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The power of cute for mental health

The UNC PAWS program (Puppy Development Center) of the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health trains puppies that become service dogs for veterans and others with disabilities.

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Tiny Homes to house people with mental illness

Providing a place to live, along with support services, for people with mental illness is the goal of a partnership that aims to begin building a small community of 200-square-foot “tiny homes” at The Farm at Penny Lane in Chatham County

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Pilot Step-Down program fills a gap in transitioning ACT clients to lower intensity care

The Center's ACT Team is piloting a new program that will fill an important gap in community-based treatment of individuals with severe mental illness in Orange and Chatham counties. A Medicaid-funded service that will be a subset of the current ACT team, the new Step-Down program will aid individuals as they transition from the high-intensity treatment of the ACT team to independent office-based care.

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