Mission and Vision

Our Mission

Western Montana Mental Health Center offers comprehensive health services to individuals and families in our communities that improve access, health and economic and social outcomes.

Our Vision

Western Montana Mental Health Center will promote well-being and inspire hope and meaningful life choices by providing integrated behavioral health services and building community partnerships in Montana.

Since we opened our doors in 1971, we have been driven by the unwavering goal of providing behavioral healthcare that meets the needs of the people we serve throughout Western Montana. We’ve stayed true to our commitment to providing person-centered and evidence-based care in community settings. We’ve remained dedicated to doing what is right, not what is easy or profitable. We have fulfilled our unique role – as a licensed community-based mental health center – to be Western Montana’s behavioral healthcare “safety net." We tirelessly advocate for the rights of individuals to have access to integrated services that help people overcome despair and choose hope.

The only thing that has changed since our inception almost 50 years ago is how much we’ve grown. From service delivery provided in 5 counties by 20 staff, we now have almost 800 employees serving over 15,000 clients in 15 counties. We have a much more comprehensive offering of services, with 25 programs to meet the needs of people across the continuum of age and need. And, since 2016, we now have the capability of providing services using telemedicine technology, meaning better access for clients and more effective use of scarce resources.

We are here for those who need the kind of care that only we can provide, the way we provide it, where we provide it.

We are here to support every person’s potential to dream more, achieve more and be more.

We are here to provide access to hope, meaningful life choices and better outcomes.

At Western Montana Mental Health Center, we meet people where they are, and we do not turn away.