Region 3 Behavioral Health Services
The Mission of Region 3 Behavioral Health Services (Region 3) is to foster recovery and resiliency for individuals and their families who experience a behavioral health challenge. Region 3 is one of the six Regional Behavioral Health Authorities in Nebraska responsible for the planning, developing, coordinating, funding, and monitoring the provision of mental health and substance use disorder treatment, rehabilitation, recovery, and prevention services across central and southcentral Nebraska including the counties of Adams, Blaine, Buffalo, Clay, Custer, Franklin, Furnas, Garfield, Greeley, Hall, Hamilton, Harlan, Howard, Kearney, Loup, Merrick, Nuckolls, Phelps, Sherman, Valley, Webster, and Wheeler. Region 3 is a political subdivision of the state of Nebraska and is governed by elected officials, county commissioners or supervisors, from each of the counties we serve. Region 3 covers the “tri-cities” of Kearney, Grand Island and Hastings and the numerous rural communities throughout our geographic service area that covers nearly 15,000 square miles with a population of approximately 223,000.
Region 3 (1) manages a network of behavioral health providers; (2) through contracts ensures the provision of mental health and substance use disorder treatment, rehabilitation, recovery, and prevention services for the residents of Central Nebraska; (3) facilitates system coordination efforts to assure that the behavioral health system works in a coordinated and integrated manner including the emergency psychiatric system, prevention system, youth service system, consumer and family inclusion, housing assistance, and network management; (4) coordinates suicide prevention activities; (5) provides care coordination and Wraparound support for children, adolescents and transition age youth/young adults with serious emotional disorders and their families; (6) provides follow-up, continuity of care, and coordination of services for adults who experience a psychiatric crisis; (7) rental assistance for individuals who have an extremely low income and experience a mental illness and/or substance use disorder; and (8) coordinates training activities for the behavioral health workforce, community stakeholders and system partners.
Co-Responder Program Request for Proposal
Region 3 Behavioral Health Services (Region 3) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposal being released for the Co-Responder Program serving Hall County.
Region 3 is seeking qualified proposals for the provision of a Co-Responder Program services in Hall County, Nebraska to individuals who experience a mental illness and/or substance use disorder crisis that precipitates a police call for service. The Co-Responder team will utilize the combined expertise of the officer and the behavioral health specialists to de-escalate situations and help link individuals to appropriate services and supports. The successful applicant will partner with Region 3, the Grand Island Police Department and the Hall County Sheriff’s Office to provide crisis intervention and support consumers independent of any specific service and/or provider organization as a point of entry. The behavioral health specialist will be co-located in the law enforcement office.
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