Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an intensive community based (outpatient) treatment program with a multi-disciplinary team of providers that supports MaineCare eligible adults who may have a major mental illness diagnosis and often co-occurring disorders. The goal of the ACT Program is to improve the client’s functioning in the least restrictive setting, while strengthening family, work, school and community ties.
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Medication management
- Individual, family and group therapy
- Intensive case management
- Substance abuse treatment services
- Crisis stabilization services
- Vocational support services
The multi-disciplinary team includes a psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, registered nurse, case manager, therapist, and an employment specialist. The client has access to support 24/7 for crisis needs. The ACT Program is based on national standards and is intended to prevent psychiatric hospitalization and criminal justice involvement.
||The ACT Program provides a safe and confidential environment where clients can:
- Receive the highest quality individual and group therapy services.
- Be connected to resources in the community and help navigate the social service system.
- Receive individualized treatment from a team of providers in a therapeutic environment.
||Benefits of the adult ACT services:
- Community based
- Intensive support
- Based on client strengths and needs
- Long-term commitment to care
- Multi-disciplinary professional team
- Less restrictive
- Crisis stabilization
- Help with housing, employment and finances
Adult ACT services are offered at our locations in Biddeford, Brunswick (CORE Program), Portland (Lancaster Street), ACCESS Program on St. John Street, and ACTION Program on Gilman Street), and Springvale.
For more information about ACT, contact:
Karole Johnson, Director of ACT