MMHI: Program of Assertive Community Treatment

Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) LogoThe 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 model for community treatment developed by PACT has been adopted throughout the world.

Program values

  • 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.

Services provided

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 17, 2019

Join the UW-Madison School of Social Work for "Upstage Stigma" on May 17, 2019, at the High Noon Saloon in Madison. Local artists will tell their stories of mental illness and emotional struggle with performance art: songs, dance, theater, poetry, and spoken word.

The suggested cover charge is $10. All proceeds from the event benefit the Friends of PACT. Friends of PACT is a non-profit organization formed to support the mission of PACT.

Upstage Stigma
Friday, May 17, 2019

High Noon Saloon
701 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703

  • Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • ​Show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Suggested cover charge (donation): $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

Last Revised: May 6, 2019