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Intensive Needs Services


This Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver service provides support coordination and an enriched menu of support services for families of children (up to age 22) who have very severe disabilities. The primary goal of the program is to enable families to keep their child or young adult in the family home. Services available under this program include things such as home modifications, habilitation and expanded respite care services. As of July 1998, 154 children received this service.


Intensive Family Education and Support services makes available enhanced levels of support coordination and services to families of children with severe disabilities. The individuals served must be determined to require intensive levels of support in order to remain at home and avoid placement in an institution (ICF/MR) in order to be eligible for the program.


To learn more about Intensive Needs Services or to apply for these services, please contact one of the service provider agencies listed below. You may also obtain additional information about these services by contacting the developmental disabilities program office nearest you.. Once eligibility for services has been established and a service opportunity becomes available, a Family Support Specialist from the Family Education and Support agency will assist you in the process of entering services.


Service Provider Agencies:

Aware, Inc.
235 N 1st, Suite B
Missoula, MT  59802
(406) 543-2202 Ext 315

Developmental Educational Assistance Program (DEAP)
2200 Box Elder
Miles City, MT 59301
(406) 234-6034
(406) 232-7018 FAX

Hi-Line Home Programs, Inc.
605 3rd Ave South
Glasgow, MT 59230
(406) 228-9431
(406) 228-2984 FAX

Quality Life Concepts
215 Smelter Avenue NE, #1
PO Box 2506
Great Falls, MT 59404
(406) 452-9531
(406) 453-5930 FAX

Support and Techniques for Empowering People (STEP)
Evergreen Center Suite 210
1501 14th Street West
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 248-2055
(406) 248- 1493 FAX

Family Outreach Inc.
1212 Helena Avenue
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 443-7370
(406) 449-6062 FAX

Child Developmental Center (CDC)
T-214 Fort Missoula
Missoula, MT 59804
(406) 549-6413
(406) 542-0143 FAX

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