Project Term: 24 months; Ended 2019
Grant Amount: $136,146
Youth Dynamics worked to expand its Billings-based program for treating co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders to Cascade and Missoula counties. Ultimately, it was not able to expand its services to these communities because of leadership and staff turnover. However, through the process, Youth Dynamics reassessed its continuum of care, the communities it currently serves, and its partners. They also successfully advanced a telehealth platform to connect addiction counselors to communities in need of services and implemented an in-house curriculum and pathway to get their license for addiction counseling.