Disaster Crisis Outreach and Referral Team (DCORT)
WCSI has a group of 13 DCORT members that are trained specifically to respond to community disasters. DCORT members go through an intensive training process so they know how to help people through community crises, both large and small.
Some events the team have been deployed to include:
- Car accidents
- School response
- Tragic death or loss of life events
- Weather emergencies such as floods and tornadoes
Our DCORT trained staff can accompany FEMA, police departments or the American Red Cross depending on the type of event. When called to respond to a crisis situation, the team leader deploys members based on their level of training and experience. All members of the team volunteer their time and can be called out at a moment’s notice 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
If you could benefit from DCORT in response to a disaster or have questions regarding services that DCORT can offer, please call Westmoreland County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm at 724-830-3617 and after hours, weekends and holidays at 1-800-836-6010.