The Helena Indian Alliance broke ground Friday on an addition to its clinic as part of a ceremony commemorating the next step toward expansion of its facility and services.
Executive Director Todd Wilson said the needed expansion has been in the works for more than five years.
“We’ve grown here tremendously the past five years,” Wilson told the crowd, noting the staff has grown from about a dozen to more than 40.
This artist’s rendering of the forthcoming Helena Indian Alliance clinic addition depicts the main entry facing the west side of the campus on Euclid Avenue.
Illustration courtesy SMA Architecture
Helena Indian Alliance was gifted its current facility at 501 Euclid Ave. by the Army and relocated there in 2013. The building was once an armory.
“Our plan is to really expand on those services and really get that community engagement,” he said. “That is now who we are, servicing all of the Helena community, whether you’re Native American or not. I think that’s the misconception we’re trying to break through, one of those barriers we’re trying