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Vermont launches statewide enhanced Mobile Crisis program

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Posted: Feb 05, 2024| Categories: Uncategorized

For the fifth consecutive year, VTDigger is excited to work with Vermont Care Partners to promote the much-needed services of its sixteen respective member agencies which, includes NCSS. They also understand how important it is for our elected officials to know how to support the needs of Vermonters.  

This thirteen-week series is a collaboration produced by members of the Vermont Care Partners statewide network of sixteen non-profit, community-based agencies providing mental health, substance use and intellectual and developmental disability support.

Below is the fifth installment of the series from Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont (HCRS) introducing the statewide Enhanced Mobile Crisis program.

Vermont launches statewide enhanced Mobile Crisis program

A new era in mental health & substance use support

Vermont has entered a new era in mental health and substance use support with the statewide launch of a groundbreaking Enhanced Mobile Crisis program (  Marking a shift to an expanded model of crisis intervention, Vermont’s Enhanced Mobile Crisis program bridges gaps in mental health services, providing a seamless link between those in need and immediate assistance.

Timely In-Person Support, 24/7/365

Launched on January 1, 2024, Vermont’s Enhanced Mobile Crisis services provide timely and effective in-person assistance to people facing an emotional, mental health, or substance use crisis. The heart of the program lies in a 2-person, in-person response available around the clock. This limits the need for individuals in mental health emergencies to visit local emergency departments, which might not be the best space for them to receive support.  This model provides another access point for people to receive services when and where it best meets their needs. 

Anne Bilodeau, COO of Health Care & Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), the agency leading this effort, expressed enthusiasm, stating, “This enhanced Mobile Crisis service allows us to expand the ways we support people in the community, providing help when and where it’s needed.”

People who call Enhanced Mobile Crisis can expect support from trained and caring people from within their local community. In certain situations, one of the responders may remain on the phone or connect with the person virtually. Read more by clicking Sponsor Spotlight link …


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