Crisis Response Strategies For Human Service Organizations

Health and Human Services
Crisis Management

Building Relationships in Crisis Response: How Human Service Organizations Can Cultivate Community Partnerships to Improve Client Outcomes

For many communities, the crisis response system of care is disjointed. This often prevents human service organizations from adequately responding to individuals in crisis, sometimes resulting in interactions with law enforcement or ending up in the emergency room.

One organization, however, is leveraging community relationships to meet the needs of individuals while providing resources to improve outcomes.

View this on-demand webinar to hear the Executive Director of Healing Transitions, Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, share how his peer-based, recovery-oriented organization has built relationships to improve crisis response in and around his local community.

During the webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How Healing Transitions uses its non-medical detox centers as an alternative to emergency rooms or jails.
  • The types of withdrawal assessment tools to determine when an individual needs a higher level of care in a medically managed detox facility or emergency department.
  • Strategies they’re using to build community partnerships to help individuals achieve recovery.
  • How relationship building has improved Healing Transitions’ effectiveness in delivering services on-demand to persons served, including the homeless, uninsured, and underserved.


Chris Budnick MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Executive Director, Healing Transitions

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