Mission: Hopa Mountain's StoryMakers program provides parents of children ages 0-5 with high-quality books and early learning resources to support them as they read, sing, and talk positively with their children every day.
A growing body of research confirms that a strong early-learning home environment predicts children’s success in school. Success in school strongly predicts health and economic self-sufficiency in adulthood.
Red Feather partners with American Indian nations to develop sustainable solutions to the housing needs within their communities. Serving the Hopi and Navajo Nations in Arizona, and the Northern Cheyenne in Montana.
We work with homeowners and residents to educate and facilitate:
- Repair and weatherization of homes
- Demonstrate how housing conditions impact health
- Conduct Professional Healthy Home Assessments
- Work with the tribal 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: Serving our neighbors in need by providing food in a respectful and dignified way and by working with others to eliminate hunger in the greater Helena area.
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: 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.
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.
Youth Connections / YMCA of Helena
Youth Connections cares about Helena’s future. We are a diverse group of community members who work to make Helena a healthy and supportive place for kids and families. We focus on preventing and reducing substance abuse and violence, while enhancing social, emotional and mental health supports for Helena’s youth. With the combined efforts of our coalition members – consisting of parents, educators, youth-serving organizations, church and business leaders – we are building a better Helena by providing valuable, evidence-based programs, services, and activities to help youth and families thrive.
Building strong families is what the YMCA is all about. By offering programs that foster the relationship between parents and children, we can assist in better communication and clarifying family values. The YMCA is the nation's largest provider of full-family programs in areas such as swimming, camping, and recreation. By bringing families together, we can help build a strong community.
Current VISTA: Vacant
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.
Current VISTA: Vacant
Mountain Home Montana provides shelter for young mothers who need a place to live, and a network of support as they create safe, stable, and nurturing homes of their own.
Mission: To provide a safe, stable, and nurturing home where young mothers discover their strengths, and their children experience the joys of childhood.