Housing First – Assertive Community Treatment
The ACT Team is a trans-disciplinary team of medical, behavioral health, and rehabilitation professionals who provide prompt, non-harmful, non-coercive, recovery orientated services for people who are homeless and seeking help for mental and emotional difficulties.
The ACT Team focuses on recovery, harm reduction, eliminating barriers to housing access, and consumer choice.
Offering housing support that is permanent, decent, affordable, and integrated into the community helping many clients develop a sense of home, security and privacy, and valued community membership.
The Housing First ACT team operates on a 24/7 basis, is mobile and community based, allowing recipients to stay in the comfort of their communities thus ensuring easy access/navigation of social care services.
Recognizing that solving practical problems such as finding adequate housing, financial security, meaningful activity, satisfying personal relationships, and social self-help supports is critical to wellness.
Allowing clients to determine the design and implementation of their services.
Focusing on clients’ strengths, satisfaction and positive outcomes.
Promoting natural and community supports.
Incorporating each person’s culture and value system into any interactions with them.
Finding or building supports and services each person may desire to be successfully living, working, and playing in mainstream society.
The Housing First ACT Team is already making a difference…
Learn more about how they are reaching those in Anchorage in the news articles below.