Kindness, not handcuffs: A national model for behavioral-health crisis response

The Seattle Times
April 22, 2022

As Seattle and other cities explore alternatives to sending officers with guns and badges to interact with people in crisis, one Oregon college town has decades of experience doing just that: Eugene.

Crisis Assistance Helping Out on the Streets, or CAHOOTS, is a mobile intervention team founded in 1989 by the White Bird Clinic, a community health provider once known for helping newbies navigate bad trips at Grateful Dead shows.