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Mental Health Division
Mental Health Division

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Our Purpose

  • To provide community-based comprehensive case management services that include frequent contacts with clients;
  • To support clients to stabilize their housing and living situations, to access immediate services, and to develop social supports;
  • To reduce unnecessary emergency room and hospital visits;
  • To provide practical assistance such as housing resources, money management, vocational support, family advocacy and support, and transportation.

What We Do

  • Case management, crisis assessment and intervention, symptom assessment and management, individual supportive therapy
  • Services to ensure that clients obtain the basic necessities of daily life and to support activities of daily living
  • Substance abuse recovery services
  • Medication administration and monitoring
  • Work-related services to help clients find and maintain employment
  • Services to support social, interpersonal relationships and leisure-time skill training
  • Education, support and consultation to client’s families and friends

Who We Serve

High need/high use residents of Berkeley or Albany, 18 or older, who are seriously and persistently disabled and have a history of multiple hospitalizations or incarcerations.  Participation in this program is voluntary.

Accessibility

Language(s) Spoken:  English, Spanish.

Fee:  Sliding scale based on income.  We accept medi-cal insurance

Wheelchair Accessible:  Yes

Clinical Staff

Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Registered Nurse, Marriage and Family Therapists

Hours of Operation

ACT Team:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

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Mental Health Division, 1521 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703
Questions or comments? Email: mentalhealth@cityofberkeley.info Phone: (510) 981-5290
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903
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