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For Immediate Release

Easterseals UCP Assertive Community Treatment Team to the Rescue

ACT helps woman get her life back on track

Wake County, November 14, 2016

Media Contact:
Marie Agius
marie.agius@eastersealsucp.org
(919)861-1600 ext 1

Clara

Clara needed help and she needed it fast.  Easterseals UCP Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team was there to help her.

The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team is a 24/7/365 program that serves individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses (SPMI) that are complicated by a variety of factors such as Substance Use, Medical Illness, chronic homelessness, frequent incarceration, etc.  The program assists these individuals with symptom stability so that they are able to remain in their own communities and reduce crisis intervention/hospitalization.  

ACT is ultimately about quality of life.  We believe that individuals with SPMIs can have happy, healthy lives, and our role is to help them to achieve that.  Ultimately, we believe that having an SPMI should not prevent anyone from having a fulfilling life experience. 

For Clara, who receives services for SPMI, she was left homeless due to an individual who had mismanaged her SSA funds. The ACT, which works every single day of the year around-the-clock to help in crisis situations, was there for Clara.  The team was able to get her a job, a temporary place to leave, and reinstate her benefits through Social Security.  Soon after, the team quickly found a permanent home for her.  All this happened in a matter of a few weeks providing Clara with the stability she needs.

Learn more about Easterseals UCP Mental Health Services

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