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
Emergency Number: 1-800-712-4357
1515 Fairview Ave Suite 250 Missoula, MT 59801
Hours: 10 am – 4:00 pm, Mondays – Fridays

Child Abuse Hotline – to protect children who have been or are at substantial risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment. We strive to assure that all children have a family who will protect them from harm. We recognize the protective capacities of families and incorporate them in assessments, decision making and actions with the goal of improving safety, permanency and well being for children. We encourage our 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) 1-866-341-8811
Missoula Office Phone: (406) 523-4100
2677 Palmer Street, Suite 300, Missoula MT 59808-1700

Child and Family Services - to protect children who have been or are at substantial risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment. We strive to assure that all children have a family who will protect them from harm. We recognize the protective capacities of families and incorporate them in assessments, decision making and actions with the goal of improving safety, permanency and wellbeing for children. We encourage our 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) 1-866-341-8811
Child and Family Services Missoula Office Phone: (406) 523-4100
2677 Palmer Street, Suite 300, Missoula MT 59808-1700

Child Support Enforcement Division - The Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED), under the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, diligently pursues and ultimately achieves financial and medical support of children by establishing, enforcing, and increasing public awareness of parental obligations. Essentially, they are 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) 444-9855
3075 North Montana Avenue, Helena, MT 59620-2943
Missoula Office Phone: (406) 329-7910
2675 Palmer Street, Suite C, Missoula, MT 59808

City Attorney (Missoula) - the City Attorney’s Office is 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.
Hours - 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m, Monday – Friday
Contact:Jim Nugent (City Attorney)
Phone: (406) 552-6020
Fax: (406) 327-2105
Email: attorney@ci.missoula.mt.us
435 Ryman, Missoula, MT  59802

Clinical Psychology Center- The Clinical Psychology Center (CPC) is 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 and the community. Services include confidential assessment and psychotherapeutic services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. The CPC operates on a sliding fee scale. Fees for assessment and psychotherapy services are determined on a case-by-case basis and are based on household income and number of dependents. Clinic does not accept insurance.
Phone: (406) 243-2367
1444 Mansfield Avenue, Missoula, MT 59812
Email: Jennifer.robohm@umontana.edu (Jennifer S. Robohm, Ph.D./Director)

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. Services include low and no cost mediation services, training opportunities, and conflict resolution resources.
Phone: (406) 543-1157
Stephan Edwards, Executive Director, steve@cdrcmissoula.org
Kathryn Fox, Volunteer Coordinator, kay@cdrcmissoula.org
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5750, 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.
Fred Van Valkenburg (Missoula County Attorney)
Phone: (406) 258-4737
Fax: (406) 258-4915
Email: fvanvalk@co.missoula.mt.us
Missoula County Courthouse, fourth Floor in Courthouse Annex Building
200 W Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802

Crime Victim Compensation – under the Montana Department of Justice, the Crime Victim Compensation 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 (Life-Long) Learning Center - Even Start is a 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: (406) 523-4033
Lifelong Learning Center Phone: (406) 549-8765
The Lifelong Learning Center
310 South Curtis Street
Missoula, MT 59801
info@thelifelonglearningcenter.com
8 am-8 pm Monday-Thursday & 8 am-6 pm Friday & Saturday

First Call for Help – also known as Montana 2-1-1, First Call for Help serves Mineral, Missoula, and Ravalli Counties 24 hrs. per day and is the information and referral service that can provide the vital link between people with questions or problems and the social services in the community available to meet their needs. When you call 2-1-1, you will talk to an information and referral specialist. This person is trained to analyze your problem or question. He/She will refer you to the proper agencies and organizations that can help. ALL CALLS ARE CONFIDENTIAL. Referrals provided are to agencies, organizations and programs available to communities in our three county service area.
Phone: 2-1-1 or (406) 549-5555
Email: HRCXI@montana.com
Missoula Office Phone: (406) 728-3710
1801 S. Higgins, Missoula, MT 59802
8:30 am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday

First STEP Rape Crisis Center – Crisis Advocacy Organization which helps individuals in time of crisis. Services include advocacy, support groups and referrals
Phone: (406) 329-5776
902 N Orange St
Missoula, MT 59802

Goodwill - Vocational training sites for individuals with developmental, physical or emotional disabilities; employment for individuals who are unemployed due to educational or vocational disadvantages; affordable used/new clothing.  The proceeds from the thrift store go to pay the wages of the employees of Goodwill.
Phone: (406) 549-6969
(In the process of moving – new address will be: 2501 South Reserve Street, Missoula, MT 59801-7960, by the middle of August)

Missoula Family Law Self-Help Center - the Missoula Family Law Self-Help Center opened its doors in July 2008 and provides assistance to those who cannot afford an attorney or who chose to represent themselves in family law matters. 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, Wednesday – Friday

Missoula Food Bank - The Missoula Food Bank is private, non-profit organization which provides emergency food assistance to people in need and strives to end hunger in the Missoula area. Services include client choice food pantry, food recovery program (the distribution of pre-made meals), Roots Program (the monthly distribution of groceries to deserving individuals like seniors and/or mothers with children under four years of age), and Kids Table (the distribution of pre-made lunches and groceries for children during the summer months).
Phone: (406) 549-0543
219 S. 3rd St. W, Missoula, MT 59801

