Project Term: 24 months; Ended 2019
Grant Amount: $150,000
The Western Montana Mental Health Center expanded its treatment services to pregnant and parenting women in Missoula and Lake Counties. The treatment center opened two new residential treatment step-down facilities and treated 33 women during the project. Unfortunately, one of their service centers in St. Ignatius (The Nest) faced significant challenges and shut down in the fall of 2019. Aspen Home in Missoula made substantial improvements in staffing, adding peer support services, updating its policies and procedures, and increasing staff training on therapeutic practices and the use of treatment concepts in direct care. Aspen Home continues to provide services to women in both Lake County and Missoula.