Portland Area Crisis Responders & Outreach Teams

Here are the active crisis responders and outreach teams – that we know of. There very well could be more out there. Some are a mix of both crisis responders and outreach. If you know of other services or a clarification, leave a comment below. Crisis responders are all some form of law enforcement or private agency contracts through the City of Portland or Multnomah County.

City of Portland

Multnomah County

Other Governments

Private Agencies

  • AMR – sole ambulance service for Portland and a routine escort for police. Still the primary response when a person is in a medical / psychiatric emergency – dispatched through 911
  • Several private and public security companies are in routine contact with people in crisis, such as Portland Patrol, the Central Eastside Sidewalk Operations, and Downtown Clean & Safe.
  • There are “Assertive Community Treatment” and simular teams for most of the larger mental health agencies which do outreach with designated hard-to-contact already established clients.
        • Cascadia – Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)
        • Central City Concern – Community Engagement Program (CEP)
        • Telecare – Assertive Community Treatment (TACT)
  • Project Respond – crisis outreach, dispatched through the county crisis line + self-dispatched
  • Portland Street Medicine – medical outreach, self-dispatch
  • Cascadia has a Street Outreach Team which is separate from Project Respond, self-dispatch
  • JOIN – Outreach Program – focused on the pods
  • Janus Youth has run Yellow Brick Road, helping teens off the streets for decades
  • NARA NW has an outreach team for current clients
  • Providence Health has an outreach and education program which contacts Latinos through Catholic churches
  • Transition Projects has an outreach team in partnership with Central City Concern
  • Stroll PDX partners with Portland Street Medicine to do harm reduction outreach.
  • This page was last updated September 22, 2021