Malora Christensen

Episode 229 is Malora Christensen. Malora is the Program Manager for Whatcom County’s high-intensity diversion programs; GRACE and LEAD. Both programs provide intensive services for people in Whatcom County who have complex challenges and often interact with crisis response systems in ineffective and avoidable ways. We discuss Malora’s path to social work, her India experience, diversion, EMS, Community Paramedicine, the development of both programs in Whatcom County, and the success and possible future of the GRACE and LEAD programs. If you want to learn more about Whatcom County’s Diversion Programs you can contact Malora at or

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