ThRPD Sergeant Doug Walton with Mobile Crisis Teame Improving People's Access to Community-based Treatment, Supports and Services (IMPACTS) grant program was established by the Oregon Legislature through Sentate Bill (SB) 973 in recognition of the shortage of comprehensive community supports and services for individuals with mental health or substance use disorders that lead to their involvement with the criminal justice system, hospitalizations and institutional placements.  

Douglas County’s IMPACTS group began meeting in the summer of 2019. The initial group included Mercy Medical Center; local CCO Umpqua Health Alliance (UHA); Adapt Integrated Health Care (formerly with separately named Compass Behavioral Health), Douglas County’s contracted Community Mental Health Program (CMHP); and Roseburg Police Department. Over time, the group grew to include the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office/Jail, the Mental Health Court and H.O.P.E. Drug Court Judges, the Treatment Court Coordinators, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and others.

The IMPACTS care team, led by Adapt Integrated Health Care, continue efforts to connect with the target population and provide services and support to engaged cohort members. The Adapt Mobile Crisis Team works in cooperation with the Roseburg Police Department to provide solution-oriented community response to mental health crises.   With Mobile Crisis vans, Adapt can meet individuals to help provide options to encourage voluntarily engagement with the teams.    

Mobile Crisis Van at AdaptLaw enforcement agencies throughout Douglas County are well aware of the Mobile Crisis program and contact them when needed for a crisis response.  Mobile Crisis counselors actively monitor calls in real time and respond proactively.  Adapt and partners continue working together to create additional options for diversion from the jail and hospital emergency department. The IMPACTS grant helped support the creation of Crisis Resolution Rooms and the expansion of detox services,  both of which are located on the same property as the Sobering Center. We continue to see significant collaboration in our community around the intersection of criminal justice and behavioral health. The Mobile Crisis program is one of the key programs in this arena, and has helped our collective efforts into what has become a system-wide approach to help justice-involved individuals with mental illness.

For more information regarding Mobile Crisis/988, visit the Adapt Integrated Health Care website.

*Crisis photo courtesy by Dave Lund.  Crisis Van photo courtesy by Adapt.