Rapid Integrated Support & Engagement
Building Bridges to Treatment
» THE RISE PROGRAM is offered by Ventura County Behavioral Health specifically to encourage and enable people in these situations to get assessment and treatment. The field-based outreach team makes contact, then provides ongoing support in navigating any challenges to accessing care. And it’s not just one-time assistance – the RISE team follows up with clients as needed and may be closely involved with case management.
There are 3 ways to refer someone to RISE:
1) Call the RISE Engager of the Day: (805) 981-4233
2) Fax the referral form to RISE: (805) 981-9268
3) Email the referral form: Riseprogram@ventura.org
If someone has, or appears to have mental health problems and is unable or unwilling to access assessment and treatment, RISE can help.
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE …
… who has been released from a psychiatric facility but isn’t following up with outpatient treatment?
… who is homeless and has a mental illness but currently refuses treatment?
… with serious mental health problems who is unable to access outpatient mental health clinics without assistance?
… whose symptoms are so severe that they cannot leave their home?
… who is having difficulty managing their symptoms in a public setting?
… who appears to be experiencing a low level crisis due to mental illness and is impacting the community?
If a person is experiencing a moderate or high risk crisis – if their words or behaviors suggest they may harm themselves or others, or if they appear to be gravely disabled – do not contact RISE. Contact the Crisis Team at 1-866-998-2243.