Community Support Teams

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The City of Everett has expanded support teams providing valuable resources and appropriate response to behavioral health crises, issues around homelessness, and educational needs throughout the city.  Read about the three support teams: 

COET: Community Outreach and Enforcement Team (COET) is a team of police officers and social workers co-responding to provide a balanced approach to homelessness, substance use and mental health through outreach and enforcement.  COET began in 2015 to address street-level social issues, the opioid epidemic and chronic homelessness.  COET responds to individuals struggling with living unsheltered, behavioral health issues and other complex needs.  This unit assists individuals in navigating ways to improve their situation by connecting people to treatment, shelter and primary care, and works toward fostering independence for a higher quality of life.

CARES: Community Assistance and Referral to Education Services (CARES) program serves within the Everett Fire Department (EFD); EFD personnel refer CARES Social Workers to provide follow-up assistance and support.  CARES social workers help connect individuals in need with services, navigation resources, and provide general education.  This program can serve those who have frequent 911 calls, frequent hospitalization or those in need of post-discharge services.

REACH: The Resources, Education And Community Help (REACH) Hub is now open in the main branch of the Everett Public Library (2702 Hoyt Ave).  This exciting new concept in direct community care partners with the community-centered approach already in place at the public library.  The overall mission of REACH is to lower the sometimes-confusing barriers in accessing programs and community resources.  Clients can be helped with a variety of needs from housing, food, elder care, health care, mental health needs, substance abuse concerns and direct connections to other Everett social help networks.  The Hub is open six days a week and no appointments are needed. 

If you or someone you know are in need of services, find links, addresses and phone numbers to community resources and help here.

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