Resources

Care Net Pregnancy Support Center – Offers practical help for women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Services include: free pregnancy tests, complimentary ultrasounds, up-to-date information on all options, emotional support and encouragement, post-abortion counseling, educational programs, life-skill training, material needs (maternity clothes, baby clothes, diapers), and agency referrals (for housing and financial aid).
Phone: (406) 549-0406
1515 Fairview Ave Suite 250 Missoula, MT 59801
Hours: 10 am – 4:00 pm, Mondays – Thursday

Child Abuse Hotline – A program of the Child and Family Services Division of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services – Protects children who have been or are at substantial risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment. The agency strives to ensure that all children have a family who will protect them from harm. It recognizes the protective capacities of families and incorporates them in assessments, decision making and actions with the goal of improving safety, permanency and well being for children. Child and Family Services encourages communities to strengthen their prevention efforts and to share responsibility for the safety of its children and families.
Child Abuse Hotline (toll free, 24 hours) 1-866-820-5437
Child Abuse Hotline (TTY-hearing-impaired): Dial 711; when prompted, dial 1-866-820-5437
Missoula Office Phone: (406) 523-4100
2677 Palmer Street, Suite 300
Missoula, MT 59808-1700

Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) – Part of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, CSED diligently pursues and ultimately achieves financial and medical support of children by establishing, enforcing, and increasing public awareness of parental obligations. Essentially, it is a a federally mandated child support enforcement service.  Services include: locating absent parents, establishing paternity, establishing financial and medical support orders, enforcing current and past-due child support, offering medical and spousal support, modifying child support orders.
Central Office Toll-free: 1 (800) 346-5437
Phone: (406) 444-6856
2401 Colonial Drive,  First Floor
Helena, MT 59620-2943
Missoula Office Phone: (406) 329-7910
2675 Palmer Street, Suite C
Missoula, MT 59808

City Attorney (Missoula) – Responsible for legal counseling for the City of Missoula and serves as legal advisor to the Mayor, City Council, Boards and Commissions, staff, and Missoula Housing Authority. Prosecutes misdemeanor state and ordinance violations committed within the city limits.
Contact:Jim Nugent (City Attorney)
Phone: (406) 552-6020
Fax: (406) 327-2105
Email: attorney@ci.missoula.mt.us
435 Ryman
Missoula, MT  59802
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Clinical Psychology Center (CPC)– Operated by the Department of Psychology at The University of Montana. The CPC is a free-standing training clinic, staffed by doctoral students in clinical psychology, which serves the Missoula community. All services are provided under the direct supervision of senior clinicians from the clinical faculty. Services include confidential assessment and psychotherapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Phone: (406) 243-2367
1444 Mansfield Avenue
Missoula, MT 59812
Email: CPCfrontdesk@umontana.edu

Community Dispute Resolution Center – The Community Dispute Resolution Center of Missoula County promotes the constructive resolution of conflict through open communication and shared decision-making through a process called mediation. Mediation is a collaborative problem-solving process where individuals and groups resolve their conflicts with the help of a neutral third party known as a mediator. The mediator facilitates communication so the disputing parties can work toward negotiating a solution.
Phone: (406) 543-1157
Missoula, MT  59806
Physical Address: 1535 Liberty Lane, Suite 117A,
Missoula, MT  59808

Community Medical Center – providing safe and trusted healthcare, where people thrive, patients heal and families grow.
Phone: (406) 728-4100
Email: contactus@communitymed.org
Address: 2827 Fort Missoula Rd.
Missoula, MT 59804

County Attorney (Missoula) – The Missoula County Attorney is an elected official who serves as both the public prosecutor for the State of Montana and as the legal advisor for all county officials within Missoula County. The County Attorney’s is divided into two divisions: Criminal and Civil. The Criminal Division is responsible for: the prosecution of all felony offenses which occur anywhere within Missoula County and all misdemeanor offenses which occur outside the city limits of the City of Missoula; bad checks and handles the collection of non-sufficient funds (NSF) and closed account checks which have been returned by a financial institution to the payee. Whereas the Civil Division is responsible for: providing legal advice to the County Commissioners, all county departments and to many sub-jurisdictions (such as school, fire, conservation, and weed districts) within Missoula County; representing the State of Montana in all proceedings in Missoula County involving enforcement of state laws covering Child Abuse or Neglect and Involuntary Commitments due to mental illness; performing the County Attorney’s duties as Public Administrator of the estates of persons who die without any heirs.
Kirsten Pabst (Missoula County Attorney)
Phone: (406) 258-4737
Fax: (406) 258-4915
Email: kpabst@co.missoula.mt.us
Missoula County Courthouse, fourth Floor in Courthouse Annex Building
200 W. Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802

