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Street Crisis Response Team Provides Assistance To Homeless People In San Francisco Dealing With Mental Issues !

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San Francisco Street Crisis Response Team Proving To Be Effective

San Francisco Street Crisis Response Team was initiated in San Francisco by Mayor London Breed to help the people in the streets who are dealing with mental problems. The program was started in November 2020 and has proven to be effective for many homeless people. Breed was hoping to provide mental health support to homeless people through this initiative. Moreover, Breed said, “This program can help us break the cycle that all too often keep people going in and out of our emergency rooms and our jails. When the Street Crisis Response Team responds to a call for someone in crisis, they’re able to help with compassion and clinical skills to get people the care and support they need.”

San Francisco Street Crisis Response

Source: The San Francisco Examiner

What Has Been The First Phase Of The San Francisco Street Crisis Response Team All About?

The first phase of the street response team focussed on the Tenderloin district which is crippled by drug addicts and homeless people. The team had to focus on non-violent calls by people suffering from mental health issues particularly those coming from Tenderloin. Moreover, Breed wants to expand the program and turn it into a long-term project. Furthermore, she said, “Changing the way we respond to non-violent calls is going to take works and it’s going to take time. The SCRT is an important first step in our long-term effort to change how we respond to people suffering on our streets.”

San Francisco Street Crisis Response

Source: California News Times

Experts In Behavioral Health Challenges Necessary For The Program, Says  Dr. Grant Colfax

Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of Health revealed that the program requires people who are experienced in dealing with behavioral health changes. Moreover, Colfax said, “Over time, we will build on what we learn from this first team and be able to connect more people in crisis to trauma-informed care.”

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