Jefferson Parish Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams

The ACT Program provides community-based services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Their mental illness may also be accompanied by a substance abuse disorder and/or a developmental disability. ACT is an evidence-based, recovery-oriented service delivery model that provides a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to consumer care. The primary goals of the program are to lessen or eliminate the debilitating symptoms of mental illness each consumer experiences, minimize or prevent recurrent acute episodes of the illness, and enhance quality of life and functioning. ACT also provides employment services for participants through Individual Placement and Support (IPS), an evidence-based model. Jefferson Parish ACT serves consumers in Jefferson Parish and the Greater New Orleans area.

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Program Start Year

  • 1999


  • Julie M. Shaw, LCSW-BACS Program Director
  • Alysa Gaulden, LCSW-BACS, LAC Assistant Program Director (Contact for Referrals)

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