The Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) serves individuals living with a serious and persistent mental illness (examples: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder). It provides coordinated professional care and treatment in the individual's home or other community setting that includes a broad range of services to meet the individual's unique personal needs, reduce symptoms, and promote recovery. The program’s goal is to enable patients to live successfully in the community and avoid hospitalizations. The methods for community treatment developed by PACT have been adopted throughout Wisconsin and many other states, as well as the world.
- Personal Choice: The individual's needs and goals drive decision-making regarding treatment and support.
- Hope: The services provided are recovery-oriented.
- Collaboration: Together, the PACT team and individual work toward positive outcomes.
- Respect: The individual being served is the expert in their own experiences.
PACT uses a team model to deliver services. These services may include:
- Assistance in daily living skills
- Group therapy
- Work adjustment training
- Social and recreational opportunities
- Education regarding mental illness
Individuals in the program are involved in setting their treatment plan. The treatment plan is reviewed regularly to ensure it continues to meet the needs of the individual.
UpStage Stigma: May 18, 2017
Join the UW-Madison School of Social Work for "Upstage Stigma" on May 18, 2017, at The Brink Lounge in Madison. The event will be a compilation of song, dance, theater, poetry, and spoken word by local artists and performers to, “give voice to the experience of mental illness.”
There is a suggested cover charge of $5 to $10. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of PACT. Friends of PACT is a non-profit organization formed to support the mission of PACT.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Brink Lounge
701 East Washington Ave., Suite 105
Madison, WI 53703
- Doors open at 6 p.m.
- Show begins at 7 p.m.
Suggested cover charge (donation): $5 to $10
To Know Us Is To Like Us
PACT clients have created a Facebook page to reduce the stigma of mental illness. The "To Know Us Is To Like Us" page is a place for those living with or without mental illness to connect and interact in ways they may not otherwise have the opportunity. See the person, not the mental illness.
Mendota Mental Health Institute
Program of Assertive Community Treatment
600 Williamson Street, Suites A and B
Madison, WI 53703
608-261-8085 - Fax