New Perspectives - October, 2001 Issue #86
Todd Cardin, Owner/Director
Bitterroot Homestead is a continued care facility for males ages 14 to 20
years of age, who have completed a primary treatment program for chemical dependency. Upon admission, a comprehensive assessment is
done of their recovery needs, and a personalized treatment plan developed for each student. The staff has extensive experience working
with young people. Founders Todd Cardin and Chris Wright are certified counselors, and Academic Director Roger Brewer has taught in
and been administrator of several schools.
The program has a year-round in-house educational program that mixes both traditional course work and experiential resources. Administrated
by an experienced teacher with thirty-one years of experience, the student/teacher ratio will never be above ten to one.
In addition to Recovering Counseling and Academics, the program also emphasizes teaching basic Life Skills to cope with daily living.
Giving Back, is another aspect of the program. Each student is required to complete a community service project as community service
is seen as very important in helping the students to see “simple human dignity” in themselves.
In addition, full advantage is taken of the Northwest Montana recreational opportunities including hiking, fly fishing, camping, boating
and cross-country skiing. The program is only an hour away from Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake.