The RISE Program helps to build bridges to treatment. If someone has or appears to have mental health problems and is unable or unwilling to access help, RISE can help.

The RISE Program is offered by Ventura County Behavioral Health specifically to encourage and enable people in these situations to get assessment and treatment. The field-based outreach team makes contact, then provides ongoing support in navigating any challenges to accessing care. And it’s not just one-time assistance – the RISE team follows up with clients as needed and may be closely involved with case management. 

If a person is experiencing a moderate or high-risk crisis – if their words or behaviors suggest they may harm themselves or others, or if they appear to be gravely disabled – do not contact RISE. Contact the Crisis Team at 1-866-998-2243.

TAY Engager Teams

The TAY engager teams will consist of two Behavioral Health Clinicians, two Community Service Coordinators, two Peer Recovery Coaches and one Parent Partner who will provide outreach and engagement to TAY aged individuals from 16-25 years of age. The teams will serve clients within this age range throughout Ventura County. The objective being to help reduce crisis among this population, providing support, preventing them from slipping through the cracks, and connecting them to ongoing services specific to the needs of this population.

Law Enforcement Partnership Teams

A Community Service Coordinator will be partnered with each of the following law enforcement agencies, one CSC with Ventura Police Department, one CSC with Oxnard Police Department, and two CSC’s will share time between Simi Police Department and Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, covering Camarillo and Thousand Oaks. The objective for the law enforcement partnership teams is to address those individuals in the community who have high calls for service and are creating disturbances in the community. The individuals will primarily be identified by law enforcement as high utilizers of emergency services. The CSC and Law Enforcement Officer will work with these individuals to help connect or re-connect them to services to reduce the number of calls to service, hospitalizations and/or incarcerations.

Contact Us

STAR – Adult Mental Health Services
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Phone: (805) 981-4233

Contact Person:
Felicia Skaggs M.S.
Behavioral Health Clinic Administrator III
RISE Program/RISE Expansion/Assist/PATH Homeless Outreach
Direct: 805.981.9265
Main: 805.981.4233

> See the RISE brochure for more information

> RISE Program Referral Form & Instructions