Boyd Andrew Community Services is named in the honor of a Boyd Andrew, who pioneered care for recovering alcoholics in the Helena area.  In 1972, Andrew opened his own home in Helena as a guest-house, information center, and halfway house for alcoholic men.

In 1977, his guest-house was certified by the Alcohol and Drug Division of the State of Montana as an approved treatment program and became the Lewis and Clark Alcoholism Program.  At that time, as a non-for-profit organization, we began to receive public dollars for the treatment of alcoholism.

Our name was changed in 1980 to Boyd Andrew Service Center and changed again in 1986 to Boyd Andrew Chemical Dependency Care Center.  In 2000, we began providing community correctional programming, opened the Helena Pre-release Center for men and became Boyd Andrew Community Services.  In 2005, we opened Elk Horn Treatment Center, a correctional facility for women in Boulder, Montana.  Finally in 2010, we constructed and moved into our new administrative and outpatient services office building on the walking mall in downtown Helena.

Since our modest beginning 40 years ago, Boyd Andrew Community Services has evolved into a statewide leader among its peers.  Our Chief Executive Officer, Mike Ruppert, was hired in 1988 and has grown the company into a nationally recognized program employing over 67 individuals.

Currently, we receive county alcohol tax earmark dollars, Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant dollars and state general revenue dollars.  We also manage several specialized funding contracts and grant programs and are able to bill Medicaid, other third party payers, and can receive private pay.

Since our beginning, innovation in community-based treatment and fiscal accountability have remained our core values.