Family Support Centers/Outreach

Programs that provide a wide variety of social services that are designed to support the healthy development of families, improve family interaction skills and help fragile families to resolve their problems at a pre-crisis stage before they become unmanageable. Services may be center-based or provided on an outreach basis to families who are initially reluctant to seek support and generally target the specific needs of a particular community. (AIRS PH-2360.2400)

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MT

Statewide

Address: MT
Toll Free Phone: 877-688-3377
Services Provided: For Montanans who live far away from services, there are few options for receiving support for mental illness without traveling long distances. Since 2009, Mental Health America of Montana has created a “Virtual Drop-in Center,” which utilizes the telephone and internet to provide home-based support services for people with mental illness.
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 11/16/2018
Organization Name: Office Contact Information
Address: P.O. Box 7616
Missoula, Helena, Polson, MT
Phone: 406-721-2704
Email: info@youthhomesmt.org
Services Provided: Dan Fox Foster Care & Adoption:
Youth Homes offers foster care and adoption services through our Dan Fox Family Care Program. They place children into families that they have recruited, screened, trained and licensed, plus they support placements made by the Montana Child and Family Services Division (the State child welfare agency).

Family Support Services:
The Family Support Services Program is designed to help families with a challenging child in the home. Their ambition is to help families through crisis, provide them ongoing support, and assist them in developing better skills for living with their children. They believe that with in-home therapy, coaching, and guidance, they can help support parents to maintain the child in the family's care. The length of their services is generally between three and twelve months.

Group Home:
The group homes offer care, guidance and treatment. Each home has a different program design that is targeted to address the unique differences of age and gender and issues of the youngsters in each home. See "Montana Youth Group Homes" for list of group homes and their contact information.
Provider Profiles: Our Offices

Youth Homes Main Office
550 North California Street, Missoula, MT 59802 | (406) 721-2704

Dan Fox Family Care – Missoula
515 S Reserve St, Ste 5, Missoula, MT 59801 | (406) 721-2754

Youth Homes – Helena
200 Miller St, Helena, MT 59601 | (406) 449-3038

Dan Fox Family Care – Helena
619 North Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601 | (406) 443-4730

Dan Fox Family Care – Polson
302 1st St W #201, Polson, MT 59860 | (406) 883-4370

Partnership for Children Offices

Main Office
2825 Stockyard Rd. A-11, Missoula, MT 59808 | (406) 543-5531

Polson Office
601 1st Street East, Polson, MT 59860 | (406) 319-2314
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 3/14/2018

BILLINGS, MT

3401 Ave. E
BILLINGS, MT 59102
Phone: 406-281-8700
Organization Name: Safe Kids
Address: 3401 Ave. E
BILLINGS, MT 59102
Phone: 406-281-8700
Email: rsfaf06@gmail.com
Services Provided: Safe Kids Yellowstone County is led by American Medical Response, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/1/2019

Billings, MT

420 Grand Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-255-0611
Address: 420 Grand Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-255-0611
Fax: 406-248-3240
Services Provided: A place where women can come together and help each other while building self esteem. "Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps" (program similar to Alcoholics Anonymous but especially geared for women." Support women and their family and friends in prison, on pre-release, or recently out of prison; education and support for women whose partners hurt them; rape and incest support groups: support groups for girls ages 8-15 (anyone is welcome, however, it is on parenting and nutrition, assistance in writing a resume and or interviewing for a job. Also offered are pastoral counseling, spiritual direction, advocacy and referrals.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 8/1/2013
The Children's Clinic
3401 Avenue E
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-281-8700
Address: The Children's Clinic
3401 Avenue E
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-281-8700
Email: tarrathomasfa@outlook.com, lily.hagel@outlook.com
Services Provided: The Mission of the HALI Project is to inspire people with special needs and their families to dream new dreams through teaching and encouragement; and to improve the quality of medical and non-medical care these families receive by providing support to those who serve them.

