The Manhattan Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program provides rehabilitation, nursing and psychiatric services, integrated substance use counseling, group therapy, employment and housing assistance, case management and peer support delivered by a mobile, multi-unit disciplinary mental health treatment team for adults with severe mental illness residing in Upper Manhattan.
The Manhattan ACT Program serves individuals who have a severe and persistent mental illness. Individuals must have a demonstrated history of noncompliance with traditional mental health treatment services and have high use of acute psychiatric hospitals.
Referrals to Manhattan ACT must be made through the Adult Single Point of Access (SPOA) operated by the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS). The process includes a universal referral form (URF) and required clinical documentation. Based on established eligibility criteria and identified need, SPOA makes referrals to appropriate programs, including CASES Manhattan ACT.
To reach SPOA and for all referrals call 1.212.801.3343. Referral forms may be accessed at the Center for Urban Community Services' website.