North Central Washington Services

For Chelan, Douglas, and Grant counties, Beacon manages the following core services:

Crisis Services

Mental Health and Substance Use Block Grant Planning

Each region in Washington must have a current plan that directs the administration of local behavioral health funding from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. 

  • Mental Health Block Grant Project Plan
  • Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Project Plan

Family Youth System Partner Round Table (FYSPRT)

CLIP Committee

The Children’s Long-term Inpatient Program (CLIP) is the most intensive, publicly funded inpatient psychiatric treatment available to Washington State residents ages 5 to 18 years old. Applying for CLIP enrollment is done region by region by a locally organized CLIP committee.

Behavioral Health Advisory Board (BHAB)

The North Central Behavioral Health Advisory Board (NC-BHAB) is a voluntary community membership group that advises the North Central region on local behavioral health priorities. Click here to see the BHAB membership, meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes.

Mental Health Ombuds

The Ombuds service provides free and confidential help when you have a concern or complaint about your mental health services. It is independent of Beacon. The Ombuds service can help you with the grievance and appeals system. It can also help you file and assist you during an Administrative Fair hearing. 

  • North Central Washington (Grant, Chelan and Douglas Counties), please contact the Ombuds Ken Sterner at 800-572-4459 or via email at

Criminal Justice Programs

Beacon contracts with local providers to deliver services to individuals with a behavioral health need who are involved with the local criminal justice system or incarcerated in the local jails. Services are provided within the rules of the two state proviso funding sources: Criminal Justice Treatment Account and Jail Transition.