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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s (IDHW) Treatment and Transitions Program serves individuals with severe mental illness and/or a co-occurring disorder who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability. The project is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As the Project Evaluator, the Idaho Policy Institute oversees all evaluation activities and works closely with IDHW program staff to design data collection strategies, monitoring, and reporting for this program with the objectives to:

  1. Measure the program’s ability to meet its stated goals and objectives, and
  2. Inform IDHW’s decisions for program improvement.

This report serves as the evaluation of the first quarter of the program’s second year. Key achivements [sic] in this period include launching the third enhanced safe and sober house and providing an additional 28 Idahoans expericing [sic] severe mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders with stable housing and supportive services within the quarter. To date, the program has launched three houses and has directly served 54 Idahoans.


This report was prepared by Idaho Policy Institute at Boise State University and commissioned by Idaho Health and Welfare.