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Posted on: April 20, 2021

WPD CARE Team working to help individuals & families affected by mental illness


We’re living in stressful times and it’s absolutely normal for many of us to feel anxious, sad, or even overwhelmed. 

The good news is there is help. Our Crisis Assessment Response and Engagement (CARE) Team continues to provide resources and treatment to individuals and families affected by mental illness. 

The team was established in 2016 and consists of two full-time Watsonville police officers and one Santa Cruz County mental health clinician. This past year, they were able to help more than 300 individuals in our community—and their work doesn’t end there. 

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𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘊𝘈𝘙𝘌 𝘛𝘦𝘢𝘮, 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭 831-471-1151.

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