Foster Care

Description: Children and youth who have alternative living arrangements in agency-supervised private family homes due to social, physical or emotional problems or those of another family member. (AIRS YK-8000.200 Foster Children)

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Organization Name: Department of Public Health and Human Services
Address: MT
Phone: 866-936-7837
Services Provided: Follow the above link to see general information about becoming a foster parent in Montana

Follow this link to see a step-by-step guide for becoming a foster parent in Montana: http://dphhs.mt.gov/Portals/85/cfsd/documents/StepbyStep.pdf
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 4/2/2018
MT
Phone: 406-841-2400
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Organization Name: Department of Public Health and Human Services
Address: MT
Phone: 406-841-2400
Toll Free Phone: 866-936-7837
Fax: 406-841-2487
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Eligibility: Anyone who is at least 18 years of age and in good physical and mental health may apply to become a foster parent. Single people, couples, people with or without children, all may be eligible. What is most important is the ability to provide an environment that protects and promotes the well-being of a child or children. Some important characteristics of foster parents are strong parenting skills (or the ability and willingness to develop these skills), time and energy to invest in a child's life, and a genuine concern for the well-being of children and their families. Additional criteria are listed online at: http://dphhs.mt.gov/CFSD/Fosterparent
Services Provided: The Child and Family Services Division (CFSD) of the state Department of Public Health and Human Services is responsible for providing protective services to children. Foster care is one such service. The children who are placed in foster care by CFSD range in age from infants to teenagers. They come from many different backgrounds and reflect the cultural diversity of the state.
Provider Profiles: To learn more about becoming a foster parent, fill out the following form:
http://dphhs.mt.gov/CFSD/Fosterparent/fostercareinquiryform
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 11/18/2016
Organization Name: DPHHS
Address: MT
Services Provided: Following the link above for more information.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 3/28/2018
Address: 3240 Dredge Drive
Helena, MT 59602
Phone: 406-442-7920
Toll Free Phone: 800-200-9112
Eligibility: Intensive Residential and Stabilization programs Designed for girls and boys, ages 4-13 on admission. Appropriate candidates are students whose problems may include: • Emotional dysregulation • Depression • Anxiety • Intractable anger • Adoption issues • Attachment and relationship issues • ADD, ADHD • PTSD • Impulsivity, including lying and stealing • Oppositionality and/or defiance • Aggression towards self and others • School problems • Loss and grief issues • Poor social skills, and social development • High functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder • Peer relationships
Services Provided: Community Mental Health Services:
Child and Family Therapy
Co-occurring Substance Use and Emotional Distress Therapy
Youth Case Management
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Occupational Therapy
Psychological Services
School Based Services
Home Support Services
Intensive Day Treatment
Therapeutic After-school and Summer Support
Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption Services

Residential Services:
Clinical and educational assessments
Individualized treatment plans
Individual, group and family therapies
Medication management
Spiritual Support
An accredited on-campus school offering a full spectrum of educational services, and a variety of outdoor and community activities.

Interdisciplinary team of on-staff professionals includes: a psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, registered nurses, licensed therapists, milieu counselors, certified teachers, and support staff.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 3/28/2018
322 Second Ave. W. Ste. A
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-755-4022
Organization Name: Intermountain
Address: 322 Second Ave. W. Ste. A
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-755-4022
Languages Spoken: English
Eligibility: Children birth through 17 years. Accepts Medicaid, CHIP; Sliding fee scale available
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Offers Child and Family Therapy, Youth Case Management, Home Support Services, Therapeutic After-School programming, Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption Services, and Co-occurring Substance Use and Emotional Distress Therapy.
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 1/17/2019
Organization Name: DPHHS
Address: MT
Phone: 406-841-2400
Eligibility: To be eligible for the CFCIP, a youth must be: Between the ages of 14-21, currently in foster care, likely to "age out" of the foster care system, has aged out of the foster care system or has achieved guardianship or adoption after the age of 16.
Services Provided: •Life skills instruction
•Educational/Vocational Assistance
•Transitional living plans
•Life skills assessments
•Mentors
•Youth Advisory Board
•Education and Training Vouchers through Reach Higher Montana
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 3/28/2018
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
Organization Name: Group Homes
Address: Missoula, Kalispell, Hamilton, Helena, MT
Services Provided: Shelter Care:
Shelter offers short-term care for youth who are out of their homes due to a crisis, concern about the safety or stability of their home or who are awaiting a longer-term placement.

Shelter/Long Term Group Homes:
Our dually-licensed homes combine the qualities of short-term shelter and longer-term group care in one program to offer immediate and extended care and services.

Therapeutic Group Homes:
Our therapeutic group care homes provide behavioral health care to emotionally-disturbed youth who cannot be served in their own homes or substitute families, but who are appropriate to receive such services in a community setting.

Teens in Transition:
The Tom Roy Youth Guidance Home is a long-term group home that serves young people aging out of foster care without an available permanent family, or a family needing help with their child emancipating.
Provider Profiles: The Dennis Radtke Home for Boys
3218 Helena Drive, Missoula, MT 59803 | (406) 251-8498

Flathead Youth Home
825 East Oregon Street, Kalispell, MT 59901 | (406) 755-4622

Jan Shaw Home for Girls
1398 Warehouse Street Helena, MT 59601 | (406) 449-7582

Linda Massa Youth Home
196 Providence Way, Hamilton, MT 59840 | (406) 363-0619

Margaret Stuart Youth Home
200 Miller St, Helena, MT 59601 | (406) 443-2145

Shirley Miller Attention Home
550 N California Street, Missoula, MT 59802 | (406) 549-3836

Susan Talbot Boys Home
2105 42nd Street, Missoula, MT 59803 | (406) 251-6836

Susan Talbot Home for Girls
815 Tower Street, Missoula, MT 59804 | (406) 543-8597

Tom Roy Youth Guidance Home
2824 W Central Ave, Missoula, MT 59804 | (406) 728-8127
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 3/14/2018

Big Fork, MT

PO BOX 310
Big Fork, MT 59911
Phone: 406-837-2247
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Address: PO BOX 310
Big Fork, MT 59911
Phone: 406-837-2247
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Email: info@childbridgemontana.org
Services Provided: At Child Bridge, we find and equip foster and adoptive families to care for the almost 4,000 children in foster care in the state of Montana.
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 4/2/2018

Great Falls, MT

4405 7th Ave. South
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: 406-454-2796
Address: 4405 7th Ave. South
Great Falls, MT 59405
Phone: 406-454-2796
Fax: 406-268-6765
Languages Spoken: English
Services Provided: Adoption information, Family Support, General Foster Care, Support Group
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 4/27/2017

Kalispell, MT

121 Financial Drive, Suite C
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-751-5950
Organization Name: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Address: 121 Financial Drive, Suite C
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-751-5950
Languages Spoken: English, interpreters available
Eligibility: All children and families at risk for abuse, neglect, abandonment
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Services Provided: Protects children who have been or are at substantial risk of abuse, neglect or abandonment.  Mission is to keep children safe and families strong. The division operates a toll-free child abuse hotline 24 / 7 :  1-866-820-5437
Original Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 3/9/2018

Missoula, MT

Missoula, MT 59804
Phone: 406-543-4668
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Organization Name: Backpacks for Kids
Address: Missoula, MT 59804
Phone: 406-543-4668
Text: 406-543-4668
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Services Provided: Provides each child coming into foster care for the first time with a backpack or diaper bag filled with essentials such as socks, underwear, toothbrush, etc. to get them off to a good start. Provides backpacks to youth entering the foster system through state offices. Watson Children's Shelter, Dan Fox Youth Homes, Shirley Miller Attention Home and the Carole Graham home.
Additional Info: Backpacks for Kids is a program developed by parents and local foster agencies from the Missoula Foster and Adoptive Parent Association. Gladly accepts donations of new items and volunteers.
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 8/16/2018
Missoula CFS
Missoula, MT 59808
Phone: 406-523-4100
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Organization Name: Department of Public Health and Human Services
Address: Missoula CFS
Missoula, MT 59808
Phone: 406-523-4100
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Eligibility: Adults over the age of 18 who are single, couples, two parent or single parent families. Training required to be adoptive or foster family.
Services Provided: Registers and licenses foster homes, approves adoptive homes. Child abuse hotline 1-866-820-5437 available 24 hrs/day
Original Source: Montana Suggest Provider Queue
Last Updated: 8/23/2018