Wheeler and Connecticut's innovative Mobile Crisis program are featured in a July 10, 2019 story in US News & World Report, "Mobile Help for Mental Health." Additional information here.
EMPS Mobile Crisis Intervention Services are funded by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and in partnership with the United Way of Connecticut, serve children and adolescents experiencing a behavioral or mental health crisis. Services are accessed by calling 2-1-1 and pressing “1.” The program is delivered by teams of providers across the state, including Wheeler, who respond immediately by phone, or face to face within 45 minutes, when a child is experiencing an emotional or behavioral crisis.
Wheeler’s EMPS Mobile Crisis Intervention Services offer an immediate response to children and youth experiencing behavioral health emergencies in the home, school and other community or hospital setting. This response helps to maintain youth safely in the community and often eliminates unnecessary emergency department visits or subsequent inpatient admissions.
If you or your family are experiencing a mental health crisis, call 211.