Assertive Community Treatment

The Assertive Community Treatment team works in the community to reach people who have severe mental illness and have become disengaged from treatment.

About the Program

The team works closely with each client, meeting them where they are to follow small steps of progress toward a successful conclusion and a more independent life. The multidisciplinary team consists of psychiatrists, nurses, chemical addiction counselors, vocational specialists, social workers and peer specialists.


All referrals for participation come from the DC Department of Mental Health.

Often, the consumers selected for ACT support have experienced frequent psychiatric hospitalizations and/or visits to the community mental crisis center, homelessness, incarceration or poor medical care. Consumers are also often under-insured or uninsured and may suffer from medical conditions including hypertension, HIV/AIDS, diabetes or substance abuse.

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