Involuntary Treatment Act Services
Designated Crisis Responders provide legal assessment of grave disability and/or danger to self or others (as a result of a mental health or substance use disorder) for possible involuntary detention to a behavioral health facility.
As a component of the evaluation, it must be determined that other, less restrictive options for stabilization of the crisis have been ruled out or deemed inappropriate. Additionally, it is expected that the investigation include attempts to interview other significant professional and natural supports as well as reviewing client’s behavioral health history to ascertain a more complete picture of client’s current needs.
This service is available in Skagit, Island, San Juan, & Whatcom counties.
To access this service, call the VOA Care Crisis Response Services ‘the Care Crisis Line’ at 1-800-584-3578 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year to speak with a mental health professional who will assess the situation and make appropriate referrals.