Community Mobile Response Teams
The Behavioral Health Services Department is committed to providing wellness and recovery through comprehensive, well-planned programs and services that aim to meet the needs of the beneficiary, families, or community throughout Santa Clara County.
The County developed five mobile response program teams supporting various levels of risk and age groups to provide effective and compassionate crisis intervention to beneficiaries, families and the community who exhibit mental health symptoms and may be at risk for self-harm or harm to others and reduce hospitalizations and unnecessary incarcerations whenever possible.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- Post-Crisis follow-up with individuals and families
- Referral and resource linkage, and coordination of care
- Mental health evaluations and assessments of individuals and families
- Crisis intervention, de-escalation, safety planning
- Hospital, Inpatient Facility, Homelessness, and Incarceration diversion
- Connect parents/caregivers to community supports
- Identification of coping strategies
- Stabilization Services
- Evaluate and assess for 5150 Criteria
The teams are made up of different types of practitioners and workforce members, including licensed and unlicensed waivered Clinicians, Master of Social Work (MSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT), Family Specialists, and Peer Support Workers with training and expertise in crisis response who may work closely with law enforcement, crisis hotlines, the community and family members to deliver the best services possible.