In Sacramento, Calif., a group of volunteers is supporting a program to provide trauma-informed, community-based and peer-driven intervention to respond to people in crisis without the need for police. The program, called Mental Health First, was created by the Sacramento chapter of the Anti Police-Terror Project and involves "a few dozen volunteers in Sacramento who do street outreach." They answer calls, texts and social media requests to respond to crises all night on the weekends.

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