In 2020, RAMS Peer-Based Services in partnership with San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco Fire Department Community Paramedics and HealthRight360 developed the Street Crisis Response Team (SCRT), a novel program and an alternative to law enforcement response to behavioral health crises in San Francisco. This program operates citywide and comprises seven operational teams daily to cover a 24 hour period with each team composed of a peer counselor, behavioral health clinician and a community paramedic. For more information about SCRT, please refer to the link provided below:
RAMS Peer-Based Services is also a partner with San Francisco Fire Department Community Paramedics, Department of Public Health–Street Medicine department and Harm Reduction Therapy Center to address the increase of opioid overdose deaths in San Francisco through initial crisis response and post overdose engagement response. Peer Counselors working in teams called Street Overdose Response Team ( SORT)and our partners, are an integral part of providing initial crisis support, linkage, case management and connection through peer support, instilling hope for those who are at the highest risk of overdose fatalities in the streets of San Francisco. For more information about SORT, please refer to the link provided below.