A behavioral crisis can disrupt lives and even potentially lead to a person with Intellectual Disabilities or Mental Health concerns losing service providers. Our team works quickly to coordinate supports that address a potential behavioral crisis and bring stability.
It is the intent of the participating Counties to provide a crisis safety net range of services for persons with intellectual disabilities or related conditions.
These 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 intellectual 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.
MCCP acknowledges that people experience psychiatric, behavioral, medical, and situational crises. Each of these types of crises requires a different response, and utilization of crisis services should be appropriate to the need/crisis.
MCCP also acknowledges that the crisis system must maximize resources and develop a continuum of options in order to support people’s unique needs.
MCCP’s goals are:
To prevent crises affecting an individual’s placement
To provide timely behavioral consultations and assessments
To operate in conjunction with existing services
To decrease psychiatric hospitalizations resulting from behavioral crises, and allow people to successfully remain in the community
MCCP’s team includes an Intake Coordinator, Positive Support Specialists, Information and Referral (I&R) Specialists, Staff Augmentation Specialist, Psychiatric Nurse, Consulting Psychiatrists and Psychologists, MCCP Director, and Supervisors.
Additional support and oversight are provided by a steering committee made up of intellectual disability staff from the seven metro county sponsors.
Since 1996 MCCP has represented a collaborative effort among the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington.
MCCP is part of Mount Olivet Rolling Acres (MORA), a private, nonprofit agency with over 50 years of experience providing services for children, adults, and seniors with intellectual or developmental disabilities; behavioral health needs; chronic medical conditions; and elderly-related needs. Services include Residential Homes, In-Home Services, Adult Day Services, Therapeutic Recreation, Respite Services, Case Management, and Training for families and other providers.