Reimagining Community Response to Crisis
Britt Urban from PDX Street Response
Portland Street Response (PSR), modeled after the CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On the Streets) program in Eugene, is a new program helping to reimagine our first responder system. Traditionally our system has sent police or the fire department to 911 calls related to mental health, substance use or other behavioral crises. PSR is in its pilot year and is aiming to be an alternative responder in these types of situations. Britt Urban, the mental health clinician with PSR, will be here to talk about PSR’s current services, the need for this type of crisis response, and the future of the program.
The Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist Congregation will be joining us for this service.