We understand that situations involving mental health concerns can sometimes require an emergency response. The Foundation 2 Crisis Services’ law enforcement liaison program helps connect people experiencing an emergency mental health situation with the best resources possible. Our trained crisis counselors respond to calls involving potential or confirmed mental health concerns, typically alongside local police. These services are available to everyone in the service area, regardless of situation, income or other demographics.
Liaison services work to reduce unnecessary hospitalization or jail time for mental-health-related crises. Many law enforcement departments also report a reduction in repeated mental-health-related calls.
A majority of calls are resolved with stabilization in the community, allowing individuals to remain at home and receive supportive services, improving their well-being and reducing future law-enforcement involvement. Individuals can also be connected with hospitalization, a crisis stabilization bed, and other community supports.
This service is currently available through the:
- Cedar Rapids Police Department
- Benton County Sheriff’s Department (including the Vinton Police Department, Belle Plaine Police Department, and Urbana Police Department)
- Marion Police Department
- Linn County Sheriff’s Department
- Delaware County Sheriff
- Dubuque County Sheriff