As the number of behavioral health crises in our communities rises week over week over week, and has been since the onset of COVID-19, 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.
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.
By the Numbers
Fewer than 4% of all 911 calls are related to violent crime.
The most common calls received to 911 are reporting alarms going off, motor vehicle violations, disorderly conduct, and domestic disputes.
Of all nonviolent incidents reported to 911, the most common request is for some type of welfare check.