Grant Term: 12 months; Ended 2019
Project Amount: $15,000
This capacity building project allowed the Help Center to develop a plan to become an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). An EAP offers assessments, counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employers and employees who are experiencing behavioral health needs, either personal or work-related. The Help Center explored several options for creating new, sustainable, needed health services and decided that becoming at EAP was the most viable option and would fulfill a local need for their clients and the greater Bozeman community. Through this project, the Help Center used consultation with Dan Aune and engagement with their community partners to reach their decision. The Help Center began this project with strong community relationships which will contribute to the success of their EAP services once those have been established. The Help Center is dedicated implementing the new EAP program and are confident they can provide sustainable employee behavioral health services once they are established.