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Ravalli County Resources


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Healthy Start Programs

Child Care Resources


127 E. Main, Suite 314, Missoula, Montana 59802 Telephone: 728-6446; Fax: 549-1189; E-mail: ccr@Montana.com WWW.childcarerecources.org

Child Care Resources (CCR) promotes high quality, readily available and affordable child care to meet the needs of families in Missoula, Mineral and Ravalli counties. To accomplish this mission CCR offers the following services: Child Care Food Program, Child Care Health Program, Resource and Referral Program, and Training Program.

County Office of Public Assistance


310 North 3rd South West, Hamilton, Montana 59840 Telephone: (406) 363-1944

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 in Infants) Projects


1200 Westwood Drive, Hamilton, Montana 59840 Telephone: (406) 363-1217

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

Healthy Families Harvest


Telephone: (406) 363-3881

Healthy Families Harvest is a community garden project of Health Families of Ravalli County. Encourage families to raise their own (and eat) vegetables, thus increasing their food supply while improving their nutrition.

Ravalli County Head Start, Inc.


326 North 3rd Street, Suite 156, Hamilton, Montana 59840 Telephone: (406) 363-1217 .

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

Women-Infants-Children (WIC)


218 Pickney, Hamilton, Montana 59840 Telephone: (406) 363-6249

Nutrition education and supplemental nutrition packages to breast feeding and pregnant women, as well as families with children up to age five. WIC also offers other programs such as Books for Babies, Young Moms Program, and the Breast Feeding Peer Counselor Project.

Marketable Skills Programs



County Extension Office 205 Bedford Avenue, Box 5009, Courthouse, Hamilton, Montana 59840 Telephone: (406) 256-2828; Fax: 256-2736

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.

Work Readiness Component (WoRC)


316 North 3rd Street, Hamilton, Montana 59840 Telephone: (406) 363-6106

Volunteer Services Americorps* VISTA Prevention Resource Center (www.state.mt.us/prc) PO Box 4210, Helena, MT 59604 Contact Vicki Turner @ (406) 444-5986 www.state.mt.us/americorps

Mentoring Programs

Lunch Buddies


Getting Things Done Courthouse Box 5009, Hamilton, Montana 59840 Telephone: (406) 375-6249

The Lunch Buddies project uses a lunch setting to introduce new foods and nutrition to students in Head Start through grade 2. Intergenerational contact between the youth and seniors adds to the buddy concept.

Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Programs

Child and Family Services


Department of Public Health and Human Services 108 Pinckney, Hamilton, Montana 59840 Telephone: (406) 363-1961

Provides investigations for referrals on child abuse and/or neglect, counseling, and support groups.

Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Safe Homes


Hamilton, Montana 59840 Telephone: (406) 363-4600; Crisis: (406) 363-4600

Provides support groups, peer counseling, legal advocacy, a 24 hour hotline, and an emergency shelter.

Prevention of Drug Abuse and Alcohol Abuse Programs

Safe & Drug Free Schools and Communities


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.

Page last updated: 12/27/2010