The Assertive Community Treatment program (ACT), implemented by the
Albany County Department of Mental Health, is the first such program in
the state to be licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health.
ACT Program has been developed to serve high need, high priority
individuals of Albany County with a unique and comprehensive approach to
treatment. A mobile team delivers flexible treatment, rehabilitation,
case management and support services to individuals with severe mental
illness who may have co-occurring disorders and whose needs have not
been well met by more traditional service delivery approaches..
The ACT team, which consists of a coordinator, psychiatrist, registered
nurses, social workers, credentialed alcohol and substance abuse
counselors, and a program assistant, uses peer support services and
local vocational rehabilitation programs as part of its service
delivery. The program offers 24 -hour crisis support.
David Gabrielsen, MSW, program coordinatorACT Team
175 Green Street
Albany NY 12202
If you live in Albany
County and receive or provide MRDD services, are a family member of a
consumer of MRDD services and/or are interested in this service area,
the MRDD Committee encourages you to attend one or more of the public
MRDD meetings. It is the hope of the Committee to expand the planning
process for MRDD services in a way that is inclusive and comfortable.