Crime Victim Compensation – Operating under the Montana Department of Justice, the program strives to provide financial assistance to help innocent crime victims with crime-related medical expenses.
Phone: 1-800-498-6455 or (406) 444-3653
P.O. Box 201410
Helena, MT 59620-1410

Even Start – Federally-funded, comprehensive family literacy program, which is designed to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy in low-income and low-literate families. Services include adult education, early childhood education, parent & child time (PACT), and parent time.
Even Start Phone: Adult Education Room (406) 523-4033; Preschool Room (406) 523-4034
Located in The Life Long Learning Center
310 South Curtis Street
Missoula, MT 59801
Email: evenstartmt@yahoo.com
8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Thursday

Montana 211 – Free, anonymous service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. When you dial 2-1-1, you’ll be connected to a trained resource specialist who has access to comprehensive database listings of nearly all health and human services that exist in the area. This includes but is not limited to: rent and utility assistance, food, emergency shelters, where to get employment help, medical and mental health assistance, help with transportation, and trained suicide intervention counseling. You can also get information on affordable child care, information about caring for an aging relative, or help recovering from a disaster. Information is available through the Montana 211 website as well.
Phone: 2-1-1 or (406) 549-5555
Western Region Office
District XI Human Resources Council
1801 S. Higgins
Missoula, MT 59802

First STEP Resource Center – Provides medical evaluations, forensic interviews, mental health treatment, care coordination, and referrals for child and adult victims of abuse or assault. First Step is a National Children’s Alliance accredited Children’s Advocacy Center and is part of Providence St. Patrick Hospital.
Phone: (406) 329-5776
900 N Orange St
Missoula, MT 59802

Goodwill – Private, nonprofit organization serving people and adults with autism and other disabilities as well as disadvantaged families.  Proceeds from the organization’s thrift store go to pay the wages of the employees of Goodwill, who receive vocational training.
Phone: (406) 549-6969
2501 South Reserve Street
Missoula, MT 59801-7545

Missoula Self-Help Law Center – Provides assistance to those who cannot afford an attorney or who choose to represent themselves in family law matters. The center does not provide legal advice, but rather, directs individuals to legal information and proper forms, which are available to the general public.
Phone: (406) 258-3428
missoulaselfhelp@gmail.com
Missoula County Courthouse
200 West Broadway, Room 271
Missoula, MT 59802
8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Thursday.

Missoula Food Bank – Private, non-profit organization which provides emergency food assistance to people in need and strives to end hunger in the Missoula area. Services include a client choice food pantry as well as special food and nutrition programs for childrens and seniors.
Email: mail@missoulafoodbank.org
Phone: (406) 549-0543
1720 Wyoming Street
Missoula, MT 59801

Missoula Housing Authority – Provides quality housing solutions for low- and middle-income households in Missoula and the surrounding area.
Email: info@missoulahousing.org
Phone: (406) 549-4113
Fax:  (406)549-6406
1235 34th St.
Missoula, Mt 59801

Missoula Urban Indian Health Center – Operates as a place of wellness for Native families of Missoula, offering health education, outreach and referral for local services.
Phone: (406) 829-9515
Fax: (406) 829-9519
830 West Central
Missoula, MT 59801
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m, Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Friday
Summer Hours:
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday
Closed Friday
IHS (Indian Health Service) Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
Help Quitting Commercial Tobacco: 1-800-QuitNow (784-8669)

Mountain Home Montana  – Provides transitional living programs for young mothers age 16-24 and their children. Their program includes a Transitional Living Home and Transitional Living Apartments. The organization strive to provide young mothers with the support, services and life skills they need in order to become independent, capable parents.
Email: info@mountainhomemt.org
Phone: (406) 541-4663
Fax: (406) 541-4662
2606 South Ave West
Missoula, MT 59804

Montana Legal Services – Empowers low-income people by providing legal information, advice, and other services free of charge. Services include: legal advice, legal representation, referrals to pro bono attorneys, self-help classes, educational materials/resources.
Montana Legal Services Helpline (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Monday – Friday): 1-800-666-6899
Missoula Office:
Phone: (406) 543-8343
211 North Higgins Avenue, Suite 401
Missoula, MT 59802
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

