Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Mayor Cassie Franklin has directed City staff to pursue the following four initiatives:

  1. Develop and implement new strategies to compassionately address the local behavioral health crisis
  2. Support legislative and policy changes that address the multitude of behavioral health needs in our city
  3. Expand the City’s embedded social worker program to provide additional mental health and service navigation support to the community
  4. Advance the important work local behavioral health service providers and organizations are doing to address the behavioral health crisis

Mayoral Directive: Behavioral Health (PDF)

On Mar. 9, 2023, Mayor Franklin issued a mayoral directive to address our city's ongoing behavioral health crisis.

"Addressing our local behavioral health crisis will require a compassionate approach that provides support and accountability. As a city and as a community, we should have empathy for those who are suffering. At the same time, residents, visitors and business owners deserve to feel safe anytime and anywhere in Everett." – Mayor Franklin