180+ programs worldwide provide civilian mental health mobile crisis services. These programs respond without the police to people experiencing mental health crises (various forms and severity) in the community.
The map below shows where the programs we’ve identified are located. Scroll in and around the map, learn about the programs, help us identify more of them, & reach out if you see an error. It’ll be updated continuously. Click HERE for an Excel list of programs (thanks to Frankie Wunschel at Vera for generating spreadsheets).
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.
Peer+: Teams with a designated spot for a peer worker who is paired with clinicians and/or crisis workers. Examples are Fairbanks’ MCT, Washington’s CRT, Salt Lake City’s MCOT, & San Diego’s MCRT.
Mutual Aid: Teams staffed entirely by community members and volunteers who are trained to respond to crises. Examples are MH First in Oakland & Sacramento.
Undetermined/ In Development: Programs that either don’t have sufficient information to categorize into a program type or are in the pre-implementation stage.