Mobile Crisis Pilot in Eastern Nevada County
Nevada County and Placer County Behavioral Health have partnered with Sierra Mental Wellness Group to expand crisis services in the Truckee region. Starting on July 5, 2021, a full-time crisis worker is now based in Truckee to respond to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis at both Tahoe Forest Hospital and in the community, as opposed to the previous on-call model. Building on the success of the mobile crisis pilot in the Tahoe/Truckee region, the new crisis worker will be available to respond to crises in the community in collaboration with the Truckee Police Department, Placer County Sheriff’s Department, and Nevada County Sheriff’s Department. The new on-site crisis worker will be trained in crisis de-escalation techniques, as well as best practices around joint response to incidents with law enforcement.