Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE)
COPE is a new community-based program that provides immediate psychiatric intervention to Wayne County Medicaid consumers in crisis. COPE teams, consisting of a clinician and a peer support specialist member, are contacted by medical officials to respond to hospitalized individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. Following an assessment, the team determines and facilitates the authorization of psychiatric care to best suit each individual’s needs such as detox/substance abuse residential treatment, transitional housing or outpatient services. In later phases the COPE team may intervene at the consumer’s place of residence at times of crises.
COPE is a partnership between Hegira Programs Inc., Northeast Guidance Center and NSO.