Intensive community treatment services are available for people with acute, complex needs who require outpatient services provided in their daily environment rather than at a behavioral health services site.
Intensive Case Management (ICM) teams work with people who have serious mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders, many of whom are homeless. The goal is to engage the individual in services to improve their quality of life and prevent hospitalization, incarceration and homelessness. [See the Intensive Case Management Team information in Spanish.] Services include:
- Case management
- Wraparound services (help with housing and other basic needs)
- Mental health supports
- Medication management
- Crisis intervention
- Jail Diversion (services for individuals with severe mental illness whose behavior has involved the police)
The Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) is similar to the Intensive Case Management Team and provides services 7 days/week.
The Project for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) and Hypothermia Services staff provides outreach services to individuals who are homeless and unsheltered.
Discharge planning services are provided to individuals in state psychiatric hospitals to link individuals to community-based services that enhance successful community-based recovery.
The staff also provides services for individuals who are judged Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity.