Anaheim has partnered with Be Well OC to provide mental health resources to Anaheim residents who are struggling.
The program began in April 2022 and is providing the Anaheim community with additional mental health support while also freeing up police resources for public safety issues.
The Hope Anaheim mobile response team, made up of two mental health clinicians, will be on call for situations where someone needs mental health help. While the team works in coordination with and supports our homeless outreach teams, its services are available in any situation where mental health experts would be beneficial.
Anaheim Police responds to about 5,000 calls a year for mental health service.
While officers do a great job at keeping our community safe, there are situations when a uniformed officer may not be the most effective person to help someone in mental health crisis.
That's where the Hope Anaheim Team comes in. The team will respond with officers to appropriate situations and, in most instances, responds without police.
In addition to offering the proper support and effective help for those struggling, the program helps us use our public safety resources more efficiently.
To access the Hope Anaheim Team, call Anaheim Police dispatch at (714) 765-1900, if it is an emergency dial 911.