(From the Daily Interlake)
“A $450,000 federal block grant will be used to help build a permanent facility near Somers for Providence Home, a children’s shelter operated by Intermountain.
A Montana nonprofit specializing in nurturing therapeutic environments for emotionally disturbed children, Intermountain has been providing local services for vulnerable children and their families in rented facilities.
Providence Home offers short-term emergency shelter care. Other services include therapeutic family care, family wrap-around services, child and family outpatient therapy and training of families and professionals.
The Community Development Block Grant, announced Thursday, is federal money disbursed to states. The Flathead County commissioners sponsored the Intermountain application to build the shelter on property that Intermountain already owns.
“Flathead County is thrilled to be a recipient of CDBG funds to support the Intermountain Providence Home in Somers,” Commissioner Dale Lauman said in a press release. “I had the privilege of touring the Helena facility a number of years ago. It was an eye-opener as to what the needs are in our local communities.”