North Central Washington Services

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

CRISIS SERVICES

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE 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. 

FAMILY YOUTH SYSTEM PARTNER ROUND TABLE (FYSPRT)

The North Central Washington Family Youth System Partner Round Table (NCWA FYSPRT) is committed to bringing the voices of the youth, families, and system partners of our communities to create an equitable forum that will help form policy at the local and regional level.  If you or a loved have experienced or are currently enrolled in Medicaid funded services either in mental health and / or substance use in the Chelan, Douglas, and Grant Counties and wish to share your experiences and feedback, then please know that the NCWA FYSPRT hosts a monthly meeting where like minded individuals discuss and support an open dialogue to improve the services in our community.  A delicious dinner is provided to all and attending eligible youth will receive a modest gift card for active participation.

Link to the NCWA FYSPRT’s webpage 

CHILDREN’S LONG-TERM INPATIENT PROGRAM COMMITTEE

The North Central Washington Children’s Long-Term Inpatient Program Committee (NCWA CLIP) is composed of various agency representatives and community members that meet on a monthly basis to help guide youth and families in navigating the most intensive, publicly funded inpatient psychiatric treatment available to them.  CLIP services are designed for youth between the ages of 5 to 18 years old.  

Link to Washington State’s CLIP website

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OMBUDS

The Ombuds service provides free and confidential help when you have a concern or complaint about your behavioral 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 844-636-2038 or via email at sternk@dshs.wa.gov.

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.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD

The North Central Washington Behavioral Health Advisory Board (NCWA BHAB) is a voluntary and community driven group that advises the North Central Washington region on local behavioral health priorities.  

Link to the NCWA BHAB’s webpage