Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a multidisciplinary team providing case management, assertive outreach, rehabilitation, and support for clients requiring a more intensive level of care.
ACT (Assertive Community Treatment)
In 1994, Community Support Services launched its first ACT team providing wrap-around services for persons with more intensive needs requiring frequent community contact to maintain stability. Persons referred to ACT typically have a history of multiple hospitalizations and crisis intervention visits.
FACT (Forensic Assertive Community Treatment)
In 2013, the FACT program was developed to serve individuals who have severe and persistent mental illness with psychosis, extensive criminal history, and a current misdemeanor charge. Persons eligible for FACT are court-ordered to participate in the program. Persons with sexual offenses and/or persons designated as registered sex offenders are not eligible for the program. Persons referred to FACT must be assessed by the FACT team to determine eligibility prior to the court ordering the person to FACT.
ITT (Intensive Treatment Team)
The ITT team provides another option for wrap-around services. The ITT team works specifically with young adults who may be transitioning from the children’s mental health system to the adult system. The ITT team focuses on assisting clients to develop more effective coping skills while also learning about their mental illness and treatment options.
SAMI PACT (Substance Abuse/Mental Illness Program of Assertive Community Treatment Team)
The SAMI PACT program is designed for clients with significant mental health and substance use concerns. The agency employs the principles of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT). This evidence-based practice uses motivational interviewing techniques and a stage of change model to provide community-based services to address the unique needs of persons with severe mental illnesses and substance use disorders.