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Assertive Community Treatment – Homeless

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Assertive Community Treatment - Homeless
People Incorporated
2120 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Phone: 612-465-0105
Fax: 612-465-0107

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Who we serve

We assist homeless adults, with homelessness being defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as:

An individual who lacks housing, including an individual whose primary residence during the night is a supervised public of private facility that provides temporary living accommodations, and an individual who is a resident in transitional housing. A homeless person is an individual without permanent housing who may live on the streets; stay in a shelter, mission, single room occupancy facilities, abandoned building or vehicle; or in any other unstable or non-permanent situation.
[Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C., 254b)]

ACT clients are referred to the program from staff at shelters by People Incorporated’s street outreach team, other outreach workers in Hennepin County, and community agencies.

The goals we set

Our team’s philosophical premise is that no individual with mental illness should have to experience long-term homelessness, or be denied access to mental, medical or chemical health services. This premise leads to our commitment to integrate the mental, medical and chemical health systems and the homeless services system to achieve stable housing with adequate support services for homeless adults with a serious mental illness.

Services we provide

The Homeless ACT professional staff uses an eclectic, person-centered approach with clients to build rapport and supply a solid, consistent presence in the participant’s life. The ACT team services include case management, housing, therapy, transportation, psychiatry, pharmacology, group sessions (Illness Management and Recovery, Hearing Voices, and Mental Illness/Chemical Dependency) and crisis assistance.

About the process

To be eligible for ACT services, an individual must be homeless as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (above).

About our fees

Cost for services are provided through Hennepin County or Medical Assistance once the client meets eligibility requirements.

About our staff

The ACT team consists of mental health practitioners, a chemical health specialist, a vocational specialist, a Registered Nurse, an LPN, a psychiatric provider, and a certified peer specialist. The team is led by a licensed mental health professional with past supervisory experience. Staff members are skilled in working with homeless adults with co-occurring disorders.

Hours of operation

Program staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.