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Alternative Response Program: Upcoming Opportunities to Get Involved

Feedback will help address our community's need for crisis prevention and management

The City of Raleigh is developing an alternative response program where health professionals and/or social workers (and not police officers) would respond to certain 911 calls. The City is offering various opportunities for community involvement in this work within the next several months.

Here’s information about the next few opportunities:

Pop-up event in collaboration with Advance Community Health

  • Friday, Jan. 19
  • Time: 9 a.m.- 12 noon  
  • Location: 1011 Rock Quarry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610   

Listening Session 2 in collaboration with the LGBT Center of Raleigh

  • Tuesday, Jan. 23
  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m. 
  • Loaction: Raleigh United Mutual Aid Hub, 415 Hillsborough Street, Ste. 101, Raleigh, NC 27603

Pop-up event at Food Lion of New Bern Avenue

  • Saturday, Jan. 27
  • Time: 1 – 4 p.m.
  • Location: 3685 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610 

There are a variety of events planned for February, too, including:

For more information about these and other scheduled opportunities, visit the community engagement page.  

The City and our partners are developing the program to further address the community’s need for crisis prevention and management. We want to build this work in a way that incorporates the input of those who will be impacted most and who will be needed to make successful, long-term change in Raleigh.    



Lance Shinholser
Community Relations Analyst


Lead Department:
Community Engagement