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Lake County Resources


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Healthy Start Programs

County Office of Public Assistance

CONTACT:

P.O. Box 847, 802 Main Street, Polson, Montana 59604 Telephone: (406) 883-7820

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:

Lake County health Department 802 Main Street, Suite A, Polson, Montana, 59860 Telephone: (406) 883-7290

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 Lake 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 300 Third Avenue, NW, Ronan, Montana 59864 Telephone: (406) 676-4271

As a program of MSU Extension Services, 4-H is part of the nationwide 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.



Working Innovations, Inc.

CONTACT:

P.O Box 1688, Polson, Montana 59860 Telephone: (406) 883-6717

Lake County's WoRC operator. Provides training programs for those on welfare or public assistance.



Mentoring Programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lake County

CONTACT:

221 Hwy 93 S., Ronan, Montana 59864 Telephone: (406) 676-0228

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



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

Lake County Family Planning

CONTACT:

802 Main Street, Suite A, Polson, Montana, 59860 Telephone: (406) 883-7290

Provides free HIV and pregnancy testing.



Page last updated: 12/27/2010