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Billings - Montana Families Speak

When: Third Friday of the month from 6:00-7:30pm. We have a different topic each month and provide childcare and dinner.
Where: American Lutheran Church at 5 Lewis Avenue.
Contact Info:  Jami Machler at jami.machler@pluk.org or 850-2938. 

Billings - Support Group for Parents of Children with Mental Illness

Through a collaboration between NAMI-Billings, Yellowstone County Kids
Management Authority and PLUK, a new support group will be offered to parents of
children with a mental illness.

Meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:00-7:30
pm at the NAMI office, 1645 Avenue D, Suite G.

For more information, please call Lee Ann Logan at PLUK, 255-0540 or Libby
Artley at NAMI, 256-2001

Disability Rights Montana

Mission: Disability Rights Montana envisions a society where people with disabilities have equality of opportunity and are able to participate fully in community life by exercising choice and self-determination.  Because of this vision, the Mission of Disability Rights Montana is to protect and advocate for the human, legal, and civil rights of Montanans with disabilities while advancing dignity, equality, and self-determination

Family Support Network—Montana Chapter of the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

Our Mission: Family Support Network recognizes that children are the foundation of the future and that the family, as a basic unit of society, is the natural environment for the growth and development of all its members. Our agency seeks to provide intervention, support and assistance to children diagnosed with a mental illness and their families, as well as families and their children at risk for abuse or neglect.

Great Falls

WHO:  Parents with children with mental health disorders
WHEN: Every 2nd Thursday of month 
WHERE:  Our Saviors Lutheran Church, from 5:30-7:00pm 

CONTACT INFO: Missy Price rocknrp@q.com
We have nursery and a youth group.  A meal is provided. 

Helena - KMHA

When: 3rd Thursday of the month 6-8pm. We provide dinner, childcare and a youth support group
Where: RMDC Neighborhood Center
Contact: Jill Henry jhenry@rmdc.net

Kalispell - Family Solutions Parent Focus Group

 BBQ and Game Night
When:  July 8, 2011  6-7:30pm
Where: Woodland Park Pavilion
Contact info: Joan Schmidt 406-871-1008

Jenny Jingle Tingle  Love and Laughter
When:
August 12 
Where:  Summit Conference Room #2   6-7:30pm

Meets Monthly
A part of PLUK (Parent’s Let’s Unite for Kids) and sponsored by the Children’s Mental Health Bureau.
Contact Joan Schmidt for more information: 406-871-1008

Mental Health America of Montana

MHA of MT is a statewide education and advocacy organization. Our mission is to work for good mental health for all; & for social justice as well as quality services for persons with mental illnesses. For over fifty years, MHA of MT has been dedicated to eliminating the stigma of mental illness, to supporting programs and individuals who provide direct mental health services, to improving care and treatment of persons with mental illnesses, & to preserving the rights of mental health consumers and their families.

Missoula - Montana Families Speak

When: 4th Thursday of every month
Where: 1st Presbyterian Church on 5th Street. 
Contact info:  lisa.wilson@pluk.org or 240-4105.

Montana Youth Transitions

Mission: To improve transition services and increase the number of youth with disabilities who achieve their desired post-school outcomes.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI focuses on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, reform, and health to the American community: Awareness, Education, and Advocacy.

National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

Mission: Family Support Network recognizes that children are the foundation of the future and that the family, as a basic unit of society, is the natural environment for the growth and development of all its members. Our agency seeks to provide intervention, support and assistance to children diagnosed with a mental illness and their families, as well as families and their children at risk for abuse or neglect.

Parents Let's Unite for Kids (PLUK)

Serving Montana children and families since 1984.

Tips for Families Considering Residential Treatment

Family members of children who have received residential services helped prepare this Family Tip Sheet so that you and others can benefit from their experience.

 

Page last updated: 06/16/2011