Community Partners


2-1-1 offers assistance with general information and referrals as well
as assistance for persons in crisis.

For more information contact 211 at:
(406) 752-7266

Abbie Shelter and the Violence Free Crisis Line

Peer counseling, crisis intervention and advocacy for victims of battering, incest, domestic violence, child sexual abuse and rape. Offers Abused Women’s Support Group, Rape Survivors Group, Adults Molested as Children Group, and Abigail Frederick Shelter for victims. Anonymous and confidential services are available 24 hours a day.

For more information contact the Abbie Shelter at:
1203 Hwy 2 W. #28
P.O. Box 1401
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 752-4735
HOTLINE – (406) 752-7273

Adult Protective Services

Adult Protective Services APS is a state agency that is mandated in state statute to investigate abuse, neglect and exploitation for individuals who are either developmentally disabled or over 60 years of age.

For more information contact Adult & Child Protective Services at:
121 Financial Dr. #B
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 755-5968


AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. As an AmeriCorps member, you’ll gain new skills and experiences—and you’ll also find the tremendous satisfaction that comes from helping others. In addition, full-time members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans; members who serve part-time receive a partial Award. Some AmeriCorps members may also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service.

For more information contact Americorps at:
Janaya Okerlund
Coordinator, Service Learning
Flathead Valley Community College
777 Grandview Drive
Blake Hall/Student Center Administrative Building, Rm. BH/SCA 161
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 756-3908

Area Agency on Aging

Flathead County Area IX AOA
The Flathead County Area IX Agency on Aging serves people with the goal of enabling persons 60 years of age and older to lead independent, meaningful and dignified lives, by providing direct services, contracting for services, and networking with the community to locate services.

For more information contact Flathead County Area IX AOA at:
160 Kelly Rd.
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 758-5732

Western Montana Area VI Agency on Aging (Sanders, Lake & Lincoln Co.’s)

We assist older residents, their families and caregivers by promoting independence and dignity, serving elders with the greatest need, Providing easy access to services, providing opportunities for seniors to make a difference in their communities, providing consumer education and advocating for quality services, providing information about available services and providing assistance with accessing services.

For more information contact Western Montana AOA at:
110 Main Street, Suite 5
Polson, MT 59860
(406) 883-7284
(800) 266-4188

A Ray of Hope

Helps those who have exhausted other options for obtaining basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter.

For more information contact A Ray of Hope at:
(406) 755-4673

Child Care Solutions Montana

Child Care Solutions’ mission is to promote early care and education for all children by helping families find and pay for child care, and helping child care providers meet their professional development goals.

For more information contact Child Care Solutions at:
202 2nd Avenue S., Suite 201
Great Falls, MT 59405
(406) 761-6010
(800) 696-4503

Child & Family Services

The division provides state and federally mandated protective services to children who are abused, neglected, or abandoned. This includes receiving and investigating reports of child abuse and neglect, working to prevent domestic violence, helping families to stay together or reunite, and finding placements in foster or adoptive homes.

For more information contact Child & Family Services at:
Child Abuse Hotline (866) 820-5437

Eagle Transit

Providing special low-fare mass transportation for persons with disabilities and/or elderly.  In addition, rides on our City Bus for the general public that need to get around the Flathead Valley.

For more information contact Eagle Transit at:
Administration: (406) 758-2426
Rider Dispatch: (406) 758-5728

Energy Share of Montana 

ES is a private nonprofit organization.  The primary purpose is to help Montanans faced with energy emergencies meet their needs and move towards self-reliance.  To receive an ES application contact Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana.

For more information contact ES at:
318 Last Chance Gulch, Suite 2b
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 442-4900
(888) 779-7589

Experience Works, Inc.

Pays minimum wage during “work experience” placement to individuals 55 and older on a limited income who wish to re-enter the work force.

