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Child & Family Support Services

Child Development Center
Provides home and center based services for children, from ages 0-21 who are developmentally delayed or disabled, and their families. Provides evaluation, training and support. 
1725 Mt. Hwy. 35
Phone: 755-2425
Fax 755-2426 
Missoula: (800) 914-4774 

Eagle Transit
Flathead County Public Transportation. The website has current schedules, etc. 
Phone: (406) 758-5728

Family Concepts
Family Concepts is a multi-county program operated by the Sunburst Community Service Foundation. It offers a range of services for families in crisis including supervised visitation, parenting classes, family group decision making conferences and drug testing. For a full range of services available and more detailed information about their program visit their website at:

Family Planning Clinic
Phone: 751-8150

Flathead City/County Health Department 
Community Health Nurses provide breast feeding counseling, maternal child health information, limited pre-natal services, immunization clinics and home visits for families.
1035 1st Avenue West
Phone: 751-8100
Fax: 751-8102 

Flathead County Library
Books on child development and child management, children’s books and records, story hours, exhibits. Toy lending library. Meeting room available.
247 1st Avenue East
Phone: 758-5820
MARION BRANCH - 854-2333

Flathead Food Bank 
Provides short-term emergency food assistance to people in need. Distribution centers are located in Kalispell, Evergreen, Marion, Hungry Horse and Bigfork.
1056th Avenue West
Phone: 752-3663

Columbia Falls Food Pantry 
Monday 5pm – 6:30 pm, Tuesday 9:30 am - noon
82 Railway St.
Columbia Falls
Phone: 892-0241

Flathead Special Education Cooperative 
Provides speech, language, psychological, occupational, physical therapy and preschool services to children 3-15 years old. Conducts Child Find outreach each fall and spring to identify children with special learning needs.
1001 S. Main St.
Phone: 257-1857

Head Start
Head Start is a pre-school program available at no cost to income eligible families. 
79 7th Ave. EN, Kalispell 
Phone: 752-7011
Fax: 755-1916

Health Clinic 
Phone: 751-8113 

Heartland Caregivers
Domestic placement and employment agency
Phone: (800) 866-6266 

Confidential, anonymous, free information and referral service for Northwest Montana. Referrals to all social services providers/counselors when you don’t know where to turn for help. Also try

PO Box 8181 Kalispell 
Phone: 752-8181
Toll Free: (800) 332-8425

Hope Pregnancy Center
940 1st Ave. East
Phone: 257-6006 

Literacy Volunteers
Work with adults in the Flathead County on basic literacy skills of reading, writing and English as a second language. Offers U.S. citizenship study. Tutoring services available in the juvenile and adult detention centers. Services are free and confidential. 
35 4th Street West
Phone: 257-7323

Lutheran Social Services of Montana
Statewide social service agency providing general counseling, adoption counseling, unplanned pregnancy counseling, adoption education & consultation.
17 2nd Street East, Suite 207
Phone: 752-8847

Montana Peaks, Inc.
A community-based, non-profit agency that provides education and job training programs for families and youth through partnerships with schools, businesses and human service agencies. Consulting and grant writing services for vocational and school-to-work programs. Non-traditional training programs are offered to women.
123 6th Street West
PO Box 2355
Columbia Falls 
Phone: 892-5767

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) 
Support group for mothers with children. Located at Trinity Lutheran Church, Kalispell. Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 9:15-11:15 am.
Phone: 257-5683

Mothers of Twins 
Support group for mothers of twins. Meets 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30pm, Finnegan’s Restaurant, 666 East Idaho, Kalispell. Susie Hartman 752-3547
Daytime: 756-6485 
Evenings: 752-8776

Neighbors in Need
Fund of last resort that is managed by church donations for emergencies such as temporary shelter, rental assistance, utilities, food, gasoline, etc. for limited income persons.
PO Box 2772, Kalispell 
Phone: 752-8181
Toll Free: (800) 332-8425

Northwest Montana Human Resources
A community based not-for profit agency providing opportunities and services to needy individuals to obtain self-sufficiency by networking available resources in the community and offering direct services. 
214 Main Street
P.O. Box 8300
Kalispell, MT 59904 
Phone: 752-6565 

Nurturing Center
The Nurturing Center offers a wide range of support services for the family and is open to the general population. They have excellent parent education classes, offer day care referral and childcare assistance for low income families, childcare, divorce education, parent, dad and grandparent support groups, and an excellent resource library. They also are home to the Gemini program which is a mentoring program for 9th grade girls designed to foster resiliency. 

For information on these and other programs (including Safe Havens – their supervised visitation program) please check out their website:

Note to CASA: They also have an online childcare forum that might prove a useful tool when assisting families deal effectively with child related issues. 

Office of Public Assistance 
Applications for economic assistance, Food Stamps, Medicaid.
121 Financial Dr., Suite A
PO Box 1096 

Parents Lets Unite for Kids - PLUK
Stephanie Leuhr -Parent support for children with special needs. 
Phone: 270-1086

Ray of Hope Homeless Shelter
A hand up, not a hand out.
46 – 5th Ave. W.
Phone: 755-4673

Salvation Army 
Provides emergency welfare assistance in the form of food, temporary shelter and clothing. 
110 Bountiful Drive
Phone: 257-4357

Thrift Store
1500 South Hwy 93

Samaritan House 
Provides shelter and basic needs for homeless people, while supporting their efforts to find employment and housing. Corner of 9th Avenue West and 2nd Street West
P.O. Box 592
Phone: 257-5801

Seventh Day Adventist Community Service Center
Open Tuesdays from 10:00am-3:00pm. Provides clothing, and a limited supply of furniture in emergency crisis situations. Please call to find out what furniture is needed or available.

494 9th Avenue EN
Phone: 257-6008 

United Way
P.O. Box 7217
Kalispell, Mt 59901 
Phone: 752-7266 

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. 

Kalispell Crisis Office
1203 Hwy 2 W. #28, 
P.O. Box 1401
HOTLINE - 752-7273
Phone: 752-4735

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) 
Phone: 751-8170