Acute Crisis Units are state-run facilities that provide short-term residential treatment to people with developmental disabilities in crisis. They are also called STAR facilities. STAR stands for Stabilization Training Assistance Reintegration. Only 5 people can live at each home. These homes are at Porterville DC, Canyon Springs, and other locations, but have different services and follow different rules. Some people confuse these Units with DCs. But, they are short-term placements and are meant for you to return to the community as soon as possible.
There are several Acute Crisis Units serving northern, southern, and central California. Some serve children, while others only serve adults.
You can live in an Acute Crisis Unit for up to 13 months. But, your IPP team must start planning for your discharge back into the community as soon as you arrive.