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Responding with


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After years of COVID and the opioid crisis, the time is right RIGHT NOW for northeast Ohio to finally invest in the completion of our continuum of crisis services. 

25-50% of people killed by police are in a behavioral health crisis.

100% of people in a health crisis deserve a healthcare-based response.

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REACH is a grassroots coalition with the aim of establishing a care response program for broad use in northeast Ohio, and diversifying the resources available to our community in moments of crisis, conflict, and poor health. 



All people deserve the opportunity to access social services and healthcare services safely, always. 


All people deserve the opportunity to mediate crises in their families, neighborhoods and communities without involving the police. 


All people deserve the opportunity to connect with critical resources across our city, county, and region that improve their quality of life.


All people deserve dignity, empathy, and equity in their interactions with public safety and healthcare systems.

What could care response look like in Cuyahoga County?

Dr. Mark Hurst prepared a report of 19 recommendations for the Cuyahoga ADAMHS Board on how to start a care response pilot; read it here.

Policy Matters Ohio and REACH teamed up to survey directly impacted community members on what they want care response to look like; read it here.

REACH advocates for care response because it will help respond to racism as a public health crisis; read more here.

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