Assertive Community Treatment Team

The Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) is a service provided by an interdisciplinary team that ensures service availability 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and is prepared to carry out a full range of treatment functions wherever and whenever needed. A service recipient is referred to the Assertive Community Treatment Team service when it has been determined that his/her needs are so pervasive and/or unpredictable that they can not be met effectively by any other combination of available community services.

The service objectives are addressed by activities designed to:

  • promote symptom stability and appropriate use of medication
  • restore personal, community living and social skills
  • promote and maintain physical health
  • establish access to entitlements, housing, work and social opportunities
  • promote and maintain the highest possible level of functioning in the community


This service is delivered in a team approach designed to address the identified needs of specialized populations and/or the long term support of those with persistent mental health and/or substance abuse issues that require intensive interventions to remain stable in the community. The population served has access to a variety of interventions twenty-four hours, seven days per week by staff that will maintain contact and intervene as one organizational unit. ACTT provides ongoing assertive outreach and treatment necessary to address the service recipient's needs effectively. This model is primarily a mobile unit, but includes some clinical based services.

To learn more, please review our ACTT Brochure or contact one of the following Assertive Community Treatment Teams.

Haywood/Buncombe ACTT

Jackson/Macon/Swain ACTT

Cherokee/Clay/Graham ACTT

Transylvania ACTT