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  • The facility
    The facility A large comfortable 10 bed, 9 bath home and facility with gym
  • The Staff
    The Staff Our licensed counselors have over 50 years of combined experience.
  • Changed Lives
    Changed Lives Living at AYC often results in long-term and permanent recovery.

Welcome to Alternative Youth Care (AYC). Located in Northwestern Montana, we have been helping young men for over a decade to recapture their lives using a 12-Step AA Hazelden-based treatment philosophy. We are a long-term, transitional living, half-way house specializing in helping young men to develop a desire to pursue life without drugs or alcohol. Our Treatment Program is intended to pick up where inpatient treatment concluded. Our aspiration is long-term abstinence and a lifestyle of sobriety. We believe that the learning of genuine life and social skills, within a structured residential facility, is the answer for sobriety.

Residents complete the traditional 12-Step process that was begun in inpatient treatment. The 12-Step process is coupled with group and individual therapy, as well as a focus on social and family reunification. Experienced, caring, and certified (Licensed Addiction Counselors) staff assist the young men in their journey towards the life they were intended for



It's been almost two weeks now since we've had "OUR" boy home. He is a different person. All the wonderful things we caught glimpses of and loved about him are still there...his irreverent sense of humor, his sparkle, his kind heart, his gratitude. You all somehow managed to take the hard edges away, keep the soft ones, and make him understand that he was lovable all along. He is clear headed and happy. You brought things out of him that we couldn't. You took an unhappy, hopeless boy and sent home a happy, confident young man.