Mental Health Crisis Response Teams

Immediate therapeutic intervention for mental illness and substance abuse crises. After receiving a call from law enforcement, therapists provide on-site, face-to-face risk assessments in order to prevent hospitalization, protective custody, and/or incarceration. Therapists also follow up with individuals to provide necessary referrals in order to prevent future crises. In Pottawattamie County, Iowa the program is called MHCRT (Mental Health Crisis Response Team). In Cass and Sarpy counties in Nebraska, the program is know as ASAP (Assessment, Support, and Prevention).

Eligibility: Services are available 24/7 at no cost to law enforcement in Shelby, Cass, Harrison, Monona, Page, Fremont, Montgomery, Mills, and Pottawattamie counties in Iowa and Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy counties in Nebraska.