CUSTER COUNTY

SUPPORT AGENCIES

Updated 17 March 2008

 

AGENCY

ADDRESS

SERVICES

ACTION FOR EASTERN MONTANA

(406) 377-3564�� FAX: (406) 377-3570

PO BOX 1309

2030 N. MERRILL

GLENDIVE, MT59330

Weatherization & Fuel Assistance Program Winter Only

Administrator for community service organization such as:low-income rental housing assistance, Veteran�s employment training, youth WIA training programs, utility bill and weatherization energy conservation projects (information on eligibility for weatherization of homes and utility bill assistance may be obtained at local office, federal management agency for the homeless, client emergency service, work with food bank and commodities, supportive employment program (Native Americans, Youth Transition, Head Trauma Injuries), and area agency on aging.

Micro Business Loan Program:Financial assistance for low-income individuals wanting to start their own business or expand an existing business.When calling this office, ask for their person in charge of this program.

CENTER FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS

(406) 874-6150

Miles Community College

2715 Dickinson

Miles City, MT59301

Adult Basic Education (ABE) & GED preparation; Developmental Skills - individualized refresher courses in reading, English and math; college level instruction in reading, vocabulary, study skills and English; assist students in developing superior skills in reading, English and vocabulary; academic services - instruction and materials in special requested topics; tutorial program - one-to-one tutoring; and placement evaluation - pre-college diagnostic testing to help in planning educational programs.

ALCOHOLICS ANNONYMOUS

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

(406) 232-3459

Clubroom located in the Ursuline Convent at the corner Leighton Blvd. and N. Montana

Meeting schedule is posted in the Miles City Star

C = closed/alcoholics only O = open meeting - non alcoholics welcome������������� NS = non-smoking

AWARE

(406) 232-4724

(406) 232-4765

1709 Batchelor Street

Miles City, MT59301

Provides services to developmentally disabled adults, aged 16 or older.

BIG COUNTRY

EDUCATIONAL COOPERATIVE

(406) 234-1957

PO BOX 668

Miles City, MT59301

 

Provides special services for rural schools

BIG SKY ECONOMIC

DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

(406) 256-6871

222 North 32nd Street

Billings, MT59101

Assist entrepreneurs in finance and marketing to develop a comprehensive plan of action to start their own small business.

 

BIRTHRIGHT��������������������� ���������������

(406) 665-3626

417 � N. Center

Hardin, MT59034

 

CAREER & PLACEMENT CENTER

(406) 874-6155���� 1-888-849-8047

FAX:(406) 874-6280

Career Development Webpage

 

Miles Community College

Room 209

2715 Dickinson Street

Miles City, MT59301

Provides career counseling, training, and education for individuals who are seeking employment.Individuals are provided information on employment and training programs including classroom training and on-the-job training funded by state and federal programs.Regularly scheduled workshops cover a wide range of topics including self-growth issues, computer literacy, labor market information and high wage/high demand employment opportunities.A lending library and computer area with internet access is available for public use.Employment specialists are available for assistance and referrals.

CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES

(406) 252-3399������

1-800-222-9383

2703 11th Avenue North, Suite 2

Billings, MT59101

Coordinates and supervises all Catholic Social Welfare in Montana including adoptions for all faiths.

CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL CENTER

(406) 232-6034 or 1-800-224-6034

2200 Box Elder

Miles City, MT59301

Provides referral for parents looking for childcare.The center can provide a list of licensed or registered childcare provides education and support for the childcare provider.Possible assistance with childcare costs.

CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT DIVISION FOR CUSTER COUNTY

(406) 442-7278�����

1-800-346-5437 (in state)

FAX:(406) 656-1052

2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite E

Billings, MT59102

Child support enforcement from absent parents

CLARK STREET INN

(406) 232-1856

2607 Main Unit 3

Miles City, MT 59301

A transitional care home for mental health patients.Provides various residential services for social service agencies in Region I.

