Assertive Community Treatment
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) works with severe and persistent mentally ill Southeast Asian adults who had been in psychiatric hospitals. The purpose of ACT is to prevent the return of these clients to the hospital by extending the support and treatment skill of the psychiatric hospital into the community.
In addition to maintaining the symptoms of clients at a reduced level and preventing acute episodes, ACT helps them toward recovery by increasing their ability to meet their basic needs and enhance the quality of their lives. ACT service includes improving client functioning in adult social life and in employment. ACT also supports the family and lessens the burden of providing care for the mentally ill person.
- Psychiatric services, counseling, therapy, social skills development
- Service is provided with energy, persistence and emotional support
- Frequent client visits; as much as every day or multiple times in one day
- Community- and home-based support for client comfort
- Integration of psychiatric and medical services and needs
- Bilingual/bicultural Hmong, Cambodian and Vietnamese providers available
How to Access
Assertive Community Treatment is available to Southeast Asian adults 18 and older residing in Ramsey County. Referrals accepted from hospitals, intensive residential treatment facilities, outpatient services providers, case managers, and family members. Clients undergo assessment and must be approved for services by Ramsey County. Services are provided primarily in home and community settings, but can be offered in an office setting by request.
Clinic intake, 651-280-2310