Assertive Community Treatment Teams

For persons requiring more intensive community based services, the agency offers four ACT-level teams.

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.

ITT (Intensive Treatment Team) – The ITT team provides another option for wrap-around services. The ITT team works to assist young persons transitioning from the children’s mental health system to the adult system.

SAMI PACT – For persons with significant mental health and substance use concerns, the agency employs the principles of IDDT (Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment). This evidence-based practice employs motivational interviewing techniques and a stage of change model to provide community-based services to address the unique needs of persons with severe mental illness and significant substance use disorders.

FACT (Forensic Assertive Community Treatment) - In 2013, Community Support Services began a new ACT team designed 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.

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Community Support Services, Inc.
150 Cross Street Akron, Ohio 44311
(330) 253-9388

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