PACT Team’s lifesaving care during C-19

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Family & Children’s Services PACT (Programs for Assertive Community Treatment) team continues to provide lifesaving community/home-based care to the severely mentally ill population.  Each day, the team goes above and beyond to deliver medication, food, technology (phones and iPads) and telehealth services. These services are imperative to ensure the stabilization of clients in order to avoid psychiatric hospitalization. Many clients depend on PACT as their lifeline for…

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Supporting Children All Year: Therapists Answer Questions

We realize the challenge to protect children has never been greater. Many parents now find themselves in an unprecedented situation with a lack of childcare, indefinite school closures, limited employment opportunities and social isolation. Compounded with uncertainty, anxiety, fear and frustration, the financial and emotional stress brought by the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to create a…

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The unspoken hero of COVID-19? Technology.

On March 11, the walls of the Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) conference room were lined with sheets of sticky paper filled with plans of action. The F&CS Pandemic Emergency Management Team quickly recognized that traditional face-to-face care would be risky for staff and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the largest outpatient behavioral health…

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