Mental Health Services

More and more people with mental illness are living on the streets

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports:

  • Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—44 million—experiences mental illness in a given year.
  • 20% of people experiencing homelessness also have a serious mental illness.
  • Only 43.3% of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition received mental health services in the last year. Among adults with a serious mental illness, 64.1% received mental health services in the last year.

The Mission builds relationships with downtown businesses and individuals to bring mentally disordered people off the streets and into treatment.

Success with partnerships

We are equipped with a Mental Health Specialist who partners with local service providers and law enforcement. Through these partnerships, we can respond quickly and reduce 911 calls. Our goal is to give men and women mental health services to promote stability, wellness, and positive participation in the community.

Our mental health program in downtown Seattle provides:

  • Counseling
  • Relationship building
  • Mental health first aid
  • Crisis response and intervention
  • Community training and education
  • Referrals to service providers by outreach specialist

We can't meet the skyrocketing needs alone. We're looking for volunteers to sign up for our Mental Health First Aid Training and partner with us on the street.

Do you want to help? Get in touch with Outreach Team at (206) 798-7981 or — ugmoutreach@ugm.org.

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