Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets
For thirty years, CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) has been providing mobile crisis intervention. Lately, the program has attracted notice, from national news media as well as from communities across the country.
- CAHOOTS At 30 Pt. II: As Services Expand, Other Cities Take Note Of Its Intervention Model – KLCC, July 3, 2019
- CAHOOTS At 30 Pt. I: Crisis Response Teams ‘Assume Nothing’ – KLCC, July 2, 2019
- Calling the cops on someone with mental illness can go terribly wrong. What if we sent mental health experts instead of police? – Vox, July 1, 2019
- Florence Police Chief Tom Turner is recommending a CAHOOTS crisis response model for their community – Siuslaw News, June 2019
- Denver Police Testing Idea Of Civilian Teams Responding To Some 911 Calls – CBS Denver, June 2019
- A new answer to 911? – KGW8 Portland, May 2019
- All about CAHOOTS – Mental Health Portland, May 2019
- Concerned about police response times, Mayor Wheeler eyes Eugene’s CAHOOTS program – KATU Portland, May 2019
From California to New York, people are looking for strategic guidance and training so they can replicate CAHOOTS’ success as an innovative model for reducing the risk of violent civilian/police encounters.
Help Expand CAHOOTS
To celebrate our fiftieth, we’re growing our programs, demonstrating our commitment to serving low income, under-resourced community members. In response to burgeoning community need, we are expanding the hours of CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets) mobile crisis services, which responded to over 23,000 calls in 2018, saving an estimated $6M in emergency medical services costs alone.