Co-Responders Enhancing Early Diversion (C.R.E.E.D.)

The Co-Responders Enhancing Early Diversion (CREED) program allows for early diversion of people experiencing serious mental illness (SMI) and co-occurring disorders (COD) through targeted outreach interventions in place of potential arrest.

Program Overview

Behavioral Health Response’s CREED program offers wraparound services and connects individuals to housing and homelessness initiatives. CREED also provides law enforcement officers with training related to trauma-informed response, mental health first aid for public safety, and veteran crisis intervention. The program is funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The program is operated by Behavioral Health Response:

Program Eligibility

Services provided by CREED are available to individuals over the age of 18 who are exhibiting a serious mental illness and/or a co-occurring disorder during a 911 call for service.

Program Contact Information

The CREED program services are available 24/7. Individuals can access services by calling 911 or by calling the BHR Crisis Hotline directly: 988 or 314-469-6644.

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