Courtesy of Kitsap Sun – Kitsap’s Crisis Triage Center opened last August with ambitious goals: reduce emergency room cases, jail visits and in-patient hospitalizations stemming from behavioral health crises.

A year into operations the crisis triage center is already proving its worth, according to officials with Kitsap Mental Health Services, which runs the county-owned facility.

The center has served 448 people since last August, about one-third of whom are homeless. The facility, housed in the former Kitsap Recovery Center building on Fuson Road, has seen 689 admissions in total, with some people staying at the center multiple times.

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