Community Support Teams

North Carolina’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a multidisciplinary team that provides intensive, community-based services to adults with Severe, Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI).  The ACT Team assertively engages individuals in the community to address a multitude of treatment needs, including: housing, vocational, educational, medication compliance, mental health stability, and substance abuse issues.  The goal of ACT is to increase overall functioning in the community.  Services are designed to treat the whole person, encouraging the individual’s autonomy to the greatest extent possible. The ACT Team provides wraparound support, which includes 24/7 crisis response. Services are provided where individuals need the most support vs. at a facility or office. This may be at a person’s home, at their place of employment, or various other locations in the community.

ACT services are available to adults with a SPMI diagnosis (I.e., Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, Bipolar, etc.). The typical ACT client has had difficulty maintaining appointments in the community, difficulty obtaining/maintaining their medications, high use of crisis services and/or ED/psychiatric admissions, unstable housing, substance use issues, and difficulty maintaining employment.

Tel: (252) 648-3308
Fax: (252) 321-0578
2245 Stantonburg Rd., Suite O
Greenville, NC 27834

 

Washington’s Intensive Residential Treatment (IRT) Team

The Intensive Residential Treatment (IRT) program is an intensive wraparound service for individuals who have been discharged from state hospitals or who are at risk for psychiatric inpatient hospitalization. These individuals have been placed for residency in Adult Family Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Skilled Nursing Facilities. The goal of the program is to assist in reintegrating into the community after extended hospitalization, focuses on recovery and wellness, reduce re-hospitalization due to mental health challenges, provide support to their residential home staff and provide education around appropriate use of community resources. The team will provide evidence-based practice of Cognitive Behavior Therapy-Psychosis and Person-Centered model.

Tel: (253) 235-5216
Fax: (253) 517-3531
4210 20th St. E. Suite B & C
Fife, WA 98424

 

Washington’s Crisis Response Unit (CRU)

Our trained professionals bring years of valuable experience working in either involuntary evaluation and treatment facilities or in voluntary crisis facilities. CRU members have a diverse combination of education, varying from an AA to an MSW, experience and many of them are also Certified Peer Counselors.

The CRU Team will be patrolling the streets of Olympia and will also be available to handle calls either by phone or via TCOMM. They will respond to a wide range of calls for someone in crisis related to mental health, substance use, and homelessness. Our team will assist with crisis counseling, conflict resolution and mediation, harm reduction, resource connections, referrals, and transportation to services. CRU will always respond with a two-person team and will not restrain or take people against their will, violate confidentiality, provide transportation, home or judge anyone. Our team will be pro-active and pro-social with our downtown community members, businesses and social services.

 

Coming Soon! Utah’s Forensic Assertive Community Treatment Team (FACT)

Opening in August 2020

The Forensic ACT Team (FACT) will serve individuals with serious mental illness, who often have co-occurring substance use disorders, who have repeated contact with law enforcement and the criminal justice system that is driven by their symptoms of mental illness. FACT services will be delivered to fidelity with the SAMHSA criteria for this type of service.

The individuals served by the team must have one of the following diagnoses: Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder with psychotic features; have 2 or more interactions with law enforcement in the past year due to mental illness or substance abuse (this includes involuntary commitment); and be assessed to have medium or high criminogenic risk on a standardized risk and need assessment. This last criterion is what separates FACT from a typical ACT team by creating a purposeful focus on mentally ill individuals who end up with frequent contact with the criminal justice system.

Tel: (385) 271-1017
2411 South 1070 West
West Valley City, UT 84119

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