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News - July 22, 2022

Mobile crisis van to launch

Mental health team to address crises without police

by Sue Dremann

Santa Clara County has teamed up with two mental health providers to bring sorely needed mobile mental health crisis services to Palo Alto, Mountain View and other cities in the northern and west valley areas of the county as soon as October, Supervisor Joe Simitian announced Monday.

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Posted by Marie
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jul 19, 2022 at 11:04 am

Marie is a registered user.

Thank you Supervisor Simitian. The TRUST program sounds great. I hope it will soon be 24/7 and will accept referrals from 911 calls as is done in Eugene OR with their highly successful CAHOOTS program. When needed, police are called. In 2021, out of 18,106 responses by CAHOOTS, only 301 required additional help from the Eugene police department. Just google CAHOOTS Eugene OR to see the statistics. Let's save our police for the far more important work they are trained for and let mental health professionals do the job they are trained for.

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