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Penn Foundation Expands ACT Program to Chester County

(SELLERSVILLE, Pa.) – Penn Foundation’s expertise and strong program outcomes tied to its Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs led the agency to recently being awarded the contract to expand its ACT program operations to Chester County beginning July 1. Penn Foundation will continue to operate its ACT programs in Sellersville, Bucks County and Pottstown, Montgomery County. Craig Oliver, MA – who previously served as Team Leader for Penn Foundation’s Pottstown ACT Team – has been promoted to director of ACT services; Rachel Budich, MA, has been promoted to Team Leader of the Pottstown ACT Team; and Rockella Blaylock, MA, has been promoted to Team Leader of the Chester County ACT Team.

The ACT program offers a person-centered approach to care that blends the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, nursing, addictions, social work, and psychosocial rehabilitation. Individuals benefit from having a multidisciplinary team of professionals who work together to provide highly individualized treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to individuals living with severe mental illness.

“Penn Foundation has been providing ACT services for 13 years,” says Oliver. “Both our Pottstown and Sellersville teams have demonstrated success in lessening or eliminating symptoms of mental illness; minimizing or preventing recurrent episodes of illness; enhancing an individual’s ability to live independently within his or her own community; and lessening the family’s burden of providing care. We are excited for the opportunity to offer Chester County this same innovative, responsive care.”

The Chester County team will operate in the same office that was used by the former ACT team (403A Gordon Drive, Exton, PA 19341). But with plans underway to renovate the office, the team will temporarily share space with Penn Foundation’s ACT Team in Pottstown (500 Creekside Drive, Suites 501 and 503, Pottstown, PA 19464). The Chester County ACT team can be reached at 267.452.1950.

For more information about Penn Foundation’s ACT program, please contact Craig Oliver, MA, Director of ACT Services, at 267.404.5924 or coliver@pennfoundation.org.

About Penn Foundation
Founded in 1955, Penn Foundation is a non-profit organization providing innovative services to address the mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of individuals in our community. With headquarters in Sellersville, Bucks County, and satellite offices in Colmar, Souderton, and Pottstown, Penn Foundation employs 440 compassionate professionals that serve more than 19,000 children, adolescents, and adults each year with integrated, holistic care designed to meet the unique needs of each person. Penn Foundation believes strongly in the resiliency of the human spirit and is committed to instilling hope, inspiring change, and building community.