LEAD Referrals

LEAD accepts social referrals, Officer Referrals, and walk-ins!

How to Get Connected

Individuals seeking services for themselves can walk in to receive services or can call to set up a time to meet with staff.

If you are making a referral for another person, please have the following information ready:

  • Name and reliable contact information​ for the person

  • Referring party's information

  • Service needs or concerns

Officers have the ability,

using their discretion,

to make a diversion referral. 

Community members

(including family and friends) and service providers may make a social referrals for:

  • Individuals who are in need of case management due to substance use

  • Individuals who are at risk of probation violation or other involvement with the criminal justice system

What is a diversion?

Clients who come to us through a diversion mean that they initially had contact with a

law enforcement officer who could have charged them with an offense. Instead, the officer

chose to divert the person into case management instead of the local criminal justice system. 

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Email: wataugalead@gmail.com

Phone: 828-406-9911

Contact us with any questions or to get help for yourself or someone you care about. 

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