Community Action Treatment (CAT) Team

CAT is a team of mental health professionals [psychiatrists or nurse practitioners, nurses, clinicians, case managers, and mentors] working with families to provide treatment that promotes family wellness, stability, and participation with social services agencies. CAT provides 24-hour on-call family support. Therapeutic services focus on parenting skills, behavior modification, and social skills development. Services are community-based, with most occurring in the home and school.

Who is Eligible?

Residents of Okaloosa Area ages 11-21
Must have had at least one of the following:

  • continuous treatments without success
  • recent history of psychiatric hospitalizations
  • at risk of being placed in the Department of Juvenile Justice residential commitment program
  • returning from a residential treatment facility to home
  • in foster care, but working toward reunification or adoption
  • at risk of being placed in Department of Juvenile Justice residential commitment program
  • aging out of children’s mental health services and transitioning into adult system with high treatment needs


  • Mental Health/ Psychiatric Care
  • Medications
  • Mentoring
  • Case Management Services
  • Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Individual and Family Therapy
  • Advocacy
  • Community Resource Coordination

What are the goals of the Mobile Community Action Team?

  • Strengthen the family system, resulting in youth living at home and succeeding in their community.
  • Improve school related outcomes such as attendance, grades and graduation rates.
  • Decrease substance use abuse.
  • Decrease out of home placements.
  • Transition into age appropriate services.
  • Promote family wellness.
  • Decrease psychiatric hospitalizations.

For further information , call:

(850) 517-1203

Community Action Treatment Team Orientation