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Community Collaborative for Crisis Response - C3R Cobb

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Nichols Center is currently implementing a statewide Community Collaborative for Crisis Response and through our established model of building a community-based network of care we provide lasting support for families through prevention, intervention, and recovery tools. Utilizing innovative technology and strategic approaches to combat the current crisis of suicide, substance use, mental illness and the opioid epidemic. Our goal is to expand our efforts in increasing the Crisis Response Collaborative through CIT trainings, Mental Health First Aid, and Suicide Intervention Training to Georgia communities. In 2020, Douglas County lost one of our own first responders to mental illness and this created the awareness for these critical services in our own community. Nichols Center has worked with Douglas County Fire/EMS since 2021 for mental health support, crisis debriefing, suicide intervention, and trauma resiliency trainings.


Due to a growing need for crisis response, education and awareness of this project has raised heightened urgency for Nichols Center to begin collaborative implementation now. We have built a 3-year road map to expand the Community Collaborative for Crisis Response across the state of Georgia. CIT meetings are an essential part of developing this initiative, with monthly meetings that will discuss crisis, mental health, and identify community gaps.


Program Deliverables:

  • Strategies for increasing educational trainings for Opioid epidemic, Suicide prevention, substance use disorder, and mental illness

  • Provide interactive evaluation tools to increase awareness of crisis response efforts

  • Demonstrate the utilization of technology to increase community engagement

  • Launch educational summit and awards gala

  • Monthly Collaborative Strategic C3R Workgroup

  • Focus groups and evaluation tools for stakeholders and community partners

  • Quarterly trainings for law enforcement, first responders, and other essential workforce personnel

  • Drug Disposal planning & Opioid Crisis Response

  • Community engagement road map & planning

  • Tools and materials for increasing Crisis Response Awareness

  • Crisis Response Gap assessment

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2024 Cobb Meeting Dates

  • May 24th, 10AM-12PM 

  • June 28th, 10AM-12PM 

  • July 26th, 10AM-12PM 

  • August 23rd, 10AM-12PM 

  • September 27th, 10AM-12PM 

  • October 25th, 10AM-12PM 

  • November 29th, 10AM-12PM 

  • December 6th, 10AM-12PM 

Register your program on our Cobb Resource Map

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To show appreciation and support for our first responders of Cobb County our volunteers prepare a monthly breakfast. Grab and go or stop and stay. We want to say thank you.

First Monday's 8AM-11AM at Nichols Center

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