Assertive Community Treatment Teams

Supports: 

Severe, persistent mentally ill individuals in the community.

Contact: 

CTT Allegheny                                                  ACT Westmoreland
6401 Penn Avenue                                          211 Huff Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206                                      Greensburg, PA 15601
Phone 412.345.0004                                       Phone 724.552.4975
Fax 412.345.0020                                           Fax 724.552.4979
 

 

Details: 

The goal is to help in the process of recovery and to provide the support for mentally ill individuals to remain in the community.   Family Services of Western Pennsylvania has the 9th team in Allegheny County and the 1st and only team in Westmoreland County.

History: 

Introduced in the 1970’s at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, Wisconsin when mental health professionals realized that many people diagnosed with severe mental illness who were discharged from inpatient care in stable condition were returning back to inpatient care shortly after discharge.