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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s (IDHW) Treatment and Transitions Program served individuals with severe mental illness and/or a co-occurring disorder who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability. The project was funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As the Project Evaluator, Idaho Policy Institute oversaw all evaluation activities and worked closely with IDHW program staff to design data collection strategies, monitoring, and reporting for the 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.
Throughout the course of the program, four enhanced safe and sober houses directly provided 278 Idahoans experiencing severe mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders with stable housing and supportive services. This report serves as final evaluation of the five-year program.


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