The Teton County Community Alliance for Resiliency and Educational Support, meeting July 21, welcomed member Ingrid Hill as the newly hired leader for the grant-funded Teton County Crisis Response System.

“Ingrid worked with Gallatin County on their CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) program. She has good experience, and we’re so excited to have her lead us through this project,” said CARES Chairwoman Melissa Moyer. Hill and her husband now reside in Power. When she’s not doing contract work in mental health, she and her husband work as fourth-generation farmers.

CARES applied for the grant from the Addictive and Mental Disorders Division of the Department of Public Health and Human Services and received $36,000. “These grants are very broad and could be used for almost anything: to support existing systems, build new ones, purchase PPE (personal protective equipment), any way to support individuals dealing with behavioral health issues,” said Moyer. “We identified crisis response as one of the key things we wanted to work toward.”