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Updated 1/4/23

Please click on the links below to be redirected to resources for each county, or scroll down to explore rotating resources applicable to both counties. 

Local Resources

VITA is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program that offers free tax preparation and e-filing for people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers in our community.

 

Ravalli County FCU, was one of only two credit unions in the state of MT to offer this valuable service. BIG thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make last year’s tax season a success.

Last year, VITA volunteers processed 102 tax returns!

Services are offered to all residents of Ravalli County.  

Call (406) 363-4631 to schedule your FREE tax appointment today.

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Ravalli County VITA Tax Assistance

Montana Low Income Home Energy, Water, and Weatherization Assistance Programs

You may apply for assistance at any time during the year by contacting the local eligibility office or Tribal LIHEAP office serving your community.  If you cannot reach your local eligibility office, call Montana's toll-free number at 1-833-317-1080.

The State of Montana, through the Department of Public Health and Human Services, offers three programs aimed at helping eligible Montanans.

  • The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) pays part of winter energy bills and may be able to assist with furnace emergencies for eligible people.

  • The Low Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) helps pay a portion of eligible household's water bills; helps avoid shutoffs; and helps support household water system reconnections related to non-payment.

  • The Weatherization Assistance Program helps participants to improve the heating efficiency of their homes and thus reduce their energy consumption.

 

When & Where to Apply
 

To apply for assistance, Montanans can submit a combined LIHEAP, LIHWAP and Weatherization application. The application can be completed online but must be printed and delivered or mailed to the local eligibility office listed on the last page of the application.  See the Income and Resource Guidelines below to see the limits based on family size and income.
 

You may apply for LIHEAP and LIHWAP during the heating season, which is October 1 through April 30 of each year, by contacting the local eligibility office or Tribal LIHEAP office serving your community.

You may apply Weatherization assistance at any time during the year by contacting the local eligibility office or Tribal LIHEAP office serving your community.

 

1801 South Higgins
Missoula MT 59801
(406) 728-3710
District XI HRC Website

 

Serves counties:

Mineral
Missoula
Ravalli

Who Is Eligible

Eligibility for assistance is based on your income and resource limits. Both homeowners and renters may apply for these programs.

If your household receives benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, you may qualify automatically for assistance.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Low Income Home Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), and Weatherization Programs
2022-2023 Program Year Income Limits

Number in Household                                LIHEAP, LIHWAP and CRF                  Weatherization Upper Limits

                                                                        Upper Income Limits                                  200%

1                                                                                                                        $28,136                                                                                 $28,136

2                                                                                                                       $36,793                                                                                 $36,793

3                                                                                                                       $45,450                                                                                $46,060

4                                                                                                                       $54,108                                                                                 $55,500

5                                                                                                                       $62,765                                                                                 $64,940

6                                                                                                                       $71,422                                                                                 $74,380

7                                                                                                                        $73,046                                                                               $83,820

8                                                                                                                       $74,669                                                                                $93,260

9                                                                                                                        $77,025                                                                              $102,700

10                                                                                                                      $84,105                                                                               $112,140

11                                                                                                                       $91,185                                                                               $121,580

12                                                                                                                      $98,265                                                                              $131,020

13                                                                                                                       $105,345                                                                           $140,460

14                                                                                                                       $112,425                                                                           $149,900

15                                                                                                                       $119,505                                                                            $159,340

The upper limit amounts are 60% of the state median income for household sizes one (1) through eight (8). The upper limit amounts for household sizes nine (9) and greater are 150% of the poverty threshold for the household size. For households at 150 percent of HHS poverty guidelines with more than nine (9) members add $7,080 for each additional member

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If you have been financially impacted, directly or indirectly by COVID-19, you may be eligible for assistance.  Renters will be able to apply directly through the State of Montana, Montana Housing, Emergency Rental Assistance Program.  You may apply for rent and utility assistance AND landlords will be able to apply on behalf of renters with the renter's co-signature and required documentation.

Click the link below to apply and for additional information.
Montana Emergency Rental Assistance Program

**Please note, you are applying directly to the State of Montana for the assistance.  Your application for assistance will be processed by the MT Department of Commerce.**

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Montana Housing Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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500 North Higgins Ave, Missoula 59802
(406) 728-6446 or 800-728-6446
email: ccr@childcareresources.org


https://www.childcareresources.org/home

Need help finding — and paying for — child care? Unsure if your child is progressing normally? Looking for resources?  We are here to help! 

Child Care Resources

3335 LT Moss Road, Missoula, 59804
Call (406) 549-6413
Toll-free at 1-800-914-4779


https://childdevcenter.org/

The Child Development Center is a western Montana nonprofit that supports children who have developmental delays or disabilities. Our team works primarily in families’ homes and communities, and we serve kids from birth to high school graduation.

The Child Development Center works in our families’ homes and communities across western Montana. From our headquarters in Missoula and our other full-service office in Kalispell, our team works with families in Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula, Ravalli and Sanders Counties.

