Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) delivers a full range of services to adults over the age of 18 who are living with a Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). An SPMI is defined as someone who has been diagnosed with a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder that causes serious functional impairment that substantially interferes with, or limits, one or more major life activities.
ACT may provide intervention to those most struggling to meet their basic needs in a community setting as a result of their SPMI. The ACT team is geared to assist clients secure and maintain services to meet their basic needs such as housing, food security, or routine medical care that may be jeopardized due to instability of SPMI management while also working to promote mental and behavioral health.
Following an evidence based practice, ACT clients will often have more stable housing and living environments, stronger self-efficacy and independence, and create the tools to meet goals set within their personal lives. ACT clients will also tend to experience less psychiatric hospitalizations due to the wrap around support and services they receive in an outpatient setting.