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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 first annual evaluation of the program. Key achivements in the first year include launching two enhanced safe and sober houses and providing 27 Idahoans expericing severe mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders with stable housing and supportive services.


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