Transforming South Billings Youth and Families by Addressing Community Counseling Needs

Project Term: 12 months; Ended 2019
Grant Amount: $40,000

Friendship House expanded its services and began providing behavioral health counseling to young people in low-income neighborhoods in Billings. With technical assistance from Aune Associates, they recruited a student counselor, hired her once she became licensed, and began billing for her services. With the licensed counselor in place, Friendship House was able to invoice insurance providers and began generating income. Because of the success of the project, Friendship House plans to replicate this process and bring on additional counselors to meet the behavioral health needs of their community.

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