Common Ground’s mobile crisis unit (Oakland Crisis Intervention and Recovery Team – OCIRT) serves adults in Oakland County by intervening in the face of a crisis to deescalate and provide support. OCIRT is composed of Clinicians and Certified Peer Support Specialist who provide short-term, face-to-face crisis intervention and connection to resources based on the needs of the person in crisis. OCIRT is able to meet with anyone in Oakland County at their location: home, hospitals, schools, etc.
OCIRT’s ability to meet people in the community is part of the continuum of care for someone who is struggling with a mental illness, emotional battle, or substance use disorder. Given that OCIRT is a voluntary program composed of a skilled team, it can be a positive alternative in place of police involvement, inpatient hospitalizations, or waiting to be connected to a provider. OCIRT is a 24/7, immediate resource that strives to make contact with anyone in Oakland County in less than an hour.
As of December 2023, 95% of OCIRT interventions have accomplished the de-escalation of mental, emotional, and substance use crises without further inpatient or invasive intervention.
If you or anyone you know is in need of mobile crisis services, call 800-231-1127.