Project Term: 12 months; 2019-2020
Grant Amount: $15,000
The Butte SPIRIT Center will provide transitional housing for people recovering from substance use disorders. The project was started by members of the recovery community in Butte and seed capital to purchase a facility was provided by the founding members and community. Grant funds will be used to contract with a consultant who will help the SPIRIT Center pursue state endorsement so it can operate as a substance use disorder treatment facility. The consultant will also help the grantee develop a robust business plan ensuring the long-term financial sustainability of the project and to optimize utilization of different revenue sources and partnerships. As a part of the project, the SPIRIT Center will work to form partnerships among the existing substance use disorder treatment service providers in the community and to help fill the gaps in care for this population. The project’s initial goal is to help address the acute need for transitional housing for people recovering from substance use disorders. The long term goal is to build partnerships with existing organizations in the community and to help address as many deficiencies in care as possible.