Mobile Crisis Response Team

Photo Credit: Ossining Police Department

Thanks to a partnership with Ossining and Port Chester police departments and Westchester County Government, FSW’s Mobile Crisis Response Teams (MCRT) are part of the team to respond to emergency 911 calls. Co-located onsite at the police departments, FSW’s teams help stabilize those in a mental health crisis and connect them with follow up services as needed. Ultimately, the initiative can reduce unnecessary arrests and emergency room visits.

FSW responds, builds rapport with the individual in crisis, provides on-the-spot counseling and de-escalation, or, if needed, takes steps to have the individual transported to the ER or an appropriate psychiatric facility. FSW will also connect them to appropriate services and supports, for example substance abuse treatment, local shelters, counseling or more.

FSW’s Mobile Crisis Response Teams (MCRT) serve the following towns in Westchester:

* Ossining Police Department covers: Mount Pleasant. Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, Briarcliff Manor Police Departments

* Port Chester Police Department covers: Harrison, Larchmont, Rye, Rye Brook, Village of Mamaroneck, Town of Mamaroneck and SUNY Purchase Police Departments

For any questions, please contact:

Claire N. Hurst, LMSW, Director