The New Hampshire Institute of Art announced that The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester and the Mobile Crisis Response Team will be the 2017 recipient of the President Community Partner Award. The award is for a non-profit organization who has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways and engaged in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with a college or university. Campus Compact of NH, in partnership with the New Hampshire Council of Universities and Colleges hosts the annual award ceremony.
The Manchester Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) officially launched in November and offers a system of response and coordination of care for mental health and substance misuse crisis situations. The program is designed to provide a quick and seamless response to members of the community through the deployment of mental health clinicians and peer support/recovery coaches directly to the person(s) experiencing a crisis. As a result, the team has helped to diffuse potentially dangerous situations, while also minimizing the use of emergency room visits, hospitalization, or even incarceration.
The MCRT operates 24 hours, seven days per week, and is available to help children, adults, seniors, and families. The Team also partners with other helping agencies in the community, and assists in connecting people to resources. The Manchester Mobile Crisis Response Team will respond to calls and referrals from Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Goffstown, Hooksett, Londonderry, Manchester and New Boston. Members of the MCRT staff also frequently provide training and overview of services to social service agencies, health organizations, schools, businesses as well as other segments of the community.