 

Speech Therapy

Child Development Center (CDC)

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SAFE Domestic Violence Services
 

154 Morning Star Way, Hamilton

24-Hour Crisis Line: 406-363-4600

(406) 363-2793 Office
 

safeinthebitterroot.org
 

​SAFE offers emergency and long-term services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.  If you are experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault or sexual violence, we can help.  Our services are available twenty-four hours a day and all services are free of charge and confidential. 

Darby Bread Box

304 E Tanner Ave, Darby, MT 59829

 (406) 821-2081

https://mfbn.org/resource/darby-bread-box/

10 AM to 2 PM Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

Serving residents living south of Lost Horse to the Montana/Idaho border.

Human Resource Council

303 N. Third St. Hamilton, MT 59840
406-363-6101

https://www.humanresourcecouncil.org/

Walk-ins are limited to social distancing requirements.

The Human Resource Council (HRC) is a non-profit corporation established as a result of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. We are one of ten Human Resource Development Councils who partner together to serve the entire state of Montana in twelve districts. We are District Eleven which is made up of Mineral, Missoula and Ravalli Counties. Each year almost 10,000 low-income individuals in these three counties are positively impacted by our efforts.

Child and Family Services

108 Pinckney St, Hamilton 59840
(406) 363-1961


To report a possible case of child abuse or neglect, call toll-free; available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: (866) 820-5437

Haven House Food Bank 

316 N 3rd St #162, Hamilton, MT 59840

(406) 363-2450​

 https://havenhousefoodbank.org/?fbclid=IwAR1w_R6C3zstk5n4ZtQHgcBUR7HE65r2ynkOOymZYDYJppmPLB55q_baHls

​Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 am-2 pm

​Now open every 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening from 5 pm-7 pm

Pantry Partners


3614 Alc Way, Stevensville, MT 59870

 (406) 777-0351

http://pantrypartnersfoodbank.org/

Hours:  M-W-F 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


The Pantry is closed for poor road conditions whenever the Stevensville Schools are closed.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) 

205 Bedford St. #P Hamilton, MT 59840

406-802-7180

https://ravalli.us/211/Women-Infants-Children-WIC

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm

WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, breastfeeding support, access to healthy foods and referrals to other services. We serve families with infants and children up to age 5, and pregnant and post-partum moms. We welcome moms, dads, grandparents and foster families.

 

Please call us with questions or to set up an appointment.

Office of Public Assistance

310 N 3rd St, Hamilton 59840
(406) 363-1944
Toll Free: 1-888-706-1535


https://www.dphhs.mt.gov/index

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Ravalli

Ravalli County 
Resources

Missoula

YWCA

1800 South 3rd Street West, Missoula 59801
(406) 543-6691 office
(406) 542-1944 crisis line
or 800-483-7858


https://www.ywcamissoula.org/

YWCA Missoula creates real change for more than 3,000 adults and children each year. Based in The Meadowlark, our programs aim to end domestic and sexual violence, help unsheltered families obtain stable housing, and transform Missoula into a place where all people, regardless of their race or gender, have opportunities for growth, leadership and power.

Missoula Food Bank and Community Center
 

1720 Wyoming St. 

(406) 549-0543
 

https://www.missoulafoodbank.org/

Hours vary; please check their website for more information.

Missoula Food Bank & Community Center envisions a community that embraces food justice, where:

  • everyone is food secure;

  • those most impacted are a leading voice in the solutions to poverty and hunger;

  • no one feels shame or experiences stigma when asking for help;

  • every child is nourished and has an equal opportunity to learn, grow and succeed;

  • every senior has access to the food they need to age with dignity regardless of mobility, transportation or health barriers;

  • social safety net programs are recognized as part of the solution;

  • everyone can afford their basic needs

Human Resource Council
 

1801 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT

(406) 728-3710

email: info@hrcxi.org

https://www.humanresourcecouncil.org/​

 

Hours: 8:30am-5pm, Monday thru Friday

 

The Human Resource Council (HRC) is a non-profit corporation established as a result of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. We are one of ten Human Resource Development Councils who partner together to serve the entire state of Montana in twelve districts. We are District Eleven which is made up of Mineral, Missoula and Ravalli Counties. Each year almost 10,000 low-income individuals in these three counties are positively impacted by our efforts.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)

301 W. Alder Missoula, Mt 59802

(406) 258-4740

https://www.missoulacounty.us/government/health/health-department/healthy-people-healthy-families/wic

Nutrition and supplemental food program. Provides breastfeeding support & formula as need. Available to pregnant women and kids under 5 years old. 

Office of Public Assistance

2677 Palmer St #11, Missoula, 59808
Toll Free: 1-888-706-1535

https://www.dphhs.mt.gov/index

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Child and Family Services

2677 Palmer St #300, Missoula 59808
(406) 523-4100


To report a possible case of child abuse or neglect, call toll-free; available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: (866) 820-5437

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Missoula County 
Resources

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Didn't find what you were looking for?

Visit https://montana211.org/about.php for a list of Montana Resources

Montana 2-1-1 provides information and connects people to resources for non-emergency needs, via an easy-to-remember phone number (2-1-1) and a website (montana211.org).

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