For almost two decades the US has been battling an “opioid epidemic”. In Hartford, CT, street outreach workers with the Connecticut Harm Reduction Alliance (CTHRA) respond to opioid overdoses alongside police, fire and EMS. In this episode, Mark Jenkins, CTHRA Founder and Executive Director, talks about their work on the frontlines preventing fatal overdoses.
Episode #3: Communications Technology for Crisis Call Centers | Twilio.org
Twilio.org's Crisis Response Team is leading the charge in developing low-code communications tools for crisis response groups and call centers of all sizes. In today's episode, we chat with Devin Brooks, program manager for Twilio.org's crisis response initiatives.
Episode #2: Mental Health Crises in Austin | Integral Care
Integral Care's Expanded Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (EMCOT) works with the City of Austin first responders to divert jail bookings and emergency department (ED) admissions by providing real-time response for mental health crisis emergency calls. They provide short-term community-based interventions to stabilize a person in a psychiatric crisis and connect them with Integral Care services or other appropriate care.
Episode #1: Violence Intervention in Hartford | Hartford Communities That Care
Hartford Communities That Care is Connecticut's pre-eminent violence intervention program, responding to more than 2,000 violent crimes. Hartford Communities That Care provides crisis response, mental health and supportive programs to improve the lives of youth and adult victims of crime and their families.