Law enforcement officers need the right tools to deal with people in crisis because of mental health or substance abuse problems.
It’s not illegal to be homeless in Montana, nor to panhandle in Billings or quaff an adult beverage, in the right location.
Collaboration between the Yellowstone County jail and the Community Crisis Center helped connect seriously mentally ill and addicted inmates to treatment services in the community, services that continued upon release from jail.
MarCee Farrar-Neary, program director of the Community Crisis Center, leads a tour for state officials, from left, Jim Molloy, senior policy adviser to Gov. Steve Bullock; Richard Opper, DPHHS director and Tara Veazey, Bullock's health and families policy adviser. They were on a fact-finding…
Changes in state funding could mean that a Billings crisis center for drug addicts and the mentally ill could face a budget shortfall of $300,000 next year.
After four hours of negotiations on Monday morning, Billings Police Department officers talked a man out of jumping from the Rimrocks.
The Community Crisis Center in Billings has been a godsend to individuals, their families and law enforcement offices for the past three years. Open 24/7 to assist adults in mental-health crisis, the center at 704 N. 30th St., has seen 2,535 different clients for 9,085 visits. No one in need…