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Disability Rights Montana’s Client Assistance Program (CAP) is the advocacy program for people with disabilities who are seeking or receiving rehabilitation services authorized in the Rehabilitation Act and provided by or funded through the State of Montana Vocational Rehabilitation and Services to the Blind Division. Click here to see our priorities, or here to request our services.

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Montana Independent Living Project 
Provides assistance for those who are disabled and seek to live independently through housing services, self-directed personal assistance services, and social security service. MILP service area covers the following counties: Lewis and Clark, Powell, Granite, Deer Lodge, Silver Bow, Beaverhead, Madison, Gallatin, Park, Sweet Grass, Wheatland, Meagher, Broadwater and Jefferson.

North Central Independent Living Services, Inc. 
NCILS provides access to a more independent lifestyle for persons with disabilities through advocacy, education, coordination of services and information as directed by consumer need. NCILS service area covers the following counties:  Glacier, Toole, Liberty, Hill, Blaine, Phillips, Petroleum, Fergus, Judith Basin, Cascade, Chouteau, Teton, Pondera, Valley, Daniels, Sheridan, and Roosevelt.

Summit Independent Living 
Provides consumer and advocacy services to people with mobility, neurological, hearing, visual and other disabilities. Summit service area covers the following counties: Missoula Ravalli, Mineral, Lake Sanders, Flathead and Lincoln

Living Independently for Today and Tomorrow
They help people with disabilities have increased independence, economic opportunity and quality of life. LIFTT service are covers the following counties: Treasure, Garfield, McCone, Rosebud, Big Horn, Prairie, Custer, Powder River, Richland, Dawson, Wilbaux, Fallon, Golden Valley, Stillwater, Carbon, Musselshell, Yellowstone, and Carter.

Quality Life Concepts, Inc.
(406) 452-9531, 1-800-761-2680 (Montana only), (406) 453-5930 (fax)
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm, Friday 8:00am-3:00pm

A.W.A.R.E. Inc.
20 3rd St. East, Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 755-9471
1055 W Sussex, Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 543-2202
Provides mental health and disability services to adolescents and adults, including job placement

Opportunity Resources, Inc.
(406) 721-2930
Supporting individuals with disabilities, work programs, case management, art program, residential properties and specialized programs in Western Montana.

Ombudsman The Long Term Care Ombudsman program works on behalf of residents in long term care facilities and Assisted Living facilities.

Resource, Support and Development, Inc. (R.S.D.)
(406) 652-5443, (406) 652-5444, (406) 652-9361 (fax)
Residential services, independent living services, day program services. They help with vocational skills, self-help skills, physical development, behavioral management and leisure skills. They serve the developmentally disabled.

Community Option Resources Enterprise (CORE)
(406) 248-9115, (800) 775-1833, (406) 245-0606 (fax)
They have vocational services and supported living for people with disabilities.

Youth Dynamics
Private, nonprofit licensed mental health center, for youth and families, with emotional and behavioral issues

Rocky Mountain Development Council (HRDC)
(800) 356-6544 or (406) 447-1680
Helps connect low-income, elderly, minority, and disabled Montanans to programs that eliminate poverty. Low-income energy help, weatherization, meals on wheels, senior housing/low-income housing, senior center, senior Corps programs, Area for agency on aging, HeadStart, private preschool, and senior dinner clubs

Rural Dynamics, Inc.
Bozeman location closed, but can call number listed for Great Falls assistance. Assists clients in achieving financial independence by providing a resolution for financial problems through confidential counseling, education, debt management services, and intervention between clients and creditors.

Reach, Inc.
(406) 587-1271
Reach provides group homes and supported living along with vocational opportunities such as finding a job and workshops to learn/enhance skills for those with developmental disabilities.

The University of Montana Rural Institute
(406) 243-5467 Voice/TTY local (800) 732-0323 Voice/TTY Toll-Free (406) 243-2349 Fax
The Rural Institute provides many community service programs, training and technical assistance programs that are designed to increase quality of life and community inclusion for people with disabilities. Our programs support individuals with disabilities, their families, professionals, para-professionals, policy-makers, students, and other community members


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