Parenting, medical and mental health services

  • All Nations Health Center
    Committed to promoting sustainable healthy lives for our Native people and the surrounding community through culturally based, holistic care. It also offers community events and enrichment activities for Native American youth, including camping trips and luncheons.
    (406) 829-9515
    830 West Central, Missoula MT 59801

    Child Care Resources
    Need help finding — and paying for — child care? Referral specialists are available to help you find high-quality care that meets your needs, and eligibility specialists can help you apply for a scholarship.
    (406) 728-6446
    500 N. Higgins Ave. Suite 202, Missoula MT 59802

    Evolution Services
    The Circle of Security program is for families with children 0-18 who are experiencing upheaval or transition. A licensed clinician will assist parents and families in increasing reflective capacity, increasing the security of attachment among parent and child, and helping develop better relationships with a decrease of relationship ruptures.
    (406) 240-3732
    520 S. Third St., Missoula MT 599801

    Healthy Montana Kids (HMK)
    Offers free or low-cost health insurance to eligible Montana children.
    Public Assistance Helpline: (888) 706-1535
    Office of Public Assistance

    Missoula Youth Crisis Diversion Project
    Collaborative community effort to provide urgent response to youth experiencing mental health crisis. 
    Sandy Cummins, LCSW, is lead facilitator for the project.
    (406) 327-3046

    The Montana Kinship Navigator Program
    Previously called the Montana Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Project, this is a relative caregiver support group for grandparents and other relatives raising children. It meets on the third Wednesday of the month from September 18 through May 20, 1-2:30 p.m. at the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center. Come for assistance, education, access to research-based support and connection to community resources that will help relative and kinship caregivers lead healthier, happier lives. No registration required. 
    (406) 258-4206
    1720 Wyoming St., Missoula MT 59801

    Montana PTI (Parent Training & Information Center)
    Provides online resources and individualized assistance to help Montana parents and educators to support and enrich the lives of children with disabilities.  

    The Parenting Place
    Parenting classes, free short-term child care, in-home aid, and more.
    (406) 728-5437
    1644 S Eighth St. W., Missoula MT 59801

    Partnership for Children
    Offers in-home support services and individual and family therapy to biological, kinship, guardianship or foster/adoptive families caring for children.
    (406) 543-5531
    2825 Stockyard Rd. A-11, Missoula MT 59808

    Partnership Health Center
    Provides barrier-free access to medical, dental, behavioral, and other services.
    (406) 258-4789
    401 Railroad St. W., Missoula MT 59802

    Western Montana Mental Health Center
    Provides mental health and substance use treatment in Western Montana.
    1321 Wyoming St., Missoula MT 59801
    (406) 532-8400

    WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
    Nutritional screenings, breastfeeding support, food vouchers, and more.
    (406) 258-4740
    301 W. Alder St., Missoula MT 59801

Food and clothing

Housing services

  • Coordinated Entry System

    Missoula has a coordinated entry system to assist our most vunerable families find housing quickly. Follow this link to a PDF poster about what it is and how it works: Coordinated Entry System.

    If you are experiencing homelessness, visit one of places listed below to explore housing options and resources, or call 2-1-1 or (406) 549-5555 to talk to an operator about your housing situation.

    Poverello Center
    1110 W. Broadway St., Missoula MT 59802
    (406) 728-1809
    Hours: 6 A.M.-8 P.M. daily
    Accessible by bus routes 2 and 14

    1800 S. Third St. W., Missoula MT 59801
    (406) 543-6691
    Hours: 9 A.M.-5 P.M. Monday through Friday
    Accessible by bus routes 2 and 14

    Salvation Army
    355 S. Russell
    (406) 549-0710
    Hours: 9 A.M.-3 P.M. Monday through Friday, with extended hours Monday through Thursday (3-7 P.M.) for youth.

    Additional Housing Resources

    Hope Rescue Mission
    702 SW Higgins Ave., Missoula MT 59803
    Phone: (406) 542-5240

    Human Resource Council 
    1801 S. Higgins, Missoula, MT 59801

    Missoula Housing Authority
    1235 34th St., Missoula, MT 59801
    Phone: (406) 549-4113

Summer Camps

    1. Missoula Parks and Rec – Families can apply for an annual scholarship up to $130. The scholarship can be used for camps or Splash/Currents passes. Families can call 406-552-6000 to make an appointment. The appointment will be quick; just bring tax information and a pay stub.
    2. ZACC – Community art studio offers a variety of creative camps and classes. Information about their scholarship program and an online scholarship form are available on their website. 
    3. Montana Natural History Center – Offers scholarships for summer camps; the pre-approval period is February 1-19. An online scholarship form is available on their website. 
    4. SpectrUM Discovery Area - Need-based scholarships for camps are available. Online enrollment opens March 1; an online scholarship form is available on their website. 
    5. EmPower Place - A hands-on learning center located in the Missoula Food Bank & Community Center. During summers, children (ages 0-18 years old) are invited to drop in for free grab-and-go meals and activity kits. Provides breakfast and lunch, and special activities. 
    6. YMCA - The YMCA offers financial assistance for all of their programs and camps. Applications are available online or at the Y location at 3000 S. Russell St, Missoula MT 59801. 
    7. Missoula Children’s Theatre – A limited number of partial scholarships are available. To be considered, a scholarship application must be returned no later than two weeks prior to the first day of camp. Application forms are available upon request by emailing Eric Prim at