Transitional Living for Youth Who Have Completed Residential Substance Abuse Treatment


The BYF Substance Abuse Transitional Housing Program provides youth who have completed residential substance abuse treatment, additional treatment in a supportive less restrictive environment.

To be eligible to participate in the program the youth, ages 12-17, must have completed a residential substance abuse treatment program. Participants must also meet criteria for placement as established by the American Society of Addiction Medicine for Level III.I: Clinically Managed Low-Intensity Residential Treatment.

Services Offered by Transitional Housing Program

-          Outpatient substance abuse treatment groups (provided through MK Place) -            strong emphasis on relapse prevention and social support per The Matrix Model

-          Case management.

-          Preparation for independent living (bank account, job skills,      getting birth certificate,etc)

-          Family counseling.

-          Mental health counseling.

-          Healthy lifestyle practices including recreational opportunities and constructive leisure time activities.

-          Social Skill Development.

-          Transportation to school, work, and other appointments.

-          Home living skills and responsibilities (keeping room clean, etc.)

-          Medication management.

-          Liaison between the school and the parent/guardian.

-          Random drug testing.

-          Behavior management (level system).

-          Monthly progress reports sent to parent/guardian.

The program is located in Bannock House
620 W. Fremont
P.O. Box 246  Pocatello, ID 83204

For more information contact: Cindy Hansen (208) 234-4722 or