Crisis Intervention Team Alert
Governor Baker has eliminated the Cape’s Crisis Intervention Team from the Department of Mental Health budget for 2016-2017. There is no private agency ready to take over, leaving a serious gap in care for Medicare/Medicaid recipients who benefited from interventions in potential suicide, opioid crises, etc.
This is the service which we fought to include in the current budget through our letters last year. You are encouraged to state concerns about this to Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karen Polito, State Auditor Suzanne Bump, and Attorney General Maura Healey - individual letters should be sent to: Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA 02133. Thank you!