Research indicates that parents who receive support from other parents are better able to adjust to their child’s disability or chronic conditions and have better attitudes, increased coping abilities, and greater problem solving ability. The HALI Project Medical Home Model trains Parent Partners to serve as the “hub” in primary care practices for coordination of health services and family support, and to ensure that all available services are fully integrated into a patient’s primary preventive health care program.
Provider Profiles: Billings Practice Parent Partners:
Tarra Thomas
(406) 281-8751
tarrathomasfa@outlook.com

Lily Hagel
(406) 281-8751
lily.hagel@outlook.com

Project Leader:
Brad Thompson
(806) 676-1773
bthompson@southwest.org

Project Coordinator:
Tarra Thomas
(406) 281-8751
tarrathomasfa@outlook.com
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 11/3/2016

Butte, MT

Southwest Montana Community Health Center
445 Centennial Ave
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-723-4075
Address: Southwest Montana Community Health Center
445 Centennial Ave
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406-723-4075
Email: kahlborn@swmtchc.org, kgrondorf@swmtchc.org
Services Provided: The Mission of the HALI Project is to inspire people with special needs and their families to dream new dreams through teaching and encouragement; and to improve the quality of medical and non-medical care these families receive by providing support to those who serve them.

Research indicates that parents who receive support from other parents are better able to adjust to their child’s disability or chronic conditions and have better attitudes, increased coping abilities, and greater problem solving ability. The HALI Project Medical Home Model trains Parent Partners to serve as the “hub” in primary care practices for coordination of health services and family support, and to ensure that all available services are fully integrated into a patient’s primary preventive health care program.
Provider Profiles: Butte Practice Parent Partners:
Karla Ahlborn
(406) 723-4075 ext. 279
kahlborn@swmtchc.org

Karissa Grondorf
(406) 723-4075 ext. 279
kgrondorf@swmtchc.org

Project Leader:
Brad Thompson
(806) 676-1773
bthompson@southwest.org

Project Coordinator:
Tarra Thomas
(406) 281-8751
tarrathomasfa@outlook.com
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 11/3/2016

Glendive, MT

700 Little St. Cottage 2
Glendive, MT 59330
Phone: 406-377-7999
Address: 700 Little St. Cottage 2
Glendive, MT 59330
Phone: 406-377-7999
Services Provided: Snacks for children and students.
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 5/23/2019

Great Falls, MT

18 6th ST. N. Suite#100D
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: 406-403-0087
Address: 18 6th ST. N. Suite#100D
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: 406-403-0087
Toll Free Phone: 186-623-5470 x0
Services Provided: Infant & Toddler Services

This program ensures that families with infants and toddlers experiencing developmental delays or disabilities have access to early intervention services in the child’s natural environment. Additionally, Benchmark provides guidance, education, evaluation, and developmental direction to families and their young children, along with an array of specialized therapeutic support.

The biggest developmental impacts happen before age three when our brains are supercharged to learn and grow. That’s why Benchmark Human Services is involved in all aspects of care for the youngest among us — from overseeing regional programs to providing hands-on services through federal and state programs. Early Intervention services help babies and toddlers with disabilities or delays learn new skills that typically develop during the first three years of life including physical, cognitive, social/emotional, and communication skills.
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 2/22/2019
Benefis Hospital - Pediatric Speciality Clinic
1300 28th Street S, Suite 4
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: 406-455-4306
Address: Benefis Hospital - Pediatric Speciality Clinic
1300 28th Street S, Suite 4
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: 406-455-4306
Email: SarahWhitney@benefis.org
Services Provided: The Mission of the HALI Project is to inspire people with special needs and their families to dream new dreams through teaching and encouragement; and to improve the quality of medical and non-medical care these families receive by providing support to those who serve them.

Research indicates that parents who receive support from other parents are better able to adjust to their child’s disability or chronic conditions and have better attitudes, increased coping abilities, and greater problem solving ability. The HALI Project Medical Home Model trains Parent Partners to serve as the “hub” in primary care practices for coordination of health services and family support, and to ensure that all available services are fully integrated into a patient’s primary preventive health care program.
Provider Profiles: Great Falls Practice Parent Partner:
Sarah Whitney
(406) 455-4306
SarahWhitney@benefis.org

Project Leader:
Brad Thompson
(806) 676-1773
bthompson@southwest.org

Project Coordinator:
Tarra Thomas
(406) 281-8751
tarrathomasfa@outlook.com
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 11/3/2016

Hamilton, MT

1200 Westwood Dr, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-4570
Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: 406-375-4570
Organization Name: Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital
Address: 1200 Westwood Dr, Hamilton, MT 59840 (406) 375-4570
Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: 406-375-4570
Languages Spoken: Sign Language
Services Provided: Marcus Daly Rehabilitation Services offers a six week Baby Sign Language Class in the
spring and fall for children 6 months to 3 years of age and their parents and siblings.
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 8/16/2018

