Crisis and Emergency Services

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  • Armed Forces Emergency Services (1)
    TM-0500

    Armed Forces Emergency Services

    TM-0500

    Programs operated by organizations such as the American Red Cross that help military personnel stay in touch with their families following the birth of a child, the death or serious illness of a family member or other family emergency.
  • Community Disaster Education (1)
    TH-1700.2000-150

    Community Disaster Education

    TH-1700.2000-150

    Programs, activities and materials provided by organizations like the American Red Cross and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that educate the public and help individuals and families prepare in advance for a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. Community disaster education provides general planning and safety information for a variety of risks including fires, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, heat waves and winter storms; and delineates concrete steps that people can take to inform themselves of the disasters most likely to occur in their area, develop and practice a disaster plan, purchase emergency supplies, secure their property and be ready to work as a team with family members and neighbors when an incident occurs.
  • Emergency Shelter (1)
    BH-1800

    Emergency Shelter

    BH-1800

    Programs that provide a temporary or transitional place to stay for newcomers, people who are in crisis, or homeless individuals in the community.
  • Mental Health Hotlines (1)
    RP-1500.1400-500

    Mental Health Hotlines

    RP-1500.1400-500

    Programs that provide immediate assistance for people whose emotional distress may range in severity from difficulty in coping with daily pressures to the crisis of a psychotic episode with the objective of defusing the crisis and helping the person develop a plan for establishing linkage with resources for ongoing assistance, if required. Hotline staff are generally available via the telephone, email, live chat, texting and/or instant message (IM).
  • Opioid Detoxification (10)
    RX-1700.1700-500

    Opioid Detoxification

    RX-1700.1700-500

    Programs that specialize in providing detoxification services for people who have a physical dependency on an opioid substance (usually heroin, oxycodone or morphine). Detoxification methods vary but often entail stabilization via prescription medication such as methadone, buprenorphine (Subutex), buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone) or naltrexone administered by medical professionals. Specialized opioid detoxification programs can be either inpatient or outpatient.
  • Psychiatric Mobile Response Teams (47)
    RP-1500.3400-650

    Psychiatric Mobile Response Teams

    RP-1500.3400-650

    Mobile psychiatric emergency teams composed of designated mental health workers (psychiatrists, RN's, MSW's, psychologists, psychiatric technicians) in any combination which intervene in situations where an individual's mental or emotional condition results in behavior which constitutes an imminent danger to him or herself or to another and is unwilling to seek voluntary treatment. These teams are generally operated by county mental health agencies and have the authority to issue an order which authorizes involuntary inpatient hospitalization for up to 72 hours.
  • Red Cross Disaster Service Centers (1)
    TH-2900.1800-700

    Red Cross Disaster Service Centers

    TH-2900.1800-700

    Centers opened by trained Red Cross volunteers to assist people who have sustained damage in a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. Disaster victims meet with caseworkers who assess their needs and supply clothing, rent assistance, beds and bedding, necessary furniture, cooking and eating utensils, occupational supplies, prescription medication, small appliances and other necessities.