Alternatives to 911 for Mental Health Response

Alternatives to 911 for Mental Health Response Virtual Events with Sacramento County

The County of Sacramento is seeking community input on alternatives to calling 911 in a behavioral health crisis. Behavioral Health Services is hosting two virtual community engagement sessions via Zoom for Alternatives to 911 for Mental Health Response per Supervisor Kennedy’s guidance directing staff to propose alternatives. Our intent is to be inclusive.

If you would like to participate, please RSVP using one of the following links:

Interpretation will be available at both events in Arabic, Chinese, Hmong, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language (ASL) and Real Time Captioning (RTC). Invitation flyers to this meeting in English and the first six named languages can be found below:

In order to participate in the events, community members are instructed to do the following:

  1. Please download Zoom:

To access language interpretation, participants must have the Zoom application installed on their computer.

Note that while there are 2 other ways to join zoom meetings (below), these do NOT support interpretation.

    • Web browser (meeting experience is limited)
    • Conference Call (no video)
  1. Please join the meeting event 15 minutes before it begins if you are participating in another language so the interpreter can explain how to connect to the interpretation services.

If community members would prefer to submit written comments instead of attending the sessions, they can do so here:  

If you have questions or if you wish to attend and need to arrange for a reasonable accommodation, please contact Anne-Marie Rucker at (916) 875-3861 or