Mobile Response Teams Contact Number
The goals of MRTs are to lessen trauma; divert individuals from emergency departments, juvenile justice or criminal justice settings; and prevent unnecessary psychiatric hospitalizations. MRTs are intended to provide on-demand crisis intervention services in any setting in which a behavioral health crisis occurs, including homes, schools, and emergency departments. Mobile response services must be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services are provided by a team of professionals and paraprofessionals trained in crisis intervention skills. In addition to helping resolve the crisis, MRTs work with individuals and families to identify resources and develop strategies for effectively dealing with potential future crises.