BANNOCK YOUTH FOUNDATION HISTORY

1978 Bannock Youth Foundation incorporates.
1979 Bannock House Runaway Project & Family Counseling Program developed.  Program is located at 481 N. 8th.
1980 Bannock Youth Foundation first receives UNITED WAY financial support.
1979-1984 The Bannock Youth Foundation sponsored various VISTA Projects for the community including Bannock House, Y.W.C.A./Women's Advocates, Parents Anonymous, and the Community Task Force on Child Sexual Abuse.
1980-1981 "Trailblazers" - a drug abuse prevention project sponsored by the Foundation and funded by a N.I.D.A. Grant.
1981 Bannock House relocates to 517 S. Arthur
1982  "Youth Employment Service" - a youth employment cooperative developed by the Foundation and funded through a Community Services Block Grant.
1983-1984 The Bannock Youth Foundation served as the sponsor for Parents United, a self-help support group for sexual abuse families.
1984 Youth Advocate Tracker Project developed by the Foundation and funded through a contract with Health & Welfare.
1984 Bannock Youth Foundation contracts with Sixth District Court to provide Juvenile Probation Services in Bannock County.
1985 Transitional Group Care Project developed by the Foundation and funded through a contract with Health & Welfare.
1986 Bannock Youth Foundation contracts with the State Substance Abuse Program to provide Children of Alcoholics Services (Project BREAKTHROUGH).
1986 Bannock Youth Foundation develops Outpatient Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Project funded through a contract with the State Substance Abuse Program.
1987 Bannock Youth Foundation moves to new location at 620 W. Fremont.
1987-1989 Bannock Youth Foundation assumes operation of Bingham House in Blackfoot.
1987-1991 Bannock Youth Foundation sponsors C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program (C.A.S.A. is now independent).
1988 Volunteers For Kids Program operated by the Bannock Youth Foundation.
1988-1991 Court Class drug/alcohol awareness project developed by the Foundation (program transferred to the School District).
1988 Treatment Family Program developed by the Bannock Youth Foundation.
1989-1990 Positive Peer Culture Project developed at the Alternate School by the Bannock Youth Foundation, in cooperation with Health & Welfare and the School District.
1990  Positive Peer Culture Aftercare Project developed by the Bannock Youth Foundation for use with youth returning to the community from the Youth Services Center in St. Anthony.  Project transferred to the Health & Welfare Day Treatment Program.
1990 Youth Companion Program developed by the Bannock Youth Foundation, and funded through a service contract with Health & Welfare.
1991 AIDS/HIV Education Prevention Program for high-risk youth developed by the Foundation, and funded through a grant with the State Department of Education.
1991 Transitional Group Care Project upgraded to therapeutic group care; night awake staff added.  Project will serve Regions VI & VII.
1991 Five Treatment Families added to Treatment Family Program; Program will serve Regions VI & VII, and will serve Region VI Children's Mental Health Unit.
1991 Outpatient Adolescent Substance Abuse Program redesigned utilizing the CENAPS Developmental Model of Recovery; intensive outpatient program for youth seriously and harmfully involved with alcohol and drugs.
1992 Bannock Youth Foundation awarded a grant from the Department of Health & Welfare, Bureau of Communicable Disease Prevention, to conduct a year-round HIV/AIDS Prevention Program for high risk youth.
1993 Conflict Resolution Saturday School developed in collaboration with School District 25.
1994
Bannock House Shelter expanded from 8 to 12 beds.
1994-1999
Bannock Youth Foundation sponsors Project SAFE PLACE (Safe Place is now independent).
1994 Juvenile Probation, SAFE PLACE, and Director’s offices moved to Old Federal Building, 150 S. Arthur.
1995 Foundation contracts with School District 25 to provide Substance Abuse Prevention groups in all schools.
1995 October 1 - Juvenile Probation Program transferred back to the County.
1995
Bannock House Group Shelter Care License upgraded to Treatment Facility License.
1995 Foundation develops Apartment Living Program at Brentwood Manor; collaborative grant with SEICAA, Aid For Friends, Pocatello Neighborhood Housing.
1995 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Adolescents developed in collaboration with Road to Recovery.
1996
DAPP (Drug Abuse Prevention Project) and SHAPE (Sexual Harassment & Assault Prevention Education) implemented through Project SAFE PLACE.
1996 Bannock Youth Foundation Receives “Outstanding Achievement Award” at the Pocatello Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.
1996 Bannock Youth Foundation implements a Strengthening Families Project - an eight week group family counseling program developed by the University of Utah. Receives supplemental funding from United Way to do Strengthening Families groups in Pocatello and American Falls.
1996 Agency receives a grant from the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence to provide Victim Assistance Counseling to youth victims of crime.
1996 School based Drug/Alcohol services expanded to Blackfoot High School and American Falls School District.
1996 First Bannock Youth Foundation Newsletter published.
1997 Agency receives Community Development Block Grant funds to purchase second group home.  House is purchased at 735 N. Main.
1998 Agency Celebrates 20th Anniversary.

