Monday, JULY 30th, 2018
Crisis Stability Center (Diversion Center) Presentation
Presenter: Steve O’Ban, Senior Counsel for Behavioral Health, Executive’s Office
Right now people suffering from behavioral health crises in Pierce County often end up in jail or the ER where they don’t get the help they need and costs to the system are much higher. This facility would provide an alternative to divert them into care and away from incarceration or hospital boarding. There’s currently one similar facility in Fife. It’s anticipated that the same company will operate this one.
In addition to the capital funds, the County will be contributing property to the project. Great job by Executive Dammeier and his team, and of course to the Pierce County legislative delegation, for pulling this together.