Helena, MT

1728 ninth ave
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-204-3054
Address: 1728 ninth ave
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-204-3054
Toll Free Phone: 186-623-5470 x0
Eligibility: Providing DDP region 2
Services Provided: Infant & Toddler Services
This program ensures that families with infants and toddlers experiencing developmental delays or disabilities have access to early intervention services in the child’s natural environment. Additionally, Benchmark provides guidance, education, evaluation, and developmental direction to families and their young children, along with an array of specialized therapeutic support.
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 2/22/2019

Kalispell, MT

Address: 146 3rd Ave W
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-756-1414
Toll Free Phone: 800-204-0644
Fax: 406-756-1410
Languages Spoken: English and also able to provide an interpreter for most languages.
Eligibility: All families
Wheelchair Accessible: Main office is not wheelchair accessible, however, able to meet with clients in wheelchair accessible annex.
Services Provided: The Nurturing Center's mission is to provide supportive services that strengthen families, increasing the number of children raised in health nurturing environments. Programs include Best Beginnings Childcare Scholarships, Childcare Referral Services, Family Resource Center, Safe Haven Supervised Visitation.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/13/2018

Missoula, MT

1515 Fairview, Suite 250
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 800-848-5683
Organization Name: Care Net Pregnancy Support Center of Missoula
Address: 1515 Fairview, Suite 250
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 800-848-5683
Toll Free Phone: 800-848-5683
Eligibility: Open. The Bridges program is for young unmarried mothers with unplanned pregnancies with a support group that meets the first and third Tuesday of each month. Baby sitting for the group is provided upon request.
Services Provided: Addresses topics promoting sexual abstinence, pregnancy support and parenting. Referrals to agencies for adoption, financial assistance, medical needs & other services. Free infant clothing (up to 2 years), layettes, maternity clothing & diapers when available. Free ultrasound. Additional Info: Speakers for high school-age groups. Will Needs donated maternity clothing and baby clothes. MAY HAVE BABY FORMULA--CALL.
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 8/16/2018
2525 Palmer St., Ste. 1
Missoula, MT 59808
Phone: 406-543-3550
Address: 2525 Palmer St., Ste. 1
Missoula, MT 59808
Phone: 406-543-3550
Services Provided: Family Resource Centers are located in many Missoula schools and in other
schools throughout Western Montana. They are a welcoming, friendly place
for parents to get helpful information and find ways to connect with other
parents, the school, and the community. Family Resource Centers provide fun
activities, lending libraries, community services, and learning opportunities for
parents.
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 9/13/2018
3000 S Russell St
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 406-721-9622
Address: 3000 S Russell St
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 406-721-9622
Services Provided: fitness, summer camps, childcare, after school program
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 9/5/2018
P.O. Box 8134
Missoula, MT 59807
Phone: 406-543-5531
Address: P.O. Box 8134
Missoula, MT 59807
Phone: 406-543-5531
Services Provided: Partnership for Children teams with families to build healthy parent/child relationships, navigate difficult behaviors, resolve past traumas and restore hope.

Family Support Services can take many different forms, depending on the strengths, needs and desires of the family. We help the family with healthy communication, mental and behavioral health needs, and relational healing. Simply put, families need the opportunity to take a breath and realize possibility. We are here to help!
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 9/10/2019
CPG Missoula Valley Pediatrics
2835 Fort Missoula Road, Suite 205
Missoula, MT 59804
Phone: 406-542-0391
Address: CPG Missoula Valley Pediatrics
2835 Fort Missoula Road, Suite 205
Missoula, MT 59804
Phone: 406-542-0391
Email: DGoldbar@communitymed.org
Services Provided: The Mission of the HALI Project is to inspire people with special needs and their families to dream new dreams through teaching and encouragement; and to improve the quality of medical and non-medical care these families receive by providing support to those who serve them.

Research indicates that parents who receive support from other parents are better able to adjust to their child’s disability or chronic conditions and have better attitudes, increased coping abilities, and greater problem solving ability. The HALI Project Medical Home Model trains Parent Partners to serve as the “hub” in primary care practices for coordination of health services and family support, and to ensure that all available services are fully integrated into a patient’s primary preventive health care program.
Provider Profiles: Missoula Practice Parent Partner:
Dorothy Goldbar
(406) 327-3855
DGoldbar@communitymed.org

Project Leader:
Brad Thompson
(806) 676-1773
bthompson@southwest.org

Project Coordinator:
Tarra Thomas
(406) 281-8751
tarrathomasfa@outlook.com
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 11/3/2016
2687 Palmer St Ste C
Missoula, MT 59808
Phone: 406-493-3700
Address: 2687 Palmer St Ste C
Missoula, MT 59808
Phone: 406-493-3700
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 12/21/2018

Nationwide

Address: 35 Halsey Street 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Email: jwilson@spannj.org
Eligibility: Those who serve families of children with disabilities.
Services Provided: Serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.
Original Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 6/17/2019
Address: 201 Chicago Avenue, Unit 200
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Eligibility: For patients or caregivers, advocacy groups, health care providers, and supporters.
Services Provided: CNF Family Support and Empowerment Program (FSEP) offers families a direct connection with an experienced, compassionate Peer Support Specialist to help navigate the journey of disease diagnosis, treatment, and management for a child living with a neurologic condition. Includes: Transition of Care, Infantile Spasms Awareness, Respite Care, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, Grants and Scholarships, Webinars
Provider Profiles: National, web-based locator for services
Original Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 4/8/2019
PO Box 37188
Albuquerque, NM 87176
Phone: 505-872-4774
Address: PO Box 37188
Albuquerque, NM 87176
Phone: 505-872-4774
Toll Free Phone: 888-835-5669
Fax: 505-872-4780
Services Provided: Family Voices is a national, nonprofit, family-led organization promoting quality health care for all children and youth, particularly those with special health care needs. Working with family leaders and professional partners at the local, state, regional, and national levels since 1992, Family Voices has brought a respected family perspective to improving health care programs and policies and ensuring that health care systems include, listen to, and honor the voices of families.
Provider Profiles: Family Voices does not provide financial aid and is not a direct service provider. Contact Family Voices in your state.
Original Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 5/15/2019
9605 Medical Center Dr Suite 280
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-403-1901
Address: 9605 Medical Center Dr Suite 280
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 240-403-1901
Fax: 240-403-1909
Services Provided: We are a national family-run organization dedicated exclusively to helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life. Provide leadership to develop and sustain a nationwide network of family-run organizations. Focus the passion and cultural diversity of our membership to be a potent force for changing how systems respond to children with mental health needs and their families. Help policy-makers, agencies, and providers become more effective in delivering services and supports that foster healthy emotional development for all children.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/2/2018
3701 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite 103
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505-872-4774
Organization Name: Family Voices
Address: 3701 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite 103
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505-872-4774
Toll Free Phone: 888-835-5669
Fax: 505-872-4780
Services Provided: Promotes a holistic, culturally relevant approach to health and wellness for all families and children including those with special healthcare needs and disabilities, with resources for children and families. IMPACT is a project of national Family Voices.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 2/1/2018
Organization Name: Kansas University
Address: KS
Phone: 202-448-1448
Email: JHJP@dcqualitytrust.org
Eligibility: Persons with Developmental Disabilities and their families
Services Provided: Works to ensure that input is obtained from all relevant stakeholder groups including older adults, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), family members, advocates, professionals and providers.
Features a locator map to identify Developmental Disabilities statutes, presentations, and policy discussions. Resources library: Guardianship and Alternatives, Education and Transition Planning
Provider Profiles: A project of Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University, and Life Span Institute, University of Kansas (housing the Beach Center on Disability and the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities)
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 12/19/2018
Address: 8161 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone: 952-838-9000
Toll Free Phone: 800-537-2237
Services Provided: Champions for children with disabilities, Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights, PACER Center expands opportunities and enhances the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families. PACER is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities and works in coalition with 18 disability organizations. A significant Learning Center, Resources, and specifically for Students and Young Adults.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 8/2/2018
2030 M St. NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20036
Address: 2030 M St. NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20036
Email: memberinfo@p2pusa.org
Services Provided: Emotional and informational support for families of children who have special needs, Parent to Parent-USA (P2P-USA) is a national nonprofit organization committed to assuring access and quality in Parent to Parent support across the country. This site highlights state's organizations that have parent to parent support as a core program and are committed to implementing evidence-based practices.
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 10/23/2018
6512 23rd Ave NW, Unit 213
Seattle, WA 98117
Phone: 206-297-6368
Address: 6512 23rd Ave NW, Unit 213
Seattle, WA 98117
Phone: 206-297-6368
Fax: 509-752-6789
Email: donmeyer@siblingsupport.org
Services Provided: A national program dedicated to the interests of brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs.
Provider Profiles: A Kindering Center program
Original Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 8/6/2019