Assertive Community Treatment Team

Multidisciplinary, community-based support

Homewood’s Assertive Community Treatment Teams (ACTT) offer client-centred, highly individualized treatment, support and rehabilitation for residents of Guelph and Wellington County living with severe and persistent mental illness. This program helps clients to achieve their quality-of-life goals and helps them prepare to live as independently as possible. 

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Multidisciplinary expertise

The ACTT multidisciplinary treatment teams consist of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, addictions workers, a program coordinator and a program assistant to ensure that each client has access to comprehensive, holistic care.

Services and Support

ACTT program participants can expect to receive a wide range of supports, treatments and interventions including:

  • medication monitoring and supervision; 
  • crisis assessment and intervention; 
  • symptom assessment, management and education; 
  • supportive counselling;
  • collaboration with families and agencies; 
  • life skills teaching; 
  • housing assistance; 
  • recreational support; 
  • vocational support; 
  • continuity of care; and 
  • advocacy.

Admission Criteria

Referrals to the wait list are accepted from individuals, families and service providers on behalf of people who:

  • are age 16 to 64 years of age on admission; 
  • are diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness, particularly schizophrenia; 
  • are unable to function independently in the community in the areas of self-care, productivity and leisure due to mental illness;
  • have a high number of admissions to hospital; and 
  • require intensive service to maintain treatment, rehabilitation and support in the community.

Want to Learn More?

Contact the ACT Team Guelph and South Wellington at 519.767.3575 or the ACT Team Rural Wellington-Dufferin at 519.787.1800.

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