CONSUMER CREDIT

COUNSELING SERVICES

1-888-923-2327

PO BOX 81048���������������������

71 25th Street West, Suite 1

Billings, MT59108���������������������� �����������

Advice on resolving credit difficulties, developing a budget, planning for retirement, etc.

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

(406) 874-6199

Miles Community College

2715 Dickinson

Miles City, MT59301

Offers full-time college students the opportunity to learn by blending classroom training with practical experience in the working services.

 

CUSTER COUNTY ATTORNEY

(406) 874-3310

 

Custer County Courthouse

1010 Main Street

Miles City, MT59301

Can file child support action - no fee charged - if non-paying parent resides out of Custer County.(To file a restraining order, contact the Justice of Peace Donald R. Neese (406) 233-3408)

 

CUSTER COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE

(406) 874-3370

Custer County Courthouse

1010 Main Street

Miles City, MT59301

Weed Control, 4-H, Food Stamps Nutrition Education Program

CUSTER COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC.

(406) 234-8793

FAX:(406) 234-8796

210 S. Winchester

Miles City, MT59301-4798

Affordable and accessible health care available to all; primary health care, including exams, tests and treatment; primary dental services including exams, x-rays and treatment; primary mental health services including exams, consultation and treatment; primary substance abuse services including exams, consultation and treatment; access to necessary pharmacy services for any of the above.

The Custer County Community Health Center provides high quality, comprehensive primary health care focused on the health care needs of individuals and families without discrimination, financial or otherwise. CCCHC is located on the second floor of the VA Medical Complex in Miles City.For appointments or questions call 234-8793.

CUSTER COUNTY

PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

(406) 874-3377

Family Planning Center

Courthouse Annex

Miles City, MT59301

Provides medical services for any person that needs it (family planning, home visits, dental education, and birth control).Also, provides free or reduced price for mammogram and cervical exams.

CUSTER COUNTY PUBLIC WELFARE

Dept. of Public Health and Human Services

(406) 874-3334��

FAX:(406) 874-3449

291 N Merriam

Miles City, MT59301

The Department of Public Welfare administers the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Food Stamp, and Medicaid Programs.The Department also administers Empty Stocking and Section 8 Housing applications.

 

CUSTER COUNTY

SPECIAL EDUCATION COOPERATIVE

(406) 234-3812

209 South Lake

Miles City, MT59301

Provides educational services to all handicapped students from 0-21 years of age.

CUSTER NETWORK AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE & SEXUAL ASSAULT (CNADA)

(406) 234-0542�������

(406) 951-0475

Caroline McKee

2000 Clark

Miles City, MT59301

24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline

Advocacy & Referral Information

Call Hotline for meeting location

CUSTER COUNTY RURAL SCHOOLS

(406) 874-3421

Custer County Courthouse

1010 Main Street

Miles City, MT59301

Information about enrolling students in any of the rural/country schools.

 

DEPT. OF FAMILY SERVICES/Dept. of Public Health and Human Services

(406) 232-1385

PO BOX 880

708 Palmer

Miles City, MT59301

Adoption, Social Services Division, Day Care licensing, Foster Parents Program, and Child Protection Services for adults and children.

 

DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (DEAP)

(406) 232-6034������

1-800-224-6034

2200 Box Elder

Miles City, MT 59301

Provides in-home family training, respite care, evaluation and diagnostic service, screening and resource coordination to children from 0-21 that are either developmentally disable or "at risk" of having developmental problems, and family based services.

Eastern Montana Partnership Project:Educational, supportive, and preventive services to families with infants and toddlers, prenatal through 4 years old, who are at risk.

Let Lifespan Respite work for you:Do you need a break from care giving?We all need to step back and take an uninterrupted breath from time to time.Lifespan Respite has qualified, trained providers to give you a break from the extraordinary duties of caring for your loved ones.Call Today!(406) 232-6034. Lifespan Respite is a program of D.E.A.P.

DIVISION OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION

1-800-332-6102

 

Provides information and assistance to employers and employees regarding State Compensation Insurance Fund for accidents.

