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AWARE Ink Newsletter

FACT Update

The start of the new year brings the start of an exciting new model of care to AWARE. AWARE’s Family Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) model brings preventative and mental health services to youth and families in their homes and community.

This new model of care is made possible by the $4.5 million grant AWARE was awarded by SAMHSA in 2021.

Beginning in January, AWARE is accepting referrals to the FACT teams in Anaconda, Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, and Missoula. Additional communities will be added in the future.

What is FACT?

FACT provides in-home therapeutic and family support services for youth and their families. FACT serves all families, including biological, adoptive, foster, or kinship. FACT teams use evidence-based practices:

  • Multi-Dimensional Family Therapy

  • Cognitive behavior therapy

  • Trauma-informed care and

  • Other evidence-based therapies.

FACT teams use a client-focused, strength-based wraparound approach to promote:

  • Healthy Families

  • Stable Housing

  • Increased family engagement and

  • Increased access to psychiatric care.

FACT teams work with families to minimize or prevent the need for residential or hospital placements.

To determine eligibility, schedule an assessment with an AWARE FACT team.

For more information contact:

Dawn Nedrow - FACT Service Administrator



Dr. Lyn Ankelman, LCPC, CMHP - FACT Project Director

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