Resource and Crisis Center

1200 N Telegraph Rd., Bldg. 32E Pontiac, MI 48341

The Resource and Crisis Center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and includes the following services:

  • Oakland Assessment and Crisis Intervention Service (OACIS)
  • 24-hour Resource and Crisis Helpline—telephone, online chat, and text access to confidential counseling, crisis intervention, debriefing, information and referrals.*
    Crisis Chat and Text is available Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Crisis Residential Unit (CRU) – 11 bed short term (up to 14 days) stay for adults with mental illness and substance use disorders as an alternative to psychiatric in-patient hospitalization.
  • Oakland Crisis Intervention and Recovery Team (OCRIT) – 12 hour per day mobile crisis team, primarily focused on alternatives to emergency department use or psychiatric in-patient hospitalization.
  • Victim Assistance Program—24-hour access to counselors and advocates for victims of crime, domestic and sexual abuse and workplace violence.  Assistance includes on-site advocacy, death notification, personal protection order assistance and accompaniment of victims to hospitals, police stations and court rooms. For more information, please use the following resources:

    Crisis Chat: Click here for chat access
    Crisis Helpline: 1-800-231-1127

  • Legal Clinic—free consultations, informed recommendations and referrals are given without direct representation for any legal matter.  Clients are seen on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis.  The clinics are held weekly the following days/times/locations: 

    Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Patrons must sign in by 7:30 p.m.)
    Common Ground Administration Offices
    1410 S. Telegraph Rd
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

    Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Oakland County Law Library
    1200 N. Telegraph Rd.
    West Wing Extension, second floor
    Pontiac, MI 48341

  • Kevin’s Law Project—works with Oakland County Probate Court to provide psychiatric assessments and community liaison for persons seeking Kevin’s Law (assisted outpatient treatment) orders.*

*Funded by Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority