Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D., Commissioner
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
BPC


 

 

ACT Team Brochure: 

ACT TEAM

 

ACT Team

A unique service delivering individual support in the community

 

The Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) promotes recovery by providing recipients with the tools to obtain and maintain housing, employment, relationships, and relief from symptoms and medication site effects.
   
Contact Information:

The ACT Program is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Its office is in the Butler Rehabilitation Center on the main campus of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, 400 Forest Ave. The office number is 816-2935.

The team, however, is available to provide 24-hour emergency assistance, and staff are directly available to enrolled participants after office hours by calling 846-5297

 
Who is eligible:

This program is open to individuals between 18 and 64 who have a primary mental health diagnosis and have had difficulty using services provided by traditional treatment providers (clinics, day treatment programs) in the past.

 
What do we offer:

The ACT team provides all aspects of mental health and substance abuse treatment, including psychiatry services. Individuals connected to ACT will not also be served at an outpatient clinic.

-Clinical treatment of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

-Assistance with Family Life and Social Relationships

-Service Planning and Coordination

-Problem Solving Skills Teaching

-Daily Activities Skills Teaching

-Relapse Prevention

-Medication Management

-Vocational and Educational Assistance

-Healthcare Education and Linkage

-Money Management and Entitlement Assistance

-Housing Assistance

-Peer Support and Assistance.

 



Meet our Staff

Kathleen Hart
Site Manager
Treatment Team Leader

Dr. Richard Gergelis
Psychiatrist
Deirdre kelley
Nurse Practitioner

Cheryl Greeson
Community Mental Health Nurse
Joseph Deabold
Rehabilitation Counselor
Maura Evans
Rehabilitation Counselor
Amber KuroskY, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
Jenna Witkowski, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
Rachelle Potter
Community Mental Health Nurse
Katelyn Banko
Office Assistant
400 Forest Avenue Buffalo, NY 14213 · Butler Rehab Center · (716) 816-2935.