220+ programs worldwide provide civilian mental health mobile crisis services. These programs respond without the police to people experiencing mental health crises in the community.
The map below shows where the programs are located. Scroll in and around the map, learn about the programs, & help identify more.
Programs are categorized into 6 types based on their staffing composition:
Clinician: Teams staffed entirely by formally educated mental health professionals who are usually required to be professionally qualified or officially licensed. Examples are Rochester’s PIC, Los Angeles’ PMRT, Baltimore’s Mobile Crisis Teams, Connecticut’s Mobile Crisis Intervention Services, Albuquerque’s BHR, & Red Deer’s Social Diversion Team.
Medic+: Teams comprised of a medic (e.g., EMT, paramedic) paired with mental health clinicians, crisis workers, and/or peer workers. Examples are Eugene’s CAHOOTS, Denver’s STAR, New York City’s B-HEARD, Portland’s Street Response, Anchorage‘s MCT, & San Fransisco’s SCRT.
Crisis Worker: Teams staffed by people with a blend of formal education, professional experience, and personal backgrounds. Peer workers are often included in the mix. Examples are Olympia’s CRU, Atlanta’s PAD, Chicago’s FACT, & Toronto’s CCS.
Undetermined/ In Development: Programs that either don’t have sufficient information to categorize into a program type or are in the pre-implementation stage.