For Clients

Resources for Clients

The Western Montana Behavioral Health Center provides services in 16 counties in western and southwestern Montana. Programs include case management, crisis response teams in the major population centers, crisis stabilization facilities, adult and youth group homes, day treatment, drop in centers, vocational services, outpatient, medical outpatient, independent living and chemical dependency outpatient treatment. Western has moved in recent years to development and operation of various housing programs to help insure adequate and affordable housing options for the consumers it serves. Programs are increasingly dedicated to the following service populations:

  • Adults with a serious mental illness
  • Adults with substance use problems
  • Youth with serious emotional disturbances
  • Youth with substance use problems
  • Veterans eligible for mental health care under a special VA contract
  • Individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use problems

Western also offers school based programs, prevention services and comprehensive school and community treatment programs in multiple public school districts. The largest segment of Western’s finances come from Medicaid and contracts with the Montana State Department of Public Health and Human Services. County government remains integrally involved in the governance of Western and is a significant funding source for local programs. In 2001, the Board of Directors chartered a separate subsidiary corporation for purposes of oversight and development of substance abuse treatment services called Western Montana Addiction Services (WMAS). WMAS provides services in Missoula, Ravalli, Mineral, Deer Lodge and Lake Counties. The board has authorized the establishment of two client housing development corporations Garden City Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) and the Flathead Lake Community Housing Development Organziation (CHDO), which continue to operate as subsidiary corporations of the Center.