Crisis Alternative Response of Eureka

Compassionately providing Eureka with community based, high-quality, easy-access mental health and substance use mobile crisis services.

The City of Eureka is excited to introduce the Crisis Alternative Response of Eureka program. This program will work with Eureka Police Department, EPD’s Community Safety Engagement Team, and UPLIFT to ensure appropriate mental health crisis intervention and treatment is available within the community. The program’s team will include mental health clinicians and case managers who will respond to 9-1-1 calls that require mental health crisis intervention, as well as provide patient advocacy and support throughout the process of accessing mental healthcare to those who are in need of it.  They will also provide proactive engagement to members of the community determined to be at risk for requiring emergency services by community partners. CARE will operate in collaboration with and independent of Eureka Police Department to provide high-quality, low-barrier mental health services throughout the City of Eureka. The intention of this program is to reduce barriers to treatment for at-risk individuals and ensure treatment continues beyond the initial point of contact during crisis intervention. Please view the CARE program description for a full account.

Community Health Town Halls

In addition to the development of a local crisis response team, the City of Eureka is proud to present a series of Community Health town halls.  These events are meant to establish a new platform where community members are invited to discuss mental health, substance use, homelessness and our community’s response to these issues in Eureka and Humboldt County. The town halls are an open forum environment with a panel of various professionals in the community. These quarterly sessions host a variety of targeted topics, beginning with Mental Health 101 and covering a broad range of areas such as homelessness, emergency mental health access, adult continuum care, children and juvenile care, how mental health programs interact with local government, developmental and intellectual disabilities, seniors and the physically disabled, and employee mental health in work environments.

All community members are invited to attend these town halls and participate in discussions regarding mental health and the challenges we face as a community in ensuring individuals have access to quality mental health, substance use, and housing services.

  1. Jacob Rosen

    Program Director