About Us

The Alternative Mobile Services Association developed from months of talks with CAHOOTS and other cities and organizations operating mobile services around the country and in Canada. The Mental Health Association of Portland soft-launched the Association in 2021 and offered AMSA’s first national virtual conference in early 2022. The organization is a 501 C 3 peer-led nonprofit organization with an education and advocacy agenda since 2003.

The AMSA 2022 Agenda is Membership Drive. AMSA will bring together organizations interested in public safety, such as municipal governments, law enforcement agencies, healthcare providers, and foundations in the US during the association’s year FY 2022/2023 for operating support to provide public and membership services.

CLICK HERE to join the Alternative Mobile Services Association

Members of the Alternative Mobile Service Association provide annual support to drive the mission of the Association forward.

Download and read our case for supporting the Alternative Mobile Services Association in 2022 – Case for Membership (PDF) – easy to print and share.

Member organizations receive multiple benefits, including access to online talks important for policy designers, funders, operators, clinicians, law enforcement, emergency communications operators, and discounts for annual conferences and job listings.

AMSA Job Listing Request Form

Membership to the Alternative Mobile Service Association can be purchased online through the website, by purchase order, or with an expense invoice. A full receipt and W-9 form will be provided with each membership. Invoices can be created to meet your accounting needs.

Let us know who you are, what you’re doing, and how can we help.

  • Are you starting a new mobile crisis service in your area? Get in touch.
  • Are you a clinician or peer worker wanting to know more about mobile crisis service?
  • Are you a member of the media? Let us put you in contact with experts in this field.
  • Are you a researcher or student and need access to people who know? We do.


Jason Renaud
Alternative Mobile Service Association
PO Box 3641, Portland, Oregon 97208
info@mentalhealthportland.org – 503-367-6128
Tax Identification for the Mental Health Association of Portland – 20-0138570

The Alternative Mobile Services Association is a project of the Mental Health Association of Portland, a 501 C 3 nonprofit advocacy organization, tax identification 20-0138570. Here is their 2022 W9 form.

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