|This was originally a 9-bed short-term care facility for youth in need of care and supervision. It is located south of the county courthouse in Anaconda, Montana. It began as a youth shelter in July 1974 under the direction of Sister Gilmary Vaughan, a Sinsinaway Dominican nun. It is the only facility in Southwestern Montana where at-risk-youth can be placed, other than in county jails. CCCS began operating this facility on April 1, 2007. |
CCCS requested the state to reclassify Discovery House from a Shelter Care facility to a dually licensed Youth Group Home/Shelter Care, Supervision Level IV with Supportive Services Level 1. This request was granted on August 26, 2008. With the Group Home, Discovery House is able to provide long term services. Shelter Care is for a short term placement, thirty to forty-five days. Discovery House is contracted with the State of Montana to provide both services.