Behavioral Health Adult Programs and Information
Snohomish County Services & Programs
The Behavioral Health Program works with agencies that provide services to some of the most vulnerable members of Snohomish County. BH supports a variety of Behavioral Health programs that serve community members of all ages including: short-term case management, jail transition, outreach and engagement, and community education. There are different eligibility requirements for each program, so if you need mental health services but do not know where to start, 2-1-1 – is the first point of contact for behavioral health services in Snohomish County. Additionally, most behavioral health providers in our county have Open Access (walk-in hours). Please call the agency or 211 for additional information.
North Sound Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization (NSBHASO) Advisory Board
In 1989, Snohomish County entered into an Interlocal Agreement establishing the Mental Health Regional Support Network (RSN) for Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom Counties. These counties allow the RSN to operate a single managed system of services for persons with mental illness living in these five counties.
The county appoints eight representatives to the North Sound Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization Advisory Board to provide independent advice to the North Sound BH-ASO Board of Directors and to provide independent feedback to local jurisdictions and service providers. As of July 2019, there are zero (0) current Snohomish County board positions available. Please see the announcement below regarding any future opportunities:
Snohomish County Human Services, Behavioral Health Division, is seeking interested citizens of Snohomish County to apply for the North Sound Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization Advisory Board. Members are expected to have an interest or background in mental health and substance use issues. Applicants, if selected for the Board, are expected to attend meetings in Mount Vernon. Board members are partners from the community who provide independent advice to the North Sound BH-ASO Executive Committee, and to provide independent feedback to local jurisdictions and service providers. Please submit applications by going to the Current Openings page, and complete an online application. If you have any questions or require further information, please email Jon Waters or call Jon at (425) 388-6291.
Treatment Has Value
The following studies show the characteristics of Drug Use Among Arrestees Booked Into Snohomish County Corrections Including Comparisons to Booked Arrestees in King and Spokane Counties:
Mental Health Community Support Specialists work within the Snohomish County Jail to assist in connecting individuals to mental health and treatment services. Jail Transition Services serves incarcerated individuals seeking mental health support and community resources. Clients enrolled in JTS are linked with a local mental health organization. The services available include; mental health counseling, intensive case management, drug and/or alcohol treatment, medical care, housing resources, transportation, education, and assistance obtaining employment. Jail Transition Services helps clients regain control of their lives and stay out of jail through reentry interventions and community support.
Homeless and Direct Outreach
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office of Neighborhoods’ law enforcement collaborates with Snohomish County Human Services’ social workers who go out into the field – literally – to identify, locate, and connect with homeless and vulnerable populations in the county. The goal is to foster long-term relationships and break the cycle of homelessness, mental health, and/or chemical dependency in our county. For more information please visit the Office of Neighborhoods website.
Housing Liaison Services (WRAPS)
WRAPS Specialists work directly with clients living in publicly funded housing and homeless shelters who are at risk of losing their housing due to untreated addiction issues. Services include referral to CD and MH treatment, recovery support and relapse prevention.
- For recovery help, contact the Washington Recovery Help Line toll-free at (866) 789-1511.
- For additional information about the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment and Support Act (ADATSA), please read the ADATSA (PDF) document.
- North Sound Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization (North Sound BH-ASO) - The Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization for crisis services and non-Medicaid funded services in Whatcom, Snohomish, Skagit, San Juan, and Island Counties:
- North Sound Behavioral Health Administrative Services Organization (NSBHASO) home page
- Behavioral Health Ombudsman, regional program through Community Action of Skagit County
- Behavioral Health Services Provider List, list of available providers by county