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Learn more about care response

Care response has been around for more than 30 years, but many cities are just starting to invest in care response programs and their implementation. Northeast Ohio has been developing better mental and behavioral health crisis services in recent years, but we have more work in front of us in order to create a functional care response program.


What do people in crisis say they actually need or want when it comes to a crisis response and follow-up services?

Policy Matters Ohio coauthored a community survey and report asking community members who are frequent clients of crisis response services what they think about a specialized behavioral health response.

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CAHOOTS in Eugene, OR is often referenced as the longest-standing and most respected care response programs in the country.

Learn more about how White Bird Clinic, Lane County, and the City of Eugene partner to deliver care response to those facing houselessness, addiction, and mental health challenges.


People with mental or behavioral health diagnoses are more likely to be injured or killed in encounters with police than people without such diagnoses.

Harvard Law took a look at the legal and municipal benefits to instituting care response programming.


What does this mean for northeast Ohio? Policy Matters Ohio looked at local needs, resources, and opportunities.

As other programs are developed in cop response and co-response programming, now is the time for northeast Ohio to consider care response programming as well.

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