Missoula Housing Authority - The Missoula Housing Authority is an organization which provides quality housing solutions for low and middle income households in Missoula and the surrounding area.
Phone: (406) 549-4113
1235 34th St., Missoula, Mt 59801

Missoula Indian Center – the Missoula Indian Center supports and strengthens the culture of Urban Native Americans by promoting and fostering health, education, and economic self-sufficiency.
Phone: (406) 829-9515
Fax: (406) 829-9519
Confidential Fax: (406) 829-9518
830 West Central, Missoula, MT 59801
IHS (Indian Health Service) Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
24 Hour Crisis Intervention Hotline: (406) 240-3955
Help Quitting Commercial Tobacco: 1-800-QuitNow (784-8669)

Mountain Home Montana - is an organization providing transitional living programs for young mothers age 16-24 and their children. Their program includes a 6-bedroom Transitional Living Home and 5 Transitional Living Apartments. They strive to provide young mothers with the support, services and life skills they need in order to become independent, capable parents. Services include: transitional living programs, educational programs including a life skills program and parenting program, support and referrals.
Phone: (406)541-4663
info@mountainhomemt.org
2606 South Ave West, Missoula, MT 59804

Montana Legal Services - The Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) is a law firm that 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: 1-800-666-6899
Phone: (406) 543-8343
211 North Higgins Avenue, Suite 401, Missoula, MT 59802

The Parenting Place - The Parenting Place is dedicated to promoting nurturing and loving families. They are a community-based, nonprofit organization whose mission is the prevention of child abuse and neglect through strengthening families. Their goals are to help families develop healthy parent-child relationships, to improve the futures of our children, and to ensure healthy families.  Services include: parenting classes, parent aide program, support groups, home visits, children’s programs, respite child care (child’s play) and MAFTI – Montana Alliance for Families Touched By Incarceration.
Phone: (406) 728-5437
1644 S. 8th St. W., Missoula, MT 59801
teresa@parentingplace.net

Planned Parenthood - Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. They work to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible choices.
Phone: (406) 728-5490
219 East Main Street, Missoula, MT 59802

Poverello Center – The Poverello Center - is an award winning nonprofit organization that has been helping the homeless in Montana since 1974. Services include: emergency shelter/night stays, a soup kitchen, mental health referrals, an on-site medical clinic operated by Partnership Health, a food pantry, a clothing room, hot showers, agency and job referrals, a laundry room, and a sack lunch program.
Phone: (406) 728-1809
535 Ryman St., Missoula, Mt 59802

Salvation Army – The Salvation Army has a thrift store like Goodwill which helps bring affordable used/new clothing to the Missoula community. The Salvation Army also provides: Emergency Assistance (Seasonal Services), Family Counseling Services (Casework Services), Housing/Residence Services (Emergency Shelter), Youth Services (Day Camp Activities), Disaster Services,  Emergency Financial Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Emergency Food & Nutrition Programs, Family Counseling Services , Housing/Residence Services, Transitional Housing, Camping Activities, Senior Citizen Clubs, Senior Citizens Residences, Youth Services (Character Building Programs,  Community Recreation Programs and Residential Camping Activities).
Phone: (406) 549-0710
339 W Broadway St., Missoula, Mt 59802

SSTEP Program (Seeley-Swan, Talk, Education, Protection) – aids in the awareness and stopping of domestic and sexual violence.
Phone: (406) 677-3177
Location: Seeley Lake, MT 59868

St. Patrick Hospital - As 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

Turning Point/Missoula Addiction Services - Under the Western Montana Mental Health Center, the Turning Point Addiction Services assists individuals and communities with the challenges of substance abuse.
Missoula Mental Health Phone: (406) 532-9700
Email: missoulaadults@wmmhc.org
1315 Wyoming St., Missoula, MT 59801
Missoula Addiction Services (Turning Point): (406) 532-9800
missoulaaddiction@wmmhc.org
1315 Wyoming St., Missoula, MT 59801

UM School of Law Mediation Clinic - The Mediation Clinic trains students to intervene and resolve disputes out-of-court. During their tenure, Clinic interns, under the supervision of the faculty director, collaborating attorneys, and mediators, provide pro bono mediation services (as third-party neutrals and as attorney-advocates).
Phone: (406) 243-2007
32 Campus Dr. 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, ouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables at seasonal farmer’s markets, FREE breast pumps, informational materials, nutrition and health related videos, cooking classes provided by EFNEP, prenatal classes, bone density testing, 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.
Phone: (406) 258-4740
WIC@co.missoula.mt.us
301 W. Alder, Missoula, MT 59802

WORD - WORD (Women’s Opportunity and Resource Development) is a feminist, award-winning and nationally recognized non-profit organization founded in Missoula that strives to help women transform their lives and communities. WORD offers resources, programs which educated and inspire women like such as Family BASICS, Family Resource Centers, Futures, Gearing Up, and Montana Parent Information Resource Center.
Phone: (406) 543-3550
2525 Palmer St. Ste. #1, Missoula MT 59808

YWCA - Increasing numbers of women and children in Missoula are experiencing or witnessing violence in their homes. Hundreds of individuals and families are also living in inadequate or substandard housing, while some have no homes at all. YWCA Missoula believes that everyone has the right to a life free of violence and that every person is entitled to safe and decent housing. We are determined 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).
24 hour crisis line: 406-542-1944 or 800-483-7858
1130 W. Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802
Office phone: (406) 543-6691 office