Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
ACT, is a way of delivering a full range of services to people who have a serious mental illness.
ACT’s goal is to give consumers comprehensive community-based care to help them increase their stability to have a life that isn’t dominated by their mental illnesses.
How does ACT help consumers?
Consumers get help taking care of their basic needs. The ACT Teams help consumers find housing, apply for food stamps, go back to school or get a job, reduce or eliminate substance use, reduce impact from difficult life experiences in therapy, monitor and administer medications, provide peer support, and find the right psychiatric medications for their needs. The ACT teams work closely with consumers to improve their mental health so they can have the best quality of life possible. ACT is an evidence-based practice with proven outcomes to reduce psychiatric hospitalizations, reduce legal involvement, and improve housing stability.
ACT is funded by MaineCare and grant-funding for those who do not have MaineCare