Mental Health Response Program

Members of the City's Mental Health Response ProgramMembers of the City's Mental Health Response Team, which include social worker Annette Amistadi (in green) and members of the Police and Fire departments.

In January 2022, the City officially launched its Mental Health Response Program. This innovative program, developed in collaboration with MetroHealth, was carefully designed to help the City's Police and Fire departments better respond to the mental health needs of the community. Specifically, the program embeds a full-time social worker, Annette Amistadi, with the City's Police and Fire departments. Amistadi works with our officers and firefighter/paramedics to meet the needs of residents experiencing a mental health crisis. This includes responding to 911 calls when appropriate and connecting residents with mental health resources as needed. The program also provides additional training in mental health response to our officers and firefighter/paramedics. 

Learn more about this program, which is serving as a model for other communities in Cuyahoga County, on this page.

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Contact Annette Amistadi, MSW. LISW by email or call 216-491-1220