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United Counseling Service of Bennington County providing mobile crisis response:

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United Counseling Service of Bennington County providing mobile crisis response:

United Counseling Service of Bennington County (UCS) recently implemented an enhanced community-based mobile crisis program as part of a state-wide initiative to respond to the increased need for mental health and substance use intervention across the county and state. At the core of the program is a 2-person, in-person response available around the clock, reducing the need for people in mental health and substance use emergencies to access local Emergency Rooms and providing them with a direct line to immediate help.

UCS’ specially trained staff within the Emergency Services Program will provide these 24/7 services across Bennington County. This statewide program is being led by our partner agency, Health Care & Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) in southeastern Vermont. HCRS is subcontracting with UCS and Vermont’s nine other designated community mental health agencies to ensure comprehensive coverage across the State.

“We have seen an increase in need for mobile crisis services in the community,” says Lorna Mattern, Executive Director of UCS. “The enhanced Mobile Crisis program will help people in crisis stay safe in their community and prevent unnecessary trips to Emergency Department.”

www.GetHelpVT.org: A Central Hub for Resources

With the launch of the Mobile Crisis program comes the unveiling of www.GetHelpVT.org, a dedicated website serving as a central hub for resources and information. The site offers a wealth of resources and guidance, covering crisis intervention, available services, and support for individuals and their families. Users can easily access information on how to get help promptly, either through the website or by calling 9-8-8, Vermont’s Crisis Lifeline, to connect with Mobile Crisis.

In Bennington County, people can contact United Counseling Service at 802-442-5491 24/7/365 for mobile crisis support.

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