Florence Crittenton is delighted to announce receipt of a $75,000 grant from the Montana Healthcare Foundation (MHCF).

The MTHF grant will support Florence Crittenton in growing and enhancing trauma-informed comprehensive treatment services for pregnant and parenting women and their children.  The grant will be used to plan and implement various treatment options that address the growing need for substance use treatment and recovery services and will explore an enhanced residential treatment program.

Florence Crittenton’s mission is to provide services to families that enhance overall wellbeing and parenting.  Programs provide comprehensive services to pregnant and parenting teens and young women. This project will look at ways to build capacity, conduct research, and develop a comprehensive treatment model to best serve this population while developing collaborative partnerships and improving outcome tracking. A main goal is developing cohesive partnerships with healthcare and other service providers.

Expanding treatment services will allow Florence Crittenton to blend trauma and mental health treatment with substance abuse treatment for women and children which will improve outcomes for families, as well as improve efficiencies in program service delivery.

Florence Crittenton’s Executive Director, Barb Burton said, “We are very pleased to have this opportunity to partner with the Montana Healthcare Foundation to develop services that best serve Montana’s young families.  Florence Crittenton was founded on the premise of meeting the needs within a community and addressing them with innovative programs.  Integrated treatment and recovery provides one of the best options for success for young families and addresses the growing need for reducing substance use.   This type of holistic support is critical for parents, children and the future of Montana.”