Crisis Recovery Center
The Crisis Recovery Center (CRC) is expected to open Summer 2021. The CRC will be operated by RI International, who also operates the Recovery Response Center in Fife. The CRC provides a safe alternative for individuals in need of support when faced with a mental health and or substance use crisis. The support staff consists of a team of psychiatrists, nurses, mental health professionals, individuals that specialize in resources management and peer support specialists. Referrals to the CRC must be made by law enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, First Responders, or community providers.
We need a place in the Parkland-Spanaway area where law enforcement, EMTs, and families can bring those suffering from mental health crises -- such as suicidal thoughts and delusional disorders -- to receive immediate and appropriate care. First responders, health care providers, and the community identified this facility as a top priority for our region. A Crisis Recovery Center serves only 16 people at any one time, has a 1:2 staff-to-patient ratio, is locked and secure, and all patients are transported to and from the center by law enforcement, ambulance, family or contracted transport.
Letters of Support:
- Why the Parkland-Spanaway area?
- Will students, staff, and families be safe?
- Will a new crisis care facility impact homelessness?
- Will the CRC make the Parkland area a “dumping ground” for high risk individuals?
- What happens to a patient not stabilized after 48 hours?
- What will be the staffing to patient ratio?
- What are the conditions of guests?
- What harm issues do you expect or have you experienced?
- Will first responders transporting patients be using lights and sirens?
- Who has keycards and how are they safeguarded?
- Are visitors permitted and if so what restrictions are required?
- Where will the CRC be placed on the county property?
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