Crisis Prevention & Intervention Teams (CPIT)
The Crisis Prevention and Intervention Team (CPIT) is a community based outreach team with the ability to respond to and provide services in the community (e.g., homes, schools, shelters). CPIT serves adults, adolescents, and children who are experiencing a behavioral health (mental health and/or substance use) crisis regardless of their funding source. CPIT offers short term crisis intervention and prevention services utilizing strength based, solution focused, culturally competent, trauma informed, and recovery oriented interventions.
CPIT consists of a team of behavioral health professionals, including mental health professionals, chemical dependency professionals, and certified peer counselors, collaborating with the individual in crisis and their family members to develop a plan to get through the current crisis, manage future crises, and move towards recovery.
Who is Eligible?
- Anyone who is physically located in Snohomish, Skagit, or Whatcom County and is experiencing a behavioral health crisis or is in a pre-crisis situation that seems to be deteriorating and without intervention could result in a behavioral health crisis.
What services do we offer?
- Urgent community response, usually within 2 hours
- Urgent ‘Walk-in’ office appointments during business hours
- Follow up appointments
- Care planning services for up to 2 weeks
- Community Outreach
This service is available in:
- Snohomish County – 24 hours/day, 7 days/week
- Skagit County – 9am-midnight, 7 days/week
- Whatcom County – 9am-midnight, 7 days/week
To access this service, call the VOA Crisis Response Services (the Care Crisis Line) at 1-800-584-3578 24/7 – 365 days-a-year to speak with a mental health professional who will assess the situation, make appropriate referrals, and/or dispatch the CPIT community based outreach team.