Montana lacks money to treat its most vulnerable residents
August 9, 2018
Fran Sadowski has seen firsthand the dangers of limited options.
During a study on services for "dually diagnosed" individuals with both developmental disabilities and mental illness, the CEO of Missoula Developmental Services Corporation shared the story of a 28-year-old client.
The client was living in a community-based facility when he became seriously self-injurious. Because the state legislature had ordered the closure of the Montana Developmental Center in Boulder, there was no place for him to go. The state's only public residential facility – and the only Intermediate Care Facil...