For more information contact Experience Works at:
(406) 257-1968

Flathead County Health Department

The Flathead County Health Department offers medical treatment and wellness to community members. To ensure that income or lack of insurance is not a barrier to care, patients who are not covered by public or private insurance are charged on a sliding fee scale according to income. Patients with insurance are welcome as well. FCHD also offers a Dental Clinic, Planned Parenthood and a Prescription Drug Program

For more information contact the Flathead County Health Department at:
1035 1st Avenue West
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-8100

Flathead County Job Service

Workforce Services Division, Department of Labor & Industry, State of Montana.

For more information contact the Flathead County Job Service at:
427 First Avenue East
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 758-6200

Flathead Electric Cooperative 

Flathead Electric Cooperative, Inc., was established to bring electric service to rural areas of the Flathead Valley. Since 1937, it has grown from a small company serving a handful of rural homes and farms into the largest electric cooperative in Montana, with a mix of rural and urban residential, commercial, and industrial members. Flathead Electric is proud to be a locally owned and operated cooperative run for the benefit of our member/owners.

For more information contact FEC at:
Kalispell Location
2510 US Highway 2 East
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-4483

Libby Location
121 West 4th Street
Libby, MT 59923
(406) 293-7122

Flathead Valley Community College

FVCC provides high-quality academic programs taught by some of the nation’s brightest faculty.  Students go on to lead successful lives whether they transfer on to four-year colleges and universities throughout Montana and the nation or take advantage of over 50 career and technical programs that prepare them to enter into today’s workforce.  FVCC also offers the Running Start program for eligible area high school students who want to get a jump start on their college education while saving a significant amount of money on tuition; online classes so students can learn anywhere at anytime; classes taught through interactive television reaching students living in rural communities; select undergraduate and graduate degrees through our partnerships with various Montana colleges and universities so students do not have to leave the Flathead Valley; customized workforce training for area businesses; and a wide variety of fun, enriching and affordable non-credit classes for all ages.

For more information contact FVCC at:
777 Grandview Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 756-3822
(800) 313-3822

Kootenai Job Service

Workforce Services Division, Department of Labor & Industry, State of Montana.
For more information contact the Kootenai Job Service at:
417 Mineral Ave. Suite 4
Libby, MT 59923
(406) 293-6282

Job Corps

Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training.

For more information contact Job Corps at:
33091 Mollman Pass Trail
Ronan, MT 59864
(406) 644-2217
(800) 733-JOBS

Lake County Job Service

Workforce Services Division, Department of Labor & Industry, State of Montana.

For more information contact the Lake County Job Service at:
417B Main Street
Polson, MT 59860
(406) 883-7880

Literacy Volunteers of Flathead County

Gateway West Mall
1203 Hwy 2 West
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 257-7323 (READ)

Montana Conservation Corps

MCC is a nonprofit organization that empowers youth and young adults through hands-on conservation service and education. Each season we enroll over 200 young adults from across the country, age 18 and up, in our AmeriCorps program, and more than 100 local teens, ages 15 to 17, in our Youth Service Expedition program. Our members live, learn and serve together, in crews of six to eight members, in some of our country’s wildest places. They complete conservation projects in local communities, national forests, state and national parks, wildlife refuges and federally designated wilderness areas. Participants receive the experience of a lifetime through challenging projects and the rigors of camp life, coupled with education aimed at creating engaged citizens and lifelong environmental stewards. All of these factors create an ideal situation for personal growth that leads to increased confidence, communication and leadership skills, and the ability to work well with people from all walks of life.

For more information contact MCC at:
1203 Hwy 2 West, Suite 27
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 755-3619

Montana Food Bank Network

The Montana Food Bank Network (MFBN) is Montana’s statewide hunger fighting organization. Working to eliminate hunger in Montana through food acquisition and distribution, education and advocacy.

