Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) - Homewood Health Centre

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155 Delhi St., Guelph

Homewood's Assertive Community Treatment Teams (ACCT) offer client-centred, highly individualized treatment, support and rehabilitation for residents of Guelph and Wellington county living with severe and persistent mental illness. This program helps clients to achieve their quality-of-life goals and helps them prepare to live as independently as possible. 


Services and Support

ACTT program participants can expect to receive a wide range of supports, treatments and interventions including:

  • medication monitoring and supervision;
  • crisis assessment and intervention;
  • symptom assessment, management and education;
  • supportive counselling;
  • collaboration with families and agencies;
  • life skills teaching;
  • housing assistance;
  • recreational support;
  • vocational support;
  • continuity of care; and
  • advocacy.

 

Admission Criteria

Referrals to the wait list are accepted from individuals, families and service providers on behalf of people who:

  • are age 16 to 64 years of age on admission;
  • are diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, particularly schizophrenia;
  • are unable to function independently in the community in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure due to mental illness;
  • have a high number of admissions to hospital; and
  • require intensive service to maintain treatment, rehabilitation and support in the community.
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