This work was funded by the City of Portland Bureau of Fire and Rescue.
Homelessness -- Oregon -- Portland, Homelessness -- Social aspects -- Surveys, Public Services -- Oregon
Overview of the Program:
Portland Street Response (PSR) is a new first responder program for non-emergency calls involving people experiencing homelessness or mental health crisis. The program launched on February 16, 2021 in the Lents neighborhood in Portland, OR and operates Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM. The pilot is coordinated by Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R), and the founding team consists of a firefighter paramedic, a licensed mental health crisis therapist, and two community health workers.
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Townley, G., & Leickly, E. (2021). Portland Street Response: Six-Month Evaluation. Portland State University Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative.
PSR Evaluationinfographic.pdf (365 kB)
Portland Street Response Evaluation Report Press Release Public.pdf (128 kB)