Assertive Community Treatment

The purpose of ACT is to deliver comprehensive and effective services to individuals who are diagnosed with severe mental illness and whose needs have not been well met by traditional service delivery approaches.

Treatment history of individuals who will be served is characterized by frequent use of psychiatric hospitals and emergency rooms, involvement with the criminal justice system, and alcohol/substance abuse.

The ACT program is a recovery/oriented and client-driven treatment model.  A large body of research has demonstrated ACT’s effectiveness in treating persons with severe mental illness, and ACT programs have been implemented across the country and throughout the world.

Services provided by the ACT team seek to address all aspects of a person’s functioning and to nurture their life goals and integration into the community. ACT is a total team effort involving a prescribing provider, nurses, social work, therapists, substance abuse specialist, peer support specialist, and case managers with the emphasis on home visits and other interventions to promote recovery in the community.

Services

  • Individual counseling and coping skills instruction
  • Housing support
  • Employment Assistance. 
  • Training in managing daily activities
  • Substance abuse treatment that is integrated with mental health
  • General advocacy
  • Social skills development
  • Family support and education
  • Assistance with medications

Referrals

Those agencies considered to be a traditional, office based service where treatment has not been optimal can call and we can send a referral form to complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact Information:

Location:
622 Manzano NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

Map and Driving Directions

Phone Number:
(505)925-4044 (tel)

(505)925-4055 (fax)

Days / Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm

24/7 on call service for the participants