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Updated 9/21/22

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Local Farmers Markets

Hamilton Farmer's Market


The biggest farmer's market in the valley, the Hamilton market draws in all the locals. Enjoy local produce, arts and crafts, hot food delicacies and live music!

  • Season: Mid-May to mid-October

  • Days/Times: Saturdays 9am-12:30pm from mid-July through August.

  • Location: Hamilton Farmers Market is located on Bedford and Third Streets in historic downtown Hamilton.

  • Contact Info: Laura Craig at (406)961-0004 or Hamilton Farmers Market website

The Wednesday Afternoon Farmers Market at O’Hara Commons

 

Where: 111 S 4th St

When: Wednesday, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

6/6/2022-9/2022

 

Accepts: Cash, Check, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Double SNAP Dollars

 

Contact: Samantha O’Byrne at 406-369-6451 info@theoharacommons.org http://www.theoharacommons.org/

Darby Farmer's Market
 

This small town hosts a nice farmer's market.

  • Season: Mid-May through October

  • Days/Times: Tuesdays 3pm-7pm

  • Location: Main Street Park at 106 South Main Street in Darby

  • Contact Info: Darby City Hall at (406)821-3753

Stevensville Farmer’s Market


Small town market offers local produce and goods.

  • Season: May to mid-October

  • Days/Times: Saturdays 9am-1pm

  • Location: Between the Rocky Mountain Bank drive-up and the library

  • Contact Info: Patty Nelson at (406)777-3629 or Roger or Anne Flatmo at (406) 546-8554.

Florence Farmer's Market


Take your pick from local produce, fresh baked goods, farm eggs, and crafts.

  • Season: Mid-May to Early-October

  • Days/Times: Saturdays 9am-1:30pm

  • Location: 5189 HWY 93 South, just south of Florence

  • Contact Info: Tracy or Gary at (406)777-3638

Missoula Farmer's Market

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Saturdays, mid-May to mid-October
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesdays, July - early September
Circle Square, at the north end of Higgins Street, Downtown


www.missoulafarmersmarket.com
Nearly 100 local vendors are on hand to sell their produce, plants, flowers, breads and coffee.

Clark Fork River Market

8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturdays, mid-May to mid-October
Under the Higgins Street Bridge, east of Caras Park


www.clarkforkmarket.com
This outdoor farmers market boasts locally-produced meat, dairy products, fruits, veggies, flowers, baked goods, live music, coffee and vendors who dish up breakfast and lunch.

Missoula Saturday Market

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturdays, mid-May to mid-October
East Pine Street, Downtown


www.missoulasaturdaymarket.org
Dozens of craftspeople showcase their photography, jewelry, clothing, soap, glass art, and various other hand-made items.

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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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

Food Pantry, SNAP Application Assistance

Human Resource Council

 

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

Website: 

https://www.humanresourcecouncil.org/

We work to identify and expand resources to provide opportunities in housing, health, education, training and employment. Since 1965 we have addressed and help meet the unmet needs of people in these three counties and the State. We have adjusted our focus as changing needs come to the forefront.

Haven House Food Bank 


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

(406) 363-2450

Website: 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

Food Pantry 

Pantry Partners


3614 Alc Way, Stevensville, MT 59870

 (406) 777-0351

Website: 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.)

We provide a once a month food box to those in need in North Ravalli County. This box is meant to assist our clients for a three to five day period. In addition, clients can visit our “Porch” to obtain donated items, including fresh produce, bakery goods, milk and eggs.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) 
 

205 Bedford St. #P Hamilton, MT 59840

406-802-7180

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

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

Montana Housing's Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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.**

 

Ravalli County 
Resources

 
Origami Toys

YWCA Pathways Program
 
(406) 542-1944 or
24 Hour Crisis Line: 800-483-7858

Offers shelter, support and a 24 hour hotline for survivors of domestic and sexual violence

 

 

 

 

 

Missoula Food Bank and Community Center

1720 Wyoming St. 

(406) 549-0543

Website: https://mfbn.org/

Based on the number of people in your household, we will have a pre-packed shopping cart full of perishable and non-perishable food ready and waiting for you to roll right out the door. If there are any items you do not need, they can be placed in a returns cart just outside the main entrance.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
 

301 W. Alder Missoula, Mt 59802

(406) 258-4740

Website: 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. 

Child Care Resources

500 N Higgins Ave #202

(406) 728-6446

Website: https://www.childcareresources.org/

Need help finding — and paying for — child care? Our referral specialists are here to help you find high-quality care that meets your needs, and our eligibility specialists can help you apply for a scholarship.

Unsure if your child is progressing normally? Check out our developmental milestones so you know what to expect at various ages and when to get a professional assessment.

YWCA Rapid Rehousing & Transitional Housing


1800 South 3rd Street W Missoula MT

(406) 543-6691

24 Hour Crisis Line: (800) 483-7858

Website: https://www.ywcamissoula.org/services/missoula-family-housing-center/

Rent, deposit assistance and support services for homeless families and survivors of domestic violence

Human Resource Council

1801 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT

(406) 728-3710

Website: 

https://www.humanresourcecouncil.org/

We work to identify and expand resources to provide opportunities in housing, health, education, training and employment. Since 1965 we have addressed and help meet the unmet needs of people in these three counties and the State. We have adjusted our focus as changing needs come to the forefront.

Montana Housing's Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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.**

Missoula County 
Resources