ACT (Assertive Community Treatment)

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a person-centered approach to care for adults 18 years of age and older that aims to lessen or eliminate symptoms of mental illness; minimize or prevent recurrent episodes of illness; enhance an individual’s ability to live independently within his or her own community; and lessen the family’s burden of providing care.

It is unique in that it blends the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, nursing, addictions, social work, and psychosocial rehabilitation, offering a multidisciplinary team of professionals who work together to provide highly individualized treatment, rehabilitation, and support services in individuals’ homes and communities.

Penn Foundation has three ACT teams:

– Exton, Chester County

– Pottstown, Montgomery County

– Sellersville, Bucks County

The Sellersville team also includes a Forensics Specialist whose primary role is to advocate for individuals as they move through the criminal justice system. The Forensics Specialist also serves as the team’s liaison with the judicial system (e.g. police, county corrections, probation and parole officers, etc.)

For general questions about ACT services, please contact Craig Oliver, Director of ACT Services, at 267.404.5924 or coliver@pennfoundation.org or you can contact a specific team:

Chester County ACT Team Pottstown ACT Team Sellersville ACT Team
Rockella Blaylock, Team Leader Rachel Budich, Team Leader Lolly Smith, Team Leader
267.452.1950 610.819.6000 267.517.0020
403A Gordon Drive
Exton, PA 19341
500 Creekside Drive
Suites 501 and 503
Pottstown, PA 19464
807 Lawn Avenue
Sellersville, PA 18960