It is the intent of the participating Counties to provide a crisis
safety net range of services for persons with developmental
disabilities or related conditions.
services are intended to meet the needs of individuals experiencing a
crisis by providing and facilitating immediate and cost-effective
services, which focus on preventative measures.
The purpose of Metro Crisis Coordination Program
(MCCP) is to work interdependently with individuals,
private providers and public agencies in the Twin Cities metropolitan
area to prevent crises that affect the residential and/or work
(educational) placements of people with developmental disabilities or
related conditions and to reduce the use of hospitalizations and civil
commitments resulting from crisis situation.
MCCP promotes relationship-based crisis services that cause the least
amount of disruption to the consumer.
If preservation of the natural setting is not possible, MCCP strives to
develop the best possible transition plan.
acknowledges that people experience psychiatric and behavioral crises,
that they experience medical crises and that they may also experience
of these types of crises requires a different response, and utilization
of crisis services should be appropriate to the need/crisis.
also acknowledges that the crisis system must maximize resources and develop a
continuum of options in order to support people’s unique needs.
Since 1996 MCCP has represented a collaborative effort
among the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott
Mount Olivet Rolling Acres (MORA), MCCP's parent
organization, is a private, nonprofit agency and has provided
residential and other services to people with developmental
disabilities for over 40 years.
MCCP's goals are:
To provide timely behavioral consultations and
To operate in conjunction with existing services
To decrease psychiatric hospitalizations and RTC
admissions resulting from behavioral crises.
MCCP's team includes behavior analysts, social workers, psychiatric
nurses and consulting psychiatrists and psychologists. Administrative
support is provided by MCCP's managing entity, MORA.
Additional support and oversight are provided by a steering committee made up of developmental disability staff from the seven metro county sponsors.