1998

Bannock Youth Foundation Web Page goes on-line.

BANNOCK YOUTH FOUNDATION - http://www.byfhome.com

1998 Teen Suicide Prevention Hotline established by the Bannock Youth Foundation.  Initial funding for the project provided by Idaho Community Foundation, FMC Corporation, McDonalds Restaurants, and Health & Welfare.
1999 Bannock Youth Foundation opens MK Place Adolescent Substance Abuse Program at 735 N.  Main.  MK Place provides both residential and outpatient treatment for youth.
1999 Independent Living Program re-locates to a duplex at 650 W. Bonneville.  The duplex is purchased for our use through the Pocatello Supportive Housing Cooperative, consisting of Aid for Friends, Bannock Youth Foundation, SEICAA, and Pocatello Neighborhood Housing.
2000 Bannock Youth Foundation receives funding from the Idaho Children’s Trust Fund to develop a web-based Resource Directory for Southeast Idaho.  Southeast Idaho Resource Directory goes online September 21.
2000 The Bannock Youth Foundation, in collaboration with Idaho Families, opens A Growing Place - Family Resource Center.  The Center is located at 460 E. Oak, and is funded through a contract with Health & Welfare.
2000 The Family Resource Center contracts with the Department of Health & Welfare to do outreach for CHIP - Children’s Health Insurance Program.
2000 The Bannock Youth Foundation is awarded an AmeriCorp Promise fellow and VISTA Volunteer through the League of Idaho Cities to work with the Bannock County Coalition for Healthy Youth.
2001 The Family Resource Center relocates to 2055 Garrett Way.
2001  The Bannock Youth Foundation collaborates with the Bonneville Neighborhood Association to operate a computer lab for parents and youth in the Bonneville Senior Center.
2001 The Bannock Youth Foundation receives a State Substance Abuse Prevention Contract to implement a Birth ToThree Program.
2001
Agency receives federal grant to conduct Street Outreach with runaway and homeless youth.
2002
Agency implements In-Home Case Management Program in collaboration with the Department of Health & Welfare.
2002
Birth To Three Program launches a Parent Warm Line - a support line for new parents.
2002
The Bannock Youth Foundation contracts with the Department of Health & Welfare to organize Region VI participation in the National Independent Living Conference in Kansas City.
2002
Staff member Leslie Foltz and community youth Heather Glover are elected to the Northwest Network for Youth Board of Directors.
2003
MK Place recognized by Drug Strategies as one of 144 exemplary adolescent substance abuse treatment programs in the country.  MK Place is the only program in Idaho awarded this distinction.
2003
Agency celebrates its 25th Anniversary!
2003
Family Resource Center develops the ParentsToolbox and Single Parent Support Group
2004
Agency purchases Bannock House and old St. Joseph School Buildings from Holy Spirit Catholic Community.
2004
Agency implements Family Group Decision Making program in conjunction with Health & Welfare.
2004
Agency co-sponsors, along with the Idaho State Journal, the first Annual Family Fun Day at Ross Park.
2004
Agency co-sponsors, along with Pocatello Interfaith Fellowship, first annual Peace Village.
2005
Agency co-sponsors, along with the Idaho State Journal, the first Annual Parent Toolbox event.
2005
Agency implements Baby Steps Program, in conjunction with Success by Six.
2005
Agency implements The Nurturing Program at the Family Resource Center.
2006
Agency resumes operation of Project SAFE PLACE.
2006
Bannock Youth Foundation receives “Hero” award at the annual Recovery Fest community event.
2007
Family Resource Center becomes licensed as an Outpatient Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment facility.
2007
MK Place begins accepting state-wide referrals and becomes the largest Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment provider in the state.
2008
Agency receives a 5 year federal grant to provide Transitional Living for Runaway & Homeless Youth.
2008 Agency purchases a new building for MK Place at 110 S. 19th.  MK Place expands from 8 to 12 beds.
2008
Square 1, the new Transitional Living Program, moves into old MK Place building at 735 N. Main.
2008
Agency receives new Health & Welfare contract to provide Independent Living Services for youth in State custody. Services will be provided out of Square 1.
2008
AGENCY CELEBRATES ITS 3OTH ANNIVERSARY!
2009
Agency begins a pilot project for the State to provide Transitional Living Services to youth who have completed Residential Treatment.
2009
Agency receives Idaho Childrens Trust Fund Grant to do Pre-Natal Parent Education.
2009
Agency begins first ever Strategic Planning process.
2010

Agency Executive Director Stephen Mead is chosen Best Non-Profit Administrator by the Idaho State Journal.

2011 Agency begins providing Intensive Family Preservation Services, funded by a new contract with Health & Welfare. 
2012 Agency begins providing Independent Living & Case Management services, funded by a new contract with Health & Wlefare.