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Portland Street Response Team Expands City-Wide Today

(Portland, OR) -- The Portland Street Response team is expanding city-wide today. The program sends an unarmed team comprised of a firefighter paramedic, a mental health counselor and a peer support responder to respond to non-life-threatening behavioral and mental health crisis calls. The program started in February of 2021 in the Lents neighborhood. Starting today, it will cover 145 square miles from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a full staff of 20 members. A study released last year from Portland State University found that during its first six months, the Street Response Team was meeting its goals.

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