CRISIS RESPONSE UNITED
Working closely with our social service partners we’re proposing an innovative community-based public safety system to provide mental health first response for crises involving mental illness, homelessness, and addiction.
The CAHOOTS model has been in the spotlight recently as our nation struggles to re-imagine public safety. Using this model as a guide, we seek to create a program that mobilizes a two-person team consisting of an EMT and a QMHP crisis worker who has substantial training and experience in navigating the social service network in our community.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES:
The goals and objectives to address the community’s needs include the following:
• Improved access to social service network for community members at large.
- Key Benefit: significant increase in public health and safety.
• Improved access to care in tandem with existing emergency services
- Key Benefit: robust and comprehensive care for a broad range of non-criminal crises.
• Reduced non-emergent interactions
- Key Benefit: reduced strain on law enforcement and emergency response teams.
• Improved outcomes to address causes of homelessness
- Key Benefit: Reliable, integrated program that supports access to front-line social interventions.
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