Carole A. Graham Home
1330 S. 4th Street W.
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: (406) 549-8309
Fax: (406) 728-6087
Program Director: Bonnie Stewart, ICADC, LAC (direct line 532-8942)
Case Manager: Bria Effertz (406) 532-8940
House Manager desk: (406) 549-8309
Hours of Operation:
Staffed 24 hours a day.
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Ages Served: Women age 18 and older and their dependent children
Description of Services Provided: The Carole Graham Home is a 24-hour residential program for substance abusing pregnant and/or parenting women and their children. The goal is to have residents become self-sufficient, as they address and master recovery issues. Carole Graham Home is funded through the state of Montana.
Admission Process for Transitional Housing: All applicants must have a Substance Abuse/Dependence diagnosis from a Licensed Addiction Counselor, must be Medicaid/Food Stamp eligible, and/or have a mental health diagnosis. The applicant must have custody of, or relatively immediate plans for reunification with, their children. Individuals must complete an admission application and return it to Carole Graham Home. Applications are reviewed and staffed as a team. Once an applicant is accepted, she is put on a waitlist for the next available bed. Actual placement into Carole Graham Home is determined by the level of motivation of the applicant and on a “needs” basis.
Goals: The goal of Carole Graham Home is to provide a safe, supportive, and structured environment to assist women in addressing their recovery from drugs/alcohol and mental health issues, leading to self-sufficiency. The Carole Graham Home is able to serve women and their children up to the age of 12. The residents are involved in chemical dependency treatment and re-unification with her children. The length of stay at Carole Graham Home is variable. Women come into the program at different stages of recovery and motivation. The residents are involved in an Intensive Outpatient program off-site, attending group 12 hours each week, as well as a weekly one-on-one session with their Intensive Outpatient counselor. The program offers life skills services, parenting classes, case management services, and access to a wide variety of community resources. The residents of Carole Graham Home are supported and encouraged to utilize skills that they have learned in treatment. In order for this to be effective, Carole Graham Home works collaboratively with treatment providers and other resources within the community. Once residents have made strides in their recovery and no longer meet this level of care, other options are considered. Carole Graham Home offers step-down transitional housing for women who have completed the program and who need some level of structure before moving into the community.
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