Community Residential Care Facilities


DMH CRCF Clients Served

As of August 1, 2013 the South Carolina Department of Mental Health provides services to 1336 clients living in CRCFs across the state. Overall, the Department of Mental Health’s clients use less than 8% of the 16,930 CRCF beds licensed by DHEC.

Of the clients served, over half (62%) are male and 38% are female. More than half (60%) of the clients are African-American and 38% are Caucasian.  The average age of the 1,336 clients served is 56. The majority (85%) of the clients served have a diagnosis of a severe mental illness.

The clients living in CRCFs who receive services from their local mental health center  receive a variety of services including, but not limited to:

  • an array of counseling services,
  • clinical care coordination,
  • and rehabilitation psychosocial programs.

Clients who live in CRCF's may be provided skill building activities in rehabilitation spychosocial programs. The Department of Mental Health’s community mental health centers may also provide training to the CRCF staff on:

  • mental illnesses,
  • medications and their side-effects,
  • rights of residents,
  • communicating effectively,
  • and procedures to follow in case of a psychiatric emergency.

Updated 9-13-13