Yamhill County has a team of responders who can support people experiencing a behavioral health related crisis. Community Outreach Services (COS) are available to all residents of Yamhill County 24 hours a day, every day of the year. COS can provide crisis services, safety planning, evaluation for higher levels of care, stabilization referrals, resources, and supports to youth and adults.
COS can be reached through the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (dial or text 988), the Yamhill County Crisis Line (1-844-842-8200) or non-emergency dispatch. If you or someone you know is experiencing a behavioral health crisis, you can call and request COS. COS takes information from callers and can provide an in-person, face-to-face response, or over-the-phone assistance, if preferred to the person experiencing the crisis. COS works closely with Yamhill County partners such as law enforcement, the jail, probation officers, and community resources like shelters, local libraries, and more. The goal of COS is to assist Yamhill County residents in crisis to remain at the lowest level of care needed to remain safe. The Yamhill County COS team is comprised of therapists, Qualified Mental Health Associates (QMHAs) and peer supports to best ensure the experience of the person in crisis.