Mission: To advance awareness; accelerate knowledge; and advocate for change to optimize society's resources for the well-being of children.
Goals: In Montana, the majority of adults have one or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs contribute to negative health and social outcomes which contribute to mental illness, less productivity, incarceration, and other causes that keep individuals in poverty. By completing assessments, advancing awareness and training 20 volunteers, Montana will be more adept in recognizing and addressing the issues of children today that cause negative effects for both childhood & adulthood. These processes will have lasting effects on today's children that improve their physical & social health, productivity at work, mental illness, and other factors which negatively affect an individual and a community.
Mission: The Montana Chafee Foster Care Independence Program Helps Youth in Foster Care Achieve Self-Sufficiency.
Goals: -Higher graduation and GED achievement rates for Chafee eligible youth. -Decrease homelessness rates for Chafee eligible youth. -Develop a sustainable mentorship program for Chafee eligible youth with responsible adults in the community. -Build a Youth Advisory Council to improve Chafee services, cultivate teen leaders to speak publically and train peers and adults, coordinate state-wide youth events, perform legislative advocacy, and peer to peer mentoring. -Increase in the number of Chafee eligible youth obtaining and sustaining employment. -And many more!
Mission: We believe that Montana’s children are the state’s greatest assets. Today’s children are the leaders of tomorrow. We hold their future in our hands, and our future is in their hands.
Mission: Per Montana statute, the Office of the Child and Family Ombudsman is an independent, impartial, confidential, and knowledgeable resource serving to protect the interests and rights of Montana’s children and families. The Ombudsman utilizes best practices and works collaboratively with the Department of Health and Human Services to strengthen child and family services.
Mission: The vision and mission of ExplorationWorks Science Center is to foster a curious, scientifically-literate citizenry empowered with skills to thrive in the 21st Century. We accomplish this through exceptional programs, engaging exhibits, enduring partnerships, extensive outreach and educational expertise.
Mission: No child should grow up hungry in America. But 1 in 5 children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.
Goals: No Kid Hungry in Montana aims to decrease rates of childhood hunger by increasing access to food and providing free nutrition education.
Current VISTA: Vacant
Mission: Create and sustain a coordinated, comprehensive system of prevention services in the state of Montana.
Goals: Reduce child abuse, reduce youth substance abuse, reduce youth violence, reduce school dropout, and reduce teen pregnancy.
Mission: Our mission is to prevent homelessness, provide safe and supportive housing for women and children experiencing homelessness, and provide services that restore hope, self-sufficiency, and happy and healthy lives. Together with YWCA USA and YWCAs across the country, we are dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Mission: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Cheyenne Nation has been a cornerstone of the community since opening it doors in 1994. Serving some 500 youth, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northern Cheyenne Nation provides a safe, structured and positive environment for young people after school, during holidays and summer vacation.
Current VISTA: Lauren White
Mission: Grounded in the Cheyenne way of life, Second Season creates cradle to career opportunities of youth and families to realize their full potential and inspire generational healing.
Mission: Missoula Food Bank is Missoula County’s primary resource for emergency food assistance. The organization has been providing services to all those in Missoula County in need for 31 years through four distinct programs: 1. Store Distribution; 2. ROOTS (Recognizing Other Opportunities to Serve); 3. Kids Table; and 4. Food Circle.
Mission: MPCA is a statewide organization that represents 17 federally qualified community health centers (CHCs). MPCA is dedicated to supporting the work and effort of CHCs as well as working toward a more equitable and accessible health system in Montana. MPCA’s program areas include training and technical assistance around clinical improvement measures, patient centered medical home, federal compliance, emergency preparedness, operations, and outreach and enrollment for the the new Health Insurance Marketplace.