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Cascade County Resources


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Healthy Start Programs

Cascade County Health Department

CONTACT:

1130 7th Avenue South, Great Falls, Montana 59405

Contact for more information on immunizations for children.



County Office of Public Assistance

CONTACT:

P.O. Box 1546, 1601 2nd Ave. North, Great Falls, Montana 59403 Telephone: (406) 454-5640

The Office of Public Assistance administers Medicaid and other financial programs for income-eligible children and families.



Follow Me/MIAMI (Montana Initiative for the Abatement of Mortality Infants) Projects

CONTACT:

Cascade City-County Health Department 1130 7th Avenue South, Great Falls, Montana 59405

Provides follow-up services to high risk pregnant women and families with newborn children. The goal of the MIAMI project is to improve pregnancy outcomes in Cascade County. The project provides education on healthy lifestyles during pregnancy, financial assistance to eligible women, assistance with obtaining prenatal and other appropriate community resources.



Head Start, Inc.

CONTACT:

309 12th Street South, P.O. Box 2289, Great Falls, Montana 59405 Telephone: (406) 453-5415

Federally funded, private, non-profit child development program which also offers social, nutritional, health, and transportation services. This program is free of charge to families who are income eligible according to the Federal poverty index.



Marketable Skills Programs

4-H

CONTACT:

County Extension Office 1807 Third Street NW, Westgate Mall, Great Falls, Montana 59404 Telephone: (406)454-6980

As a program of MSU Extension Services, 4-H is part of the nation- wide Extension network that links research-based knowledge and technology to people where they live and work. In Montana, Extension faculty members work directly with adult and teen volunteer leaders, local advisory groups and others.



High School House

CONTACT:

Great Falls Public Schools Telephone: (406) 791-2365

Construction technology classes at high schools in Great Falls are building a house for the Neighborhood Housing Services. Students gain construction skills while experiencing first hand the relationship between what they are learning and what they are doing.



Youth Empowerment & Self-Sufficiency Project

CONTACT:

County Extension Office 1807 Third Street NW, Westgate Mall, Great Falls, Montana 59404 Telephone: (406)454-6980

Teaches elementary youth the concepts, skills, values and attitudes of entrepreneurship.



Mentoring Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Great Falls

CONTACT:

600 Central Avenue, #429, Great Falls, Montana 59401 Telephone: (406) 453-5521

A federation of more than 500 agencies nationwide whose mission is to make a difference in the lives of young people, primarily through professional supported one-to-one relationships with a caring adult.



Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Programs

Cascade County Partnership to Strengthen Families

CONTACT:

P.O. Box 2976, Great Falls, Montana 59901

Provides prevention services for children and families who are at risk for abuse and neglect or out-of-home placement.



Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Shelter Programs

CONTACT:

YMCA of Great Falls 220 2nd Street North, Great Falls, Montana 59401 Telephone: (406) 453-1315; Crisis: 453-1018

24 hour shelter and help line for domestic violence.



Prevention of Drug Abuse and Alcohol Abuse Programs

Safe & Drug Free Schools and Communities

CONTACT:

Telephone: (406) 444-5663

This is a federally funded program through which every school in Montana can apply. Once an application is approved, a base allocation will be provided in order to begin drug prevention programs, etc. in the school and community. After a school has been approved they have the option to apply for a "Greatest Need" grant, which provides extra money to 12- 14 schools. The Greatest Need grant is a competitive grant and is awarded on the basis of greatest need. Contact their office for more information on obtaining an application.



Prevention of Teen Pregnancy Programs

Planned Parenthood of Great Falls

CONTACT:

Great Falls Medical Center 1220 Central Avenue, Great Falls, Montana 59401

Provides confidential health care services on a sliding-fee scale.



Safe Places and Structured Activity Programs

Camp Sky Child

CONTACT:

University of Great Falls 6301 43rd Street SW, Great Falls, Montana 59404 Telephone: (406) 791-5339

A summer camp for children who have an incarcerated parent. Provides support, guidance and recreational activities which can improve the quality of life for these special children whose circumstances are beyond their control.



Volunteer Service and Recruitment Programs

FGP - Foster Grandparent Program

CONTACT:

P.O. Box, 1308, Great Falls, Montana 59403 Telephone: (406) 454-6992

Link for low income senior citizens to volunteer to work with children in the community.



RSVP - Retired Senior Volunteer Program

CONTACT:

1004 Central Avenue, PO Box 2486, Great Falls, Montana 59403-2486 Telephone: (406) 454-6994

Coordinates volunteers who contribute service hours in the community. Anyone 55 years or older is eligible to join.



Page last updated: 12/27/2010