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Fergus County Resources


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Healthy Start Programs

Central Montana Head Start, Inc.

CONTACT:

130 Meadowlark Lane, Lewistown, Montana 59457 Telephone: (406) 538-7751

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.



County Office of Public Assistance

CONTACT:

300 1st Avenue North #201, Lewistown, Montana 59457 Telephone: (406) 538-7468

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



Fergus County Health Department

CONTACT:

712 West Main, Lewistown, Montana 59457 Telephone: (406) 538-7433

Contact for more information on immunizations for children.



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

CONTACT:

712 West Main, Lewistown, Montana 59457 Telephone: (406) 538-7433

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 County. The project provides education on healthy lifestyles during pregnancy, financial assistance to eligible women, assistance with obtaining prenatal and other appropriate community resources.



Marketable Skills Programs

4-H

CONTACT:

County Extension Office 712 West Main, Lewistown, Montana 59457 Telephone: (406) 538-3919

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.



Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Programs

SAVES, Inc.

CONTACT:

Box 404, Lewistown, Montana 59457 Telephone: (406) 538-2281

Provides assistance for victims of sexual assault and 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

Central Montana Family Planning

CONTACT:

224 W. Main, Lewistown, Montana 59457 Telephone: (406) 538-8811

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



Page last updated: 12/27/2010