For more information contact MFBN at:
5625 Expressway
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 721-3825
(800) 809-4752

Neighbors in Need

Kalispell Ministerial Association developed Neighbors in Need, a fund of last resort that is supported by the area churches, individual contributors and grants that focus on homelessness and meeting the needs of those who may fall through the cracks of other social service programs.

For more information contact Neighbors in Need at:
PO Box 8721, Kalispell, MT 59904-1721
(406) 752-8181

Northwestern Energy 

Utility operations consisting of regulated electric and natural gas distribution, transmission and energy supply.

For more information contact Northwest Energy at:
(888) 467-2669

The Nurturing Center 

The organization’s mission statement and goals are, “to provide supportive, respectful services that strengthen families, increasing the number of children raised in healthy, nurturing environments” and, “to implement a highly coordinated continuum of support and services to families and to address the need for and acknowledge the importance of quality, accessible, affordable child care.”

For more information contact The Nurturing Center at:
146 3rd Avenue West
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 756-1414

Office of Public Assistance

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) offers assistance through the Office of Public Assistance in Flathead, Lincoln, Lake and Sanders Counties. The mission is to improve and protect the health, well-being, and self-reliance of all Montanans. OPA offers, food stamp assistance, medicaid, TANF, etc.

For more information contact OPA at:
Flathead County OPA
Tammy Harmon, County Director
121 Financial Drive, Suite A
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 751-5900
(406) 751-5929 (FAX)

Lincoln County OPA
Tammy Harmon, County Director
933 Farm to Market Road Suite C
PO Box 1570
Libby, MT 59923
Phone: (406) 293-3791
(406) 293-5549 (FAX)

Lake County OPA
Marilyn Becker, County Director
826 Shoreline Drive
Polson MT 59860
(406) 883-7820
(406) 883-5320 (FAX)

Sanders County OPA
Marilyn Becker, County Director
2504 Tradewinds Way, Suite 3
Thompson Falls MT 59873
(406) 827-4395
(406) 827-5395 (FAX)

Salish Kootenai College

The mission of Salish Kootenai College is to provide quality postsecondary educational opportunities for Native Americans, locally and from throughout the United States. The College will promote community and individual development and perpetuate the cultures of the Confederated Tribes of the Flathead Nation.

For more information contact SKC at:
PO Box 70
58138 US Hwy 93
Pablo, MT 59855
(406) 275-4800

Sanders County Job Service

Workforce Services Division, Department of Labor & Industry, State of Montana.

For more information contact the Sanders County Job Service at:
2504 Tradewinds Way, Suite #1
Thompson Falls, MT 59873
(406) 827-3472

Samaritan House

Samaritan House is a homeless shelter and transitional living program in Kalispell, Montana. The mission of the Samaritan House is to provide shelter and basic needs for homeless people, while fostering self-respect and human dignity.

For more information contact the Samaritan House at:
124 9th Avenue West
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 257-5801

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army continues assisting those who are homeless, abused or disadvantaged in pursuit of its goals: serving the most people, meeting the most needs, doing the most good!

For more information contact the Salvation Army at:
110 Bountiful Way
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 257-4357

Shepherd’s Hand Free Clinic

Provides free medical care for the uninsured on Monday evenings at 6 p.m.

For more information contact Shepherd’s Hand at:
(406) 260-3502

Summit Independent Living Center, Inc. 

Summit’s mission is to promote community awareness, equal access, and the independence of people with disabilities through advocacy, education, and the advancement of civil rights.
For more information contact Summit Independent Living at:
Flathead and Lincoln Counties
Gateway Community Center
1203 Highway 2 W., #35
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 257-0048
(800) 995-0029
Flo Kiewel – County Coordinator

Lake County
111 Second Avenue SW
Ronan, MT 59864
(406) 676-0190
(800) 230-6936
Scott & Michelle Williamson- Co-County Coordinators

Sanders County
700 SW Higgins, Suite 101
Missoula, MT 59803
(406) 728-1630
(800) 398-9002
Kathy Boyer- Secretary

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