Cuyahoga County Title

Transitional Age Community Treatment Team

The Transitional Age Community Treatment (TACT) program is designed to provide inter-disciplinary support for youth residing within the community and transitioning from out-of-home placements such as residential treatment, juvenile correctional facilities, and foster-care by reducing their behavioral symptoms in effort to progress toward stability and independence. This program is a collaborative effort between OhioGuidestone and the Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board. The overarching goals of the program are to prevent homelessness, avoid or eliminate court involvement, and reduce re-admission to out of home placements.

The TACT program provides comprehensive services through an inter-disciplinary team comprised of a team lead, therapists, case managers, and psychiatry. Team has an expertise in areas relative to employment/vocation, substance use, and peer supportive services. TACT is geared toward youth challenged with behavioral symptoms and/or complex issues that do not meet the full admission criteria of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team.

The TACT program is supportive of partnering systems such as the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (CCDCFS), the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS), and the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court (CCJC) as well as the community at large to keep youth and youth adults functional in the community progressing toward independence.

The TACT model will address basic supports such as housing sustainability, independent living skills, medication monitoring, social skill development, relationship enhancement, vocational skill building, and academic exploration.

Youth eligible for services are:
- Ages 16 to 25 
- Demonstrate Persistent Behavioral Challenges not necessarily attributable to Bi-Polar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Depression Recurrent, or Schizoaffective Disorder.

Accompanied with one or more of the following:

- Significant functional impairment relative to practical daily living skills.
- Difficulty maintaining a safe living environment.
- Residing in an inpatient or supervised community residence, but clinically assessed to transition to the community.
- High risk or recent history of criminal justice involvement (e.g. arrest, incarceration).
- Coexisting substance abuse disorder of significant duration
- History of out of home placements. 


For information about referrals, please e-mail or call OhioGuidestone Centralized Intake at (440) 260-8300. For all other program information, contact Larraine Stehlik, OhioGuidestone Director of Adult, Information & Recovery Services at (440) 260-8597. If referrals are not appropriate for TACT programming, alternative resources will be recommended.
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