Tulsa agencies aim to reduce mental-health related 911 calls, connect people to better resources  [The Frontier]

The Community Response Team (CRT) includes a mental health professional from Family & Children’s Services’ COPES unit, a police officer and a firefighter or paramedic. The group works together to rapidly diagnosis and de-escalate dispatch calls. [The Frontier] The man had mental health problems and would often stand on a street corner in midtown Tulsa. When…

Crisis Services

Family & Children’s Services provides 24/7 crisis support and stabilization services customized to individual needs. COPES, Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services, is a telephone and mobile crisis service that responds around the clock to children and adults experiencing a severe emotional or behavioral disturbance or psychiatric emergency. Our CrisisCare Center provides critically-needed psychiatric beds and…