Face-to-Face Crisis Response available
Dial Help’s Mobile Response Team (MRT) was launched in 2017, offering face-to-face crisis support during regular business hours in the four-county area (Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, and Ontonagon). These hours have been expanded to seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Organizations and schools can request the MRT to intervene with clients or students who are in crisis. Community members can also request MRT services for themselves, friends, or loved ones in crisis.
“The MRT serves a lot of youth through the schools, but we’re also available after school and on weekends,” said Kara Eastling, LLPC and counselor at Dial Help. “Our MRT workers meet the person in crisis in a public space or in their home, and work with them to process the crisis and develop a plan to get through it. We serve adults in addition to local youth. Having that face-to-face option can make a big difference in helping someone feel supported.”
To request MRT services, call 906-482-HELP or 800-562-7622. To learn more, visit www.DialHelp.org or call 906-482-9077. The Mobile Response Team is funded by Portage Health Foundation, with after-hours services funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan Foundation, and Superior Health Foundation.