By KFBB News Team
A service that helps children and their families will be building a brand new facility.
The non-profit organization Intermountain offers therapy, support, and counseling for children and their foster families.
Construction on the new community services center began this week, and a portion of the building is set to open in December.
Located on Dredge Drive, the 22,000 square foot facility is slated to be fully functional by next spring.
It’s the first of its kind in Montana to offer mental-health services for children in one location.
“It offers one point of entry for families. We’ll be able to be much more efficient and serve children and families with all manner of difficulties and issues,” says Intermountain spokesperson Glenna Wortman-Obie.
“I’ve learned so much from them, as well as the kids, but for me, just the relationship piece and how to deal with that is huge,” says Shannon Gleason, a foster mom.
Intermountain serves about 1,200 children a year in Montana.
Their board of directors are financing the $5 million building, along with a grant from the Montana Mental Health Settlement Trust.