Assertive Community Treatment Intensive Outreach Needs (ACTION) East program offers a dual track treatment model for individuals in the East San Diego area who have either been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness and/or a chronic substance use disorder. Services include medication management and monitoring, individual therapy, outpatient substance abuse treatment, case management, employment support, peer counseling and support, and housing services. ACTION East provides a safe environment in which our clients can address all their treatment needs.
Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego. At Mental Health Systems, our workforce is dedicated to unlocking the potential and improving the lives of every individual, family, and community struggling with mental health, substance use disorders, and lack of affordable housing. Since 1978, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities impacted by behavioral health challenges. MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”. MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, employee assistance program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick.
The AOD Case Manager acts as liaison between treatment providers, ancillary services, landlords, and the client. Case Managers are responsible for intake and client needs assessment, arrangement and coordination of comprehensive services, development of a service plan, referral to AOD treatment as a part of the client plan, and recovery services, monitoring and evaluation of client progress and changing client needs and client advocacy. The primary task of the Case Manager is assisting clients with housing readiness, housing access, housing first, stabilization, and the development of social and community support systems that provide treatment and recovery opportunities, promote stability and enable the client to maintain housing and to thrive. Case Managers offer their community outreach abilities and extensive knowledge of community resources and support as a primary means of assisting each client with achieving long-term recovery and employment.