Adult Community Clinical Services
The ACCS Program assists more than 450 adults diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness who have been referred by the Department of Mental Health and are in need of support for their recovery efforts. This is a clinical program based on the principles of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, person-centered planning and the belief that recovery is possible. Persons served may live on their own, in group homes or in North Suffolk owned properties. Each person served works with an Integrated Team that includes licensed clinicians, psychiatrists, nurses, addiction specialists, peer specialists and community support specialists. The program also has staff to help people reach their housing and employment goals. The ACCS teams include staff that are culturally and linguistically competent to work with persons who are deaf and people living in Chinese, Vietnamese and Cambodian communities. The intensity and frequency of services are flexible to ensure that supports are available to meet everyone’s changing needs.