Butte SPIRIT Home, Scaling up Staffing to Support SUD Recovery Home Sustainability
The Butte Spirit Center Substance Use Disorder Recovery Home is a candidate for state approval as a substance use disorder (SUD) treatment center, providing residential treatment and transitional housing (American Society of Addiction Medicine Level 3.1 care) for seven adult men in recovery. Its executive director is a certified peer support specialist. The organization will need to hire personnel to meet staffing requirements for the level of service they seek to provide because Montana Medicaid proposed changes in staffing requirements that will take effect in January 2022. This implementation grant will support the salary and benefits of a clinical director and residence manager. These positions will be covered by Medicaid revenue once the grantee can bill for services beginning June 2022. The grantee has strong relationships with referring providers and other community partners like Southwest Montana Community Health Center, St. James Healthcare, Montana Chemical Dependency Center, the SMART program through Community, Counseling, and Correctional Services, Inc., and Montana Peer Network.