Portland Street Responses receives thousands of 911 calls every year. Professional responders are sent to nonviolent situations, rather than armed police officers. Despite the success of PSR, city council has recently shown a lack of support.
The Portland Street Response pilot project was so successful that last year City Council voted unanimously in favor of funding its 24/7 expansion across the city. This year, however, they have pulled their support and are considering closing PSR down altogether. We need to act quickly to make sure this doesn’t happen – sign the petition at friendsofPSR.com to show your support.
Rose Haven relies on Portland Street Response and we need your voice to help us keep this resource available for our community.
Update as of August 14th:
#SavePSR reached their goal of collecting at least 10,000 signatures in less than 10 days!
📋 11,400 + Signatures
🏛️ 25 Current & Former Elected Officials
📣 22 Community Leaders
🏢 77 Businesses, Non-Profits, Unions, Neighborhood Groups, & Faith Communities