Areas in which ACT teams provide assistance :

Daily Living:

  • Grocery Shopping and Cooking
  • Purchasing and Caring for Clothing
  • Using transportation
  • Social and family relationships

Family Life:

  • Crisis management
  • Counseling and psychoeducation for family members
  • Coordination with child welfare and family service agencies
  • Supporting people in carrying out their roles as parents

Housing Assistance:

  • Finding suitable housing
  • Helping negotiate leases and pay rent
  • Purchasing and repairing household items
  • Developing relationships with landlords
  • Improving housekeeping skills

Financial Management:

  • Planning a budget
  • Troubleshooting financial problems e.g., disability payments
  • Assisting with bills
  • Increasing independence in money management


  • Oriented toward problem solving and built into all activities
  • Goals addressed by all team members
  • Includes development of illness management skills Health
  • Education to prevent health problems
  • Medical screening
  • Scheduling routine visits
  • Linking people with medical providers for acute care
  • Sex education and counseling on reproductive health

Medication Support:

  • Ordering medications from pharmacies
  • Delivering medications, if needed
  • Educating consumers about medications
  • Reminding individuals to take medications
  • Monitoring side effects


  • Work opportunities
  • Educating employers about serious mental illness
  • Help preparing for employment
  • Help finding and keeping employment
  • Employment support


  • Assisting with applications
  • Accompanying consumers to entitlement offices
  • Managing food stamps if needed
  • Assisting with redetermination of benefits Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Substance abuse treatment provided by the team
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