Big news! Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler recommended $500,000 for Portland Street Response in his proposed city budget [read more]
Not every crisis is a crime
Endorse our plan for a new system of first responders – teams of medics and peer support specialists with training in de-escalation who can respond with compassion to 911 calls about people struggling with homelessness and behavioral health crises.
1. Read our plan
(Click or tap the image to download a PDF of our plan.)
2. Contact the City Council
The Mayor submitted a draft budget on May 1 that included $500,000 to develop Portland Street Response. Let’s make sure that City Council adopts this budget. Please let them know how important this is.
Here are some tips for composing a letter.
Mayor Ted Wheeler
Commissioner Chloe Eudaly
Commissioner Amanda Fritz
Commissioner Nick Fish
Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty
3. Share on social media
Please encourage more people to write letters and endorse the campaign on social media. #PortlandStreetResponse #NotEveryCrisisIsACrime