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Greenburgh New York - 24 hour mobile crisis team to be located at Greenburgh Town Hall 27 May 2022 ( news )
Greenburgh , state New York ( By Press Release office)
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Watch interview with Councilwoman Ellen Hendrickx who talks about her brother who lost his life due to mental illness
The Greenburgh Town Board approved an agreement with Westchester County - establishing a Mobile Crisis Team that will be located at Greenburgh Town Hall . The county will assume the costs of the team . the team will have the responsibility of providing 24 - hour mobile behavioral health crisis support when responding to emergencies . The MCRT program was a recommendation of Project Alliance , a task force created by County Executive Latimer in 2021 to help re - imagine policing in Westchester . Law enforcement training to help police effectively deescalate situations involving people with behavioral health challenges was determined a top priority , and as a result the MCRT program was formed .
County Executive Latimer
said: “Every emergency , every 911 call , is different . When our police respond to an emergency and it is clear that someone is struggling with a mental health issue , we want them to be armed with the tools that they need to prevent a serious crisis before it occurs . The Mobile Crisis Response Teams are designed to provide 24 - hour , seven - day a week support to every community in Westchester , to make sure that police , EMTs and dispatchers have the appropriate resources to help people . Whenever possible , a mental health crisis should receive a mental health response , and that is exactly what the MCRT program does . ”
Greenburgh Councilwoman Ellen Hendrickx was recently interviewed on News12 ( see link below ) . She talks about her brother who lost his life due to mental illness . Councilwoman Hendrickx worked hard encouraging the Town Board to approve the agreement with the county . We are grateful to the county for their leadership trying to address mental health issues and will do whatever we can to help make this new program a big success . Lives will be saved! And the potential for tragedies will be reduced .
THANK YOU WESTCHESTER!
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Interview with Councilwoman Ellen Hendrickx
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