The Dignity Center was primarily funded through a grant to help those experiencing homelessness and behavioral health concerns from the MT Addictive and Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Division (BHDD) of the Dept. of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS). Some private donations were used.
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DIC Mission Statement
We are a team of low-barrier mentors in recovery, meeting our peers experiencing homelessness and behavioral health concerns where they are, with an open-mind and active listening; with attention on diversity, empathy, and trauma-informed approaches, to build genuine connections that save lives.
DIC Vision Statement
We will strive to alleviate the experience of loneliness, isolation, stress, and pain for our neighbors without a home.
We will always provide peer-driven, peer-run services otherwise inaccessible within the community.
We will never willingly or knowingly harm another human being, nor ignore taking action to stop another from doing the same.
We encourage the diverse paths our peers choose while offering aid through hope, love, and tranquility.
We offer a behavior-based, low-barrier, non-clinical, and relaxing environment to be who you are.
Why a Drop-In Center?
The Drop-In Center will spread hope throughout the community that things can and will get better, and our peers will be by their side through person-driven, strength-based programs which are trauma-informed and trauma-focused.
We understand that recovery is not the same for everyone, and is not a one-way street. We wish to build a responsibility in the participant’s own recovery path. We will build up each participant by helping them to meet their needs for food and shelter, while helping them to be more confident in their work skills, and building their social networks and relationships.
We offer individualized resource assessments with referrals and assist with completing applications including those needed for SSI/SSDI (SOAR).
Staff including our volunteers, peer mentors, and management will provide one-on-one services with participants that have behavioral health conditions and / or no home as requested by the client.
Drop-In Center (Dignity Center) Program Manager: