Bend mental health homes generate 911 calls, but no crimes, police say

One of the chief concerns of neighbors near two planned mental health residential treatment homes in Bend is safety. The three existing mental health treatment homes in Bend, though not the same type as the new homes, have generated many calls to 911, according to records obtained by The Bulletin, but no crimes in the five years of records reviewed.

Yet the company scheduled to open two more treatment homes in Bend next month, Telecare, had to close a Roseberg facility over the summer because it could not recruit enough staff, and it faces a wrongful death lawsuit in California. Read the rest of my story here.