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Residential Treatment Center

Intermountain Program Information

Gender: Coeducational
Ages: 4-12 at admission
Grades: K-8
Estimated Enrollment: 32
Length of Stay:
Program was founded in: 1909
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Intermountain Contact Information

500 South Lamborn
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (800) 200-9112
Fax: (406) 442-7949
School Contact: Tina L. Johnson, BA
Alternative Contact: Jim FitzGerald, MPA
Therapy Provided?: Yes

Program Description:

The mission at Intermountain, “Healing Through Healthy Relationships" reflects our developmental relational treatment approach. By seeing the developmental needs beneath the disturbed behavior, and meeting those needs through deep relationships, treatment provides a fully orchestrated approach in which every aspect of the child’s life presents an opportunity for growth and change.

At Intermountain, through clinically sound treatment and safe nurturing relationships, we achieve effective and enduring outcomes for children and families. Because our staff\'s deep, healing relationships with children are essential to the continued effectiveness of our model, we diligently recruit and retain the best and brightest professionals. Longevity of both leadership and direct care staff is hallmark of Intermountain. As an organization, we hold ourselves accountable to lead, impact our world, and advocate for the well being of struggling children and families.

We can help you through the following programs:

Residential Program
Adoption & Family Support Program
Intensive Day Treatment Program
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic
Partnership for Children

Intermountain's nationally recognized Residential Program applies a unique, multi-service approach, integrating relationships, therapy, academics and recreational services to provide individualized treatment for children ages 4-12. We use a clinically sound, highly integrated developmental-relational model to treat emotionally disturbed girls and boys.

Intermountain strengthens families (birth, kinship, pre-adoptive, post-adoptive) by providing extensive training and support to build secure and trusting relationships with children and adolescents ages 3-17. This program focuses on integration by working closely with area schools, community therapists, and social workers serving families within an hours drive of Helena and Great Falls, Montana.

Students under severe emotional distress, ages 5-12, attend school year-round and receive therapeutic services. They return home after school and the program expectation is 100% family participation. Our belief is that for the child to make lasting changes, the entire family needs to grow and heal together.

Addressing childhood and adolescent mental health issues at their onset can have a dramatic impact on how those issues become evident as an adult. The clinic, (serving the greater Helena, Montana area) addresses issues while the child\'s home routines and relationships are intact, preventing them from entering a residential program.

A joint venture of Intermountain and Youth Homes, this program provides therapeutic group care and permanent foster care for children, ages 4-11, in Missoula, Montana. Our therapeutic group-care program offers residential treatment in community-based group homes. The foster care program provides therapeutic foster care for children in need of a permanent family.

Intermountain’s Intensive Day Treatment program serves children ages 4-12, in the greater Helena Area, with significant relationship and behavioral disturbances. Students attend school year-round and receive therapeutic services. The program is unique in that we are able to focus on the entire family system and expect 100% family participation. Intensive Day Treatment focuses on issues while the child’s home routines and relationships are intact, preventing them from failing their way through the system and ending up in a residential program.

The program is staffed by a therapist, counselor, mental health technician, special education teacher and program manager. The staff focuses on integrating school and treatment in a community-based setting. This is accomplished through the creation of therapeutic environments and utilization of relationships and therapy to promote the child’s social and emotional resiliency.

For the child to make lasting changes, we believe the entire family needs to grow and heal as a whole. Parent-support, individual and family therapy sessions are held weekly. In-home services are also available 24-hours a day, 7 days per week. Intermountain staff is also available for consultation, check-ins, home visits and individual/family therapy sessions during extended school breaks. Upon completion of this program, children are transitioned back to public school.

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