The mobile crisis unit responds to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are in crisis situations by meeting them in-person, or by phone or video. The goal is to ensure correct holistic supports, decrease unnecessary and costly use of County services and provide transitional supports for the individual to access the care and tools necessary to be successful in life.
The most efficient service model for people in crisis is prompt, home-based (unless the home is abusive) combined with trauma informed care. It requires a thorough assessment of the person’s biopsychosocial needs, followed by proper treatment. The individual in crisis is unlikely to recover unless all health problems are fully diagnosed and treated.