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Kitsap Mental Health Services (KMHS) Youth Mobile Crisis Outreach Team

Kitsap Mental Health Services (KMHS) Youth Mobile Crisis Outreach Team

  • WHAT: YMCOT through Kitsap Mental Health Services provides 24-hour crisis response regardless of insurance coverage.
  • WHO: A Youth Mobile Outreach Team (YMCOT) consists of a Mental Health Professional/ Mental Health Care Provider and a Certified Peer that responds to the crisis call for a youth in need.
  • WHEN: YMCOT responds when individuals are experiencing an acute behavioral health crisis.
  • WHERE: YMCOT meets individuals where they are at in the community, responding as mobile frontline teams across Kitsap County.
  • HOW: YMCOT referrals can be initiated by individuals in crisis, concerned citizens, law enforcement, family members and professional providers. The team builds rapport to actively engage youths in need of stabilization and safety planning for up to 2 weeks.