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Penn Foundation expands ACT program to Chester County


Penn Foundation’s Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs led the agency to recently being awarded the contract to expands its ACT program operations to Chester County beginning July 1.

Penn Foundation will continue to operate its ACT programs in Sellersville, Bucks County and Pottstown, Montgomery County.

Craig Oliver, MA – who previously served as Team Leader for Penn Foundation’s Pottstown ACT Team – has been promoted to director of ACT services; Rachel Budich, MA, has been promoted to Team Leader of the Pottsotwn ACT Team; and Rockella Blaylock, MA, has been promoted to Team Leader of the Chester County ACT Team.

The ACT program offers a person-centered approach to care that blends the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, nursing, addictions, social work, and psychosocial rehabilitation.

Individuals benefit from having a multidisciplinary team of professionals who work together to provide highly individualized treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to individuals living with severe mental illness.

“Penn Foundation has been providing ACT services for 13 years,” said Oliver. “Both our Pottstown and Sellersville teams have demonstrated success in lessening or eliminating symptoms of mental illness; minimizing or preventing recurrent episodes of illness; enhancing an individual’s ability to live independently within his or her own community; and lessening the family’s burden of providing care. We are excited for the opportunity to offer Chester County this same innovative, responsive care.”