In 2004, a committee of the Center for Mental Health decided to bring a peer support pilot program to Great Falls. By the fall of 2005, that became a reality when the first peer support classes were offered. By early 2006, CMH hired its first peer support specialists.
The Cascade County Local Advisory Council on Mental Health honored Joan-Nell Macfadden for more than 35 years of advocacy. On January 7, LAC chair Robin Johnson LCPC formally recognized Macfadden for her legacy of service and dedication.
Center for Mental Health employees are not only dedicated but they are also generous. The total employee pledge for 2013 is $4,881.50 for programs such as the Greatest Need Fund, Youth Programs, Center West, Beautiful Minds Walk, Care House, Endowment, Homeless Outreach, Peer Support, New Directions Center, Veterans, PACT, Rural office funds, Hope for Our Own&nbs