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Crisis Stabilization

Frank M. Gaines Center CSU

Referral Number: (502) 561-1072  

FAX: (502) 589-5369 

The Gaines Center Crisis Stabilization Unit, which opened in 1995, was Kentucky’s first residential, community-based crisis unit. Until Wellspring opened the David J. Block Center,

it remained as this region’s only such program. In 2005, the Gaines CenterCSU received the Mental Health Association of Kentucky’s prestigious Philip P. Ardery Award, honoring ten years of urgent, ongoing psychiatric care and treatment in a community setting.  The Gaines Center CSU houses eight men and women, in a homelike setting at the edge of downtown Louisville. Admissions are accepted seven days a week. 

David J. Block Center CSU

Referral Number: (502) 561-1072

FAX: (502) 561-1089 

The David J. Block Center provides eight crisis stabilization beds. When it opened in 2007, this site doubled Wellspring’s previous capacity. The David J. Block Center, situated in downtown Louisville, serves both men and women.  Admissions are accepted seven days a week.

Outcomes for the Frank M. Gaines Center CSU and David J. Block Center CSU

Of the 453 adult clients served in FY 2011:

  • 97% were treated without the need for hospitalization
  • 72% experienced a 20% or greater reduction in psychiatric symptoms
  • 81% of those surveyed experienced a reduction in symptoms of depression
  • 82% achieved their treatment goals
  • 94% felt they had improved during their stay at the crisis center
  • The average length of stay was 9 days in FY 2011