The Durham Assertive Community Treatment Team’s (ACTT) goal is to help members feel better, stronger and take positive steps towards the things that matter to them in their life. We believe that recovery is possible with the right plan in place. Our job is to do whatever it takes to support you in your recovery journey.
3505 N Roxboro Street
Durham, North Carolina 27704
Program Collateral & Information
Essentials at a Glance
Program Type: Community-Based
# of Members: 100
Who We Serve: Adult residents of Durham County, North Carolina, aged 18 and older, who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness.
About the Program:The purpose of Durham ACTT is to provide excellent services for adults with complex mental illness, assist them in living in the community during their recovery process, and support them in achieving their full potential. Members of Durham ACTT are adults with serious mental illness (SMI), who often have co-occurring disorders such as substance use. The program complies with accepted Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) standards and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), a national accrediting body.
Individuals selected for ACT programs generally have a history of high use of psychiatric services and institutional care settings, such as Institutes for Mental Disease and state hospitals. The individuals selected for ACT no longer require a secure environment, but cannot make the transition to independent living without support. ACT services fill that gap by providing intensive services and strong member-staff relationships that enable members to transition to and remain in the community successfully. Among the benefits associated with ACT programs, are a reduction in the use of inpatient hospital bed days, and a decrease in the number of visits to local area hospital emergency departments.