This first report in a series from the National League of Cities focuses on how local leadership addresses the interrelated challenges of mental illness, substance use and homelessness. This report focuses on communities that have implemented innovative programs to divert individuals in crisis to treatment and services rather than law enforcement sanctions. The report describes communities who have implemented partnerships between first responders and behavioral health service providers, police and fire department referral to treatment programs, and regional dedicated emergency psychiatric facilities.
Funding Source: Arnold Ventures & National League of Cities
Mental Illness, Substance Use, and Homelessness: Advancing Coordinated Solutions Through Local Leadership
The first in a series of reports that feature innovative local programs that address the interrelated challenges of mental illness, substance use and homelessness from the National League of Cities