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ACT Services

Victoria Sands, ACT Program Coordinator

    Victoria Sands’ first job after graduating from college in 1988 was a trial by fire – serving on SWMHC’s crisis team. Before partnering with Sumter county’s alcohol and drug commission, the Center had a lot of walk-in clients in the midst of a crisis, usually involving addiction. “It was wild back in those days. We stayed busy, busy, busy,” she said. Succeeding that trial, Sands eventually became head of the program. In 2002 she accepted the position of program coordinator for the first Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team in Sumter County. ACT is based on a nationwide model aimed at helping clients with serious and persistent mental illness lead independent lives within their communities. (more)

ACT Program
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  Individualized Treatment  
  Staff and clients in the ACT program work together in identifying goals and strategies to help the consumer. Individualized day-to-day assistance and support in areas of living (such as housing, finance/benefits, employment and accessing community resources) are available.  
  Clinical Services  
  Services provided include: Crisis Intervention, Individual Therapy, Group therapy, Psychiatric medical Assessment, Skills Training and Development, Nursing Services and IPS/Job Support referrals.
  Who is Eligible
  ACT program serves high-risk consumers who may have a history of multiple and long-term psychiatric admissions, frequent Emergency Room visits, high rate of contact with Law Enforcement and a diagnosis of serious and persistent mental illness with or without co-occurring disorder.  
  Referrals to the ACT program may be made by professional mental health staff.  

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    Sumter Clinic: (803) 775-9364
Sumter CAF: (803) 775-7898
Kershaw  Clinic: (803) 432-5323
Clarendon Clinic: (803) 435-2124
Lee Clinic: (803) 484-9414
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