Olympia’s crisis response team had nearly 700 calls in its first two months

The Olympian

June 1, 2019
In its first two months, the unit went on nearly 700 calls, more than half of them initiated by a CRU member, according to numbers provided by the city. Another 73 calls were referred by police or fire crews and 63 came directly from emergency dispatchers. The vast majority of people they came in contact with were homeless, and the most common presenting problem was related to mental health.


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