Today marks the Street Crisis Response Team’s (SCRT) one-year anniversary. SCRT has grown from a single team supporting the Tenderloin neighborhood to six teams providing San Francisco with 24/7 citywide coverage in one year. SCRT responds rapidly to people who are having a crisis on City streets with a behavioral health approach that deescalates situations and addresses a person’s immediate needs for care, treatment, and shelter.
In this time, SCRT has responded to over 5,000 calls and engaged nearly 3,000 individuals in crisis. Each response team is made up of a paramedic, a clinician, and a peer provider. RAMS Division of Peer-Based Services provides the peer component of the project. We are incredibly proud of the great work the teams have done over the past year. To learn more, check out the Press Release from the Office of Mayor London Breed.
As a part of Giving Tuesday, RAMS has also released a short video about the Division of Peer-Based services and the impacts our peer programs have. Check out the video below and please share it with your friends and family! Support from donors like you allows RAMS to continue to provide and expand highly needed services like these. If you believe in our mission, you can support us during this giving season here.