Assertive Community Treatment

Available in Bartow, Floyd, Paulding and Polk counties

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services promote sustained mental health recovery in the least restrictive environment for adults age 18 and over with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI). ACT services are provided in the community (rather than a clinic) by a mental health team that includes experts in psychiatry, nursing, psychology, social work, substance abuse and vocational rehabilitation, as well as a certified peer specialist.

The ACT team is available to individuals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and multiple team members are familiar with each individual to ensure timely and continuous access to services. Team members help individuals take the lead in directing their care and treatment goals, and help individuals develop and strengthen natural supports, and social and community living skills. The ACT team provides counseling, education, rehabilitation, linkages to other community resources and other assistance to help individuals become self-sufficient. Family members and significant others can be included at the individual’s request.

What ACT provides

Symptom assessment and management
• Crisis intervention
• Cognitive behavioral therapy
• Support and recovery services
• Vocational training
• Education (substance abuse, self-management, family support, social skills)
• Community integration
• Connection to housing
• Services coordination

Who ACT is for

Assertive Community Treatment is for adults age 18 and older with the following history or risk factors:
• Severe and persistent mental illness that impairs their ability to live in the community
• Traditional mental health services have not been successful
• History of multiple hospitalizations or extended stays in psychiatric institutions
• At risk for or history of criminal justice involvement
• History of chronic homelessness or at risk for homelessness
• Co-occurring substance-related disorder

Contact

For more information about the Assertive Community Treatment or to make a referral:
Phone: (706) 223-9023 ext. 2034
Fax: (706) 314-6622
After-hours on-call phone: (678) 988-0043
Address: 6 Mathis Drive, Rome, Georgia
Visit the Referral Forms page for an online ACT referral form