Programs of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)
The Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) is an interdisciplinary mobile outreach treatment team. The program is a licensed and certified and staffed by psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, counselors and an employment specialist. The PACT Team was initially a federally funded research project to determine the effectiveness of a PACT model with homeless mentally ill adults. As of August 1993, it has become a freestanding treatment service in the Division of Community Psychiatry.
There are two teams designed to provide intensive psychiatric and case management services and advocacy:
(Capacity- 130 clients) Psychiatric treatment including:
- Psychiatric assessment & diagnosis
- Medication Management
- Dual Diagnosis Treatment
- Crisis intervention
- 24/7 staff availability by phone
Child and Adolescent PACT
(Capacity- 40 clients) Services include (in addition to those listed under adult):
- Collaboration and advocacy in the school system
- Family support and education
- Parenting skills training
Case management including:
- Locating and securing housing
- Entitlements application assistance
- Linkages to medical care and transportation
- Assistance with ADLs and IADLs
- Representative Payee*
- Employment services
Program Director: Yolanda Jones, L.C.S.W.-C
Medical Director: Ann Hackman, M.D.
UMMS Programs in Assertive Community Treatment
630 W. Fayette St.
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
For general information or inquiries regarding employment opportunities in the Division of Community Psychiatry, please call 410-328-3414. For appointments or to access services, please call 410-328-6231.