Non Emergency – Crisis Diversion Team (REACH Edmonton)
DIAL 211- Press 3
The 24/7 Crisis Diversion Team helps people experiencing nonemergency crisis get to a safe place, freeing up police and emergency medical services to respond to more critical events. 24/7 Crisis Diversion program contributes to the decriminalization of poverty, mental health and addiction by supporting people to connect with appropriate resources versus engagement with police, justice and corrections. Assisting individuals who are:
- likely to come to harm without some intervention
- experiencing a mental health or non-emergency medical crisis
- and / or intoxicated or otherwise impaired
“Crisis Diversion reduces stigma by shifting the conversation about social issues so that the safety of marginalized people is paramount. Instead of public intoxication being a moral failure, for instance, or mental health symptoms being something frightening, they are now regarded as expressions of vulnerability. Crucially, with “Just Call 211” the community feels empowered to respond.” – Jared Tkachuk, Manager 24/7 Outreach & Support Services
a 24-hour mobile assistance program for vulnerable individuals who need immediate assistance
assistance in crisis situations to minimize negative outcomes
supportive transportation for those facing multiple barriers
assertive support and referrals through warm handoffs to social service agencies
Aimed at reducing inappropriate referrals to emergency and police services.
Affiliation: Partnered with Boyle Street Community Services, Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region, 211, and Hope Mission. Key Provider: outreach workers
If there is an emergency in progress and someone is at imminent risk, call 911.
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