What is CHART?
Throughout Everett, many of our most vulnerable and marginalized residents utilize services that span multiple systems, including law enforcement, the jail, emergency departments, emergency medical services (EMS), social service agencies and homeless shelters. Many of these individuals have overlapping legal, health, mental health, and substance use issues that result in repeated, expensive, and avoidable contact with the health care, emergency medical services, crisis care, legal, and criminal justice systems.

CHART (CHronic-Utilizer Alternative Response Team) is a team of criminal justice, emergency response, and research partners who collaborate in an effort to reduce the impact of chronic utilizers on those systems. By taking a systemic approach, our goal is to create an individualized plan that will have a positive and measurable impact on the use of those resources without simply shifting costs from one partner organization to another. The primary goal of CHART is to decrease the system impacts associated with the disproportionate overlapping service utilization by these individuals; however, we anticipate that our efforts will also positively impact the lives of those identified for participation in CHART. Learn more

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1. What is the "Housing First" model?
2. What is CHART?
3. What is a "frequent utilizer"?
4. What does low-barrier housing look like?
5. What is a risk-assessment tool and how would it be deployed?