RHD Iowa ACT – Waterloo
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based, best-practice model of service provided through an interdisciplinary team to ensure a recovery-oriented system of care. ACT is available 24 hours a day, seven days per week, and is prepared to carry out a full range of treatment functions in the participant’s chosen community. The ACT team consists of the following members: master’s level mental health clinicians, registered nurse, substance abuse specialist, vocational specialist, psychiatrist/advanced registered nurse practitioner, peer support specialist, and a program assistant. Team members work together with the individuals served to promote symptom stability and appropriate use of medication; restore personal, community living, and social skills; promote and maintain physical health; establish access to entitlements, housing, work, and social opportunities; and help maintain the highest possible level of functioning in the community. RHD Iowa ACT in Waterloo serves 50 participants in a 30-mile service territory.
Cody receives services at RHD Iowa ACT in Waterloo. Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based, best-practice model of service provided through an interdisciplinary team to ensure a recovery-oriented system of care.
“Before I was with RHD, I was living on the streets, by myself, living out of a backpack. Ever since I got involved with RHD, they’ve been helping me with everything in my life, pretty much. Medication. Housing; I have my own place now. It’s amazing, to have someplace to go. No matter what, I get to go there — it’s my place. “My life has changed considerably. My life’s a lot better since I came to RHD.” Cody, a client at RHD ACT in Waterloo
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- Heather Weaver, Team Lead Waterloo ACT
- Mark Disbrow, Program Director IA ACT