Some of the services The Center for Mental Health offers…
Adult Case Management
ACM program is designed to fit the needs of seriously mentally ill individuals who are reluctant to seek the more traditional therapeutic programs available. Intensive case management is a supportive community-based service which seeks to maximize an individual’s personal abilities and enable growth in some or all aspects of the person’s vocational, residential, social, and health related environments.
Adult Foster Care Homes
Recovery Homes are private family homes that provide both housing and support to disabled mentally ill adults. Some individuals need the emotional support that a recovery home provides, others need additional help in learning the basics of community services. Recovery Homes complement other services including case management, psychiatric services, day treatment, etc. to provide a stable living environment for the individual.
Adult Therapeutic Group Home Care
A service for adults with severe disabling mental illness who demonstrate a need for additional supportive living services. They provide outreach and follow-up when a seriously ill client drops out of treatment and intervention when conditions deteriorate at home. Aides may assist the client with their daily living functions such as grocery shopping and housekeeping in order to help maintain the client in the community.
A non-secure (unlocked) short-term voluntary program designed to assist adults who are experiencing increased symptoms of mental illness and do not meet the criteria for inpatient psychiatric care. The program is also designed to meet the needs of adults who have co-occurring (chemical use and mental health) treatment needs. Individual and group services based upon a psycho-social rehabilitation model are provided in order to allow individuals to return home as soon as possible.
Provides a broad spectrum of therapeutic and rehabilitative services to adults in need of long-term care. It is designed to provide a therapeutic program, which teaches living, social and work adjustment skills. Clients are taught a variety of job skills, personal hygiene and social interaction including recreational activities. A hot meal is offered weekdays for a nominal fee.
Daily Living & Social Skills (CBPRS)
Teaching skills and assisting with every day needs such as grocery shopping, budgeting, symptom management, coping strategies, assistance in attending appointments, health and exercise, socialization skills, and recreational skills in either group or individual settings.
Domestic Violence Intervention
Our Batterer Intervention Program is based on the Duluth Model “Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter.” This is educational and cognitive approach is designed to assist in changing beliefs that men who batter have about intimate relationships. It is constructed in a manner that challenges participants to think critically and reflectively about their lives, the partner(s) they have assaulted, and the impact of battering on their children. Groups consist of 8 themes: Non-Violence • Non-Threatening Behavior • Respect • Trust & Support • Honesty & Accountability • Sexual Respect • Partnership • Negotiation & Fairness.
In-Home Family Services
A program to provide intensive services to a family that is in danger of having a child removed from the home by the Department of Family Services or Youth Court. The goal is to stabilize the family situation and begin the procedure of correcting the problems in the home in order to keep the family together.
The Homeless Outreach is a service facilitated by our adult case manager program within Cascade County to help support the mental health needs of those that currently do not have permanent housing. The adult case manager works with the person(s) and/or their family to connect them to mental health and other community agencies to find shelter/stable housing, food and other necessity items for their safety and security.*Only Provided in Great Falls*
Individual, Family & Group Therapy
Provided to those clients who do not require the intensity of therapeutic treatment provided by the above services. Therapy is provided to clients experiencing a wide variety of problems utilizing many treatment techniques, such as medication, various forms of psychotherapy, behavioral modification and biofeedback. Specialized children’s services within a school setting are also provided.
Youth Crisis Diversion
The Youth Crisis Home is a crisis stabilization home in the community that can assess and meet the needs of a youth in crisis. After a youth is assessed, there may be times in which the best option for them is out of home placement. Some youth require hospitalization or residential treatment, however there are some clients that need crisis placement in a lower level of care. The Youth Crisis Home is a six (6) bed home for youth ages 6-18. It is designed to be a diversion home to help the youth stabilize, the family connect with community resources and to support successful reunification back into the family home.
Psychiatric nurses provide medications established by a physician at the Community Recovery Centers (day treatment facilities) and group homes. This is a service for seriously disabled mentally ill (SDMI) adults.
Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT)
One of the primary goals of PACT is to prevent hospitalization. PACT Teams offer a multi-disciplinary approach to help people with severe mental illness live successfully in the community. This may include assistance with employment, self-care, medications, or other individualized treatment services.
Peers are people with a diagnosis who work for the Center because they are specially trained to help people in a mental health crisis. Peers work one-on-one and also facilitate groups.
School- Based Services (CSCT)
Comprehensive School and Community Treatment (CSCT) Programs are intended to promote student’s positive involvement in community, school, and home while affording the opportunity to receive specialized mental health services in the least restrictive treatment environment possible. Quality CSCT programs reduce risk factors while focusing on the enhancement of protective factors in the lives of youth, by partnering with local school districts.
Substance Abuse/Addictions Counseling
Licensed Addictions Counselor to provide addiction counseling intensive outpatient care: crisis intervention, assessment, individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, chemical dependency education, referral services, client follow up and in home counseling options. ACT (Assessment, Course, Treatment): a three part process designed to assess, educate and to recommend treatment placement as appropriate for persons convicted of driving under the influence of intoxicating substances.*Only Available in Conrad*
Supported employment is a process where a job coach goes into the community and finds a job placement in competitive employment and then matches an individual to the job. Job coaches work with clients at the job site until the client is able to perform the job alone.
Center West is a 1-9 month transitional living program is a structured therapeutic residential program for people to obtain permanent housing. Center West staff provide support and supervision 24-hours, seven days a week in a safe, nurturing environment.
The Center salutes all military service members and the people who love them. Veterans Affairs (VA) partners with us to treat PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder and an array of other psychiatric services. Contact your local VA office for a referral.
Youth Case Management
A program to help families coordinate agency services for seriously emotionally disturbed children. A comprehensive community based service plan for short and long-term needs of children and adolescents with emotional disturbances is developed. Case managers assist the family in finding the necessary treatment in the least restrictive environment and provide coordination and communication between service agencies, family members and youth with emotional disturbances. Case managers are trained in both Wraparound and Brokerage Models. Therapeutic Aides assist families in resources, as well as one-on-one time with role modeling and taking them to therapeutic appointments.