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…

Marilyn’s Story

Marilyn* was 53 years old when we first got to know her. Marilyn was single and unemployed, but her biggest concern was her 32-year-old son, Jason. Jason had a serious medical condition and a mountain of medical bills. Marilyn, though, had a sure-fire plan to get Jason out of debt. She’d kill herself. You see,…