in crisis from jail, the emergency room, or inpatient hospitalization. The Living Room was made possible with the support of The Louisville Metro Council.

The Living Room is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is located at 708 Magazine Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40203.

The Living Room is currently in a pilot phase and open only for District 4 Louisville Metro Police Department drop-off. As the program expands, Centerstone Kentucky plans to make it accessible to additional LMPD Districts and the wider community.

Living Room Services Provided:

• Peer support (persons with lived experience that have a mental illness or substance use disorder).
• Referrals to community resources and treatment programs.
• Health and vital checks.

CRISIS OR AFTER

Tony Zipple, Centerstone Kentucky’s President and CEO, says, “The Living Room is an innovative and compassionate response for our community. This new program, currently in a pilot phase, will connect those in need to critical community resources, The Living Room gets to the heart of our noble purpose: Delivering Care that Changes People’s Lives.”

Louisville Metro Police often find themselves on the front lines with people who are in need of what the Living Room can offer, said Police Chief Steve Conrad. “This partnership creates a much-needed resource for our community,” Conrad said. “Not everyone needs a jail cell or hospital bed and this will provide an opportunity to get clients the resources they need.”

Centerstone Kentucky, formerly Seven Counties Services, is the largest non-hospital not-for-profit employer in the Metro Louisville area, employing almost 1,500 people and serving Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky. The organization offers a full range of mental health services, substance use disorder treatments and intellectual and developmental disabilities services. Centerstone Kentucky is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and nationally recognized for innovative and effective services and treatments. For more information about The Living Room, please visit our website, or call (502) 589-1100.