A Mental Health Diversion Program - The Trueblood program is derived from SAMHSA’s Sequential Intercept Model with a focus on Intercept 2; Initial detention and first court appearance. Trueblood assesses mental health status and needs, develops an individualized community support plan and provides recovery focused case management for incarcerated individuals living with mental illness who meet program eligibility requirements.

Who is eligible for the TRUEBLOOD program? 

Individuals who are 18 years or older and are currently facing charges that have a nexus (causal relationship) related to their diagnosed chronic mental illness, are amenable to services and meet the requirements of RCW 2.30.030. 

What is the goal of the TRUEBLOOD program? 

The goal of the Trueblood program is to divert individuals from incarceration and help to integrate them back into society while connecting them to resources and stabilization services provided by our community partners.


Contact information

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1447
Chehalis, WA 98532

Cowlitz Location:
1338 Commerce Ave, Suite 303
Longview, WA 98632

Grays Harbor Location:
3033-B Ingram Street
Hoquiam, WA 98550

By Phone: 
   (360) 261-6930 / (855) 303-4834

Fax Numbers:
   (360) 356-1832 / (844) 810-6422

By E-mail:

What services does the TRUEBLOOD program provide?

  • Assessment, evaluation and a collaborative approach
  • Assistance navigating criminal justice and behavioral health systems
  • Pre and post release peer support
  • Individualized support plans
  • Intense recovery focused case management
  • Warm hand-offs to Behavioral Health Agencies
  • Therapeutic and supportive monitoring

Who Provides TRUEBLOOD Services?

The Community Integrated Health Services Agency has developed a team of professionals that provide individualized support in collaboration with existing systems to assist in reintegration of program participants to an appropriate least restrictive environment. The team is comprised of;

Three Mental Health Professionals

  • Assesses and evaluates possible Trueblood participants,  
  • Conveys recommendations to County Prosecutors and start collaborative referral processe

Four Local Court Coordinators

  • Collaborates with local criminal justice and behavioral health systems
  • Assist in facilitating enrollment into Trueblood program

Four Certified Diversion Peer Counselors

  • Provides intense recovery-focused case management
  • Warm hand-offs to Behavioral Health Agencies in the community of participant’s choosing

How do you make referrals to the TRUEBLOOD Program?

Community partners can refer individuals to the Trueblood Mental Health Diversion Program by calling, faxing or emailing with the information provided above.