Gallatin Regional WIC
Mission: To promote and protect health while preventing disease. Vision: Healthy people living in healthy communities.
Gallatin Valley Food Bank
The Gallatin Valley Food Bank’s (GVFB) Mission is to improve food security throughout Southwest Montana. The GVFB is one of the Food and Nutrition programs of the Human Resource Development Council, a community action agency.
Our Vision is an improved regional food system that addresses barriers and risks and increases access to good food across our community.
Mission: East Helena Schools in partnership with the parents and community will offer a secure place where students gain knowledge, grow in wisdom, develop confidence and value learning for life.
Goals: Increase access mental health services to all low income residents in East Helena with a specific target of reaching middle school students and their families.
Current VISTA: Cassidy Corbine
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: The City of Helena Parks and Recreation Department is committed to protecting and enhancing Helena’s natural beauty through a vibrant system of parks, trails and open spaces; providing recreational and cultural opportunities, while preserving and promoting a quality living environment.
Goal: The primary goal of the 6th Ward Garden Park is to revitalize a neglected neighborhood park in the heart of Helena’s 6th Ward neighborhood. The vision is to redevelop it into a park that focuses on gardening and permaculture practices. The Advisory Council assisted by the VISTA volunteer will connect families and their children in the 6th Ward with the resources, experience and education to efficiently garden using ecological, edible forest gardening techniques. More families will grow healthy food, increase family food security and economic independence. The work in the 6th Ward lays the base to expand gardening efforts throughout the greater Helena area the Prickly Pear Valley.
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.
Current VISTA: Ellen Harris
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.
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: Raigan Priest
Mission: The Sunburst Community Service Foundation is dedicated to the growth of individuals, families and communities. We organize and promote cultural and creative opportunities, as well as provide resources to educate and nurture mutual respect, tolerance and healthy values in the communities we serve. The Sunburst Community Service Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1995 in Eureka, Montana by a small group of community members that has now grown to provide services in five locations in western Montana.
Current VISTA: Sara Selg
Mission: to recruit, train and supervise volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children.
Goal: to help teens break the cycle of abuse and poverty that their families have experienced leading to a more successful young person and a successful transition into adulthood.
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.