The Parenting Place – Nonprofit dedicated to promoting nurturing and loving families and preventing child abuse and neglect through strengthening families. Strives to help families develop healthy parent-child relationships, to improve the futures of our children, and to ensure healthy families.  Services include: respite care for parents; parenting classes; support for families impacted by incarceration; and a home visitation program.
Phone: (406) 728-5437
1644 S. 8th St. W.
Missoula, MT 59801

Planned Parenthood – A leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. Services offered include: annual exams, birth control, pregnancy testing and counseling, screening for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, mid-life services, out-patient abortion services and more. Services are available and accessible to anybody who wants and needs them.
Phone: (406) 728-5490
219 East Main Street
Missoula, MT 59802

Poverello Center – Nonprofit organization offers a multitude of services to the homeless, hungry, and underserved, including hot meals, clothing and laundry services and nightly shelter for men and women. The organization also offers healthcare services and mental health services, job and employment services and veterans programs.
Email: poverello@montana.com
Phone: (406) 728-1809
1110 W. Broadway
Missoula, Mt 59802

Practically Perfect Parenting Podcast  Former Families First staffers John Sommers-Flanagan, Ph.D., and Sara Polnachek, Ed.D., team up to bring you a bi-weekly podcast addressing some of the biggest issues parents face with humor and wit.

Salvation Army –  Human services organization offering a variety of programs including disaster services; emergency financial assistance; emergency shelter; food and nutrition programs; casework services; group homes; senior citizen residences, transitional housing; worship services and more.
Phone: (406) 549-0710
355 S. Russell St.
Missoula, Mt 59801

St. Patrick Hospital – Part of Providence Health & Services, St. Patrick Hospital identifies their work as a ministry, embracing their responsibility to provide for the needs of communities.
Phone: (406) 543-7271
500 W. Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802

UM Alexander Blewett III School of Law Mediation Clinic -Trains students to intervene and resolve disputes out-of-court. In partnership with community dispute resolution centers, state and tribal courts, nonprofits, public schools and other organizations, clinical interns mediate cases referred by the Missoula County Community Dispute Resolution Center, Justice Court and District Court, the Montana Legal Services Association, The University of Montana, and the Tribal Court of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation.
Phone: (406) 243-4311
32 Campus Dr. #6552
University of Montana
Missoula, Mt 59812

WIC Program – The Missoula Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a nutrition education program that provides healthy foods, nutrition information and referrals to health and social services in the Missoula community. Services include nutrition screening, education and counseling to improve eating behaviors and reduce or eliminate nutrition problems, access to preventive health programs and referrals to private and public health providers, vouchers to purchase healthy foods at supermarkets across the state of Montana, breastfeeding support and counseling, vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables at seasonal farmer’s markets, breast pumps, informational materials, nutrition and health related videos, cooking classes provided by EFNEP, prenatal classes, regular monitoring of infants and children, dental screening and referrals, access to low cost well child exams through Partnership Health Center and referrals to over 250 local health and social services.
Email: awelander@co.missoula.mt.us
Phone: (406) 258-4740
301 W. Alder
Missoula, MT 59802
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Western Montana Addiction Services – Private, nonprofit, community-based organization providing prevention, intervention, outpatient and residential services to adults and adolescents and their families in Missoula and several other counties of western Montana.
Email: missoulaaddiction@wmmhc.org
Phone: (406) 532-9800
Fax: (406) 541-3032
1325 Wyoming St.
Missoula, MT 59801

WORD – WORD (Women’s Opportunity and Resource Development, Inc) is a nationally recognized non-profit organization founded in Missoula that strives to help women transform their lives and communities. WORD offers resources, programs which educate and inspire women. These include their Family Resource Center, which is a drop-in center that provides education and skill-building opportunities for parents and their children;  the Futures Program, which helps young parents build secure futures for themselves and their child; and housing assistance for those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
Email: info@wordinc.org
Phone: (406) 543-3550
2405 McIntosh Loop
Missoula MT 59807
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday

YWCA – Dedicated to the belief that everyone has the right to a life free of violence and that every person is entitled to safe and decent housing. Works to create a community where all people, regardless of gender or race, have opportunities for growth, leadership and power. Services include: transitional housing, short-term housing, counseling and support for victims of domestic and sexual violence, support groups, GUTS (Girls Using their Strengths), Planet Kids (supervised visitation/exchange center).
Email: ywca@ywcaofmissoula.org
24-hour crisis line: 406-542-1944 or 800-483-7858
1130 W. Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 543-6691

Last Reviewed: July 2017