In Fall 2012, CASES assumed leadership of the Manhattan Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. CASES Manhattan ACT will provide comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support to persons with serious and persistent mental illness in Upper Manhattan, including the communities of Harlem, Inwood, and Washington Heights.
CASES was selected in a competitive process by the NYS Office of Mental Health to operate Manhattan ACT, our second state-licensed ACT Team. Since 2003, CASES has operated Nathaniel ACT serving individuals in New York City indicted on felony charges who are jail- or prison-bound and have severe and persistent mental illness. With its community focus, Manhattan ACT enables CASES to effectively address the unique needs of individuals with serious and persistent mental illness residing in Upper Manhattan.
The ACT Team
The Manhattan ACT team consists of clinicians who have training and experience in psychiatry, mental health, nursing, social work, substance abuse treatment, peer support, housing, and employment. Team members collaborate to provide clients an integrated array of treatment and supervision services in the community. As opposed to providing services in an office setting, the ACT team visits consumers at home, jobsites, and other settings in the community. Services are available 24 hours day, seven days a week, to support community reintegration, stability, and recovery.