Every year, nearly 1,000 children in crisis are Baker Acted and brought to CHI’s adult Crisis Stabilization Unit. They are screened and processed before awaiting transfer to the appropriate facility. Sometimes this can take 10-12 hours or even days before a child is transferred to the next available bed, some as far away as Broward County. This severe shortage of children’s crisis centers means families may need to drive 100 miles or more to see their child. Children are suffering under this lack of access, and the tragic news headlines show the extent of the damage.