In recent years, the State has cut over one hundred and thirteen million dollars in mental health services. During the same time, we saw the closure of a local mental health center, a decrease in services provided by mental health agencies and an increase in committals.
The Orland Park Police Department recognizes the need for assistance in addressing the increasing mental health crises. A Crisis Intervention Team was formed and formally trained to respond to calls involving mental health-related circumstances under the guidance of and cooperation with Trinity Services’ mental health professionals.
The Orland Park Police Department and Trinity Services, in collaboration with DePaul University, applied for and received a Mental Health Collaboration grant from the United States Department of Justice.
The Orland Park Police Department is pleased to continue its Mental Health Response Unit partnership with Trinity Services. The partnership allows for real-time, thorough and in-depth assistance for those in need, when they need it most. Together, we hope to provide those in need with the services they need with the Mental Health Response Unit.
The Orland Park Police Department and Trinity Services are pleased to have found a balance of services that allows for prompt and appropriate care for those in need of mental health services.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Trinity Services, Inc.
Trinity Services, Inc., founded in 1950, is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization that provides the highest quality person-directed services and supports to people with disabilities and mental illness. For more information on mental health services please call or visit their website.