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Endeavor Health Services currently partners with several police departments in Erie County, embedding a team of professional, licensed behavioral health clinicians into each department, forming a Behavioral Health Team (BHT) which utilizes a Co-Responder Model. The BHT also includes peers and case managers as part of the team. The BHT, in collaboration with specially trained police officers, provides immediate screening, assessment, crisis stabilization, and linkage to appropriate prevention and follow-up services. This protocol is part of a comprehensive response to individuals in need of support due to issues with mental illness, substance use, poverty, homelessness, domestic violence, abuse, or trauma. The BHT helps individuals stay safe and healthy in their community of choice, with follow up services intended to meet the needs of each individual.

If you or someone you know needs help, please feel free contact the BHT Team at 895-6700 x 4023 or