 

 

 

 

EASTERN MT MENTAL HEALTH

(406) 234-1687

PO BOX 639

2508 Wilson

Miles City, MT59301

Counseling services provided to individuals, groups, couples, and families, as well as day treatment program.Psychological testing and evaluation also available to clients.Direct teleconference link to Deaconess Hospital in Billings.Also serves Colstrip, Broadus, Forsyth

EMCMHS/Substance Abuse & Dependency Services (SADS)

(406) 234-1687�����

FAX:234-1698

Eastern Montana Mental Health Center

2508 Wilson/PO BOX 1503

Miles City, MT59301

Provides counseling for persons with alcohol and/or drug problems and their families.Provides alcoholics with alternative life styles and philosophies if he or she desires.Provides a variety of educational and informational material on coping and understanding dependency problems.

EASTERN MONTANA INDUSTRIES

(406) 234-3740

 

PO BOX 759

805 South Haynes Avenue

Miles City, MT59301

All client referrals through SRS only���������������

Workshop for individuals with disabilities; includes work activity center, work adjustment training and vocational evaluation with mobile unit.(Serves Region I)Includes 5 group home programs, transportation, staff training program; provides a variety of work activities and training to disabled individuals, supported employment, Senior Day program, intensive day and residential services.

EASTERN PLAINS

RC & D

(406) 433-5024

123 West Main��������������������

Sidney, MT59270

Assist entrepreneurs in finance and marketing to develop a comprehensive plan of action to start their own small business.Serves 16 Eastern Montana Counties.

EXPERIENCE WORKS

Toll Free 1-800-584-9161

Billings (406) 655-6070

Great Falls (406) 761-4821

Helena (406) 457-0656

Kalispell (406) 257-1968

821 S. Pearson Ave

Glendive, MT 59330���������

Experience Works administers the Senior Employment Program.This program is authorized un Title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965.The primary purpose of the program is to promote useful and meaningful roles for disadvantaged individuals, over the age of 55 by providing subsidized part-time community service employment as a means to eventually obtain subsidized private employment.

FOOD BANK������

(406) 951-3526

VA MEDICAL BUILDING

Miles City, MT59301

Emergency food distribution.

 

GETTING THROUGH GRIEF

SUPPORT GROUP

(406) 232-4457

Contact:

Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home

1717 Main Street

Miles City, MT59301

Support group

HEADSTART

(406) 232-5223�������� FAX:(406) 232-6522

1608 North Merriam

Miles City, MT59301

Provides free preschool educational classes for 3 and 4 year olds.

HOLY ROSARY HEALTHCARE

(406) 233-2600

2800 Wilson

Miles City, MT59301

Hospital, medical clinic and extended care

HOW TO START A SMALL BUSINESS SOUTHEASTERN MONTANA DEVELOPMENT

(406) 748-2990

Colstrip, MT

Assistance in business planning

INDIAN DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE (IDEA)

(406) 234-6112������� 1-800-298-4332

Ernie Bighorn

PO BOX 726

8 North 6th Street

Miles City, MT59301

Programs to assist Native Americans adjust to the urban setting.Activities are coordinated with MCC.The staff also deals with educational activities and educational problems.Career training and employment opportunities.Information and referral.

JUVENILE DIVISION

16th JUDICIAL DISTRICT

(406) 874-3418

Courthouse Annex

Miles City, MT59301

Juvenile Probation.Counseling with juveniles, who have broken the law or who are on the verge of doing so by status offenses, provided in the areas of family relations, personal problems, school adjustment and social relations.

LIFTT

234-2599

2200 Box Elder Suite 132

Miles City, MT59301

An eastern Montana non-profit organization, serving 18 counties in the region.LIFTT stands for Living Independently for Today and Tomorrow, provides services to people with all types of disabilities.LIFTT�s services include primarily, but are not limited to, helping the disabled live independently.This organization services as an advocate for the disabled and it helps connect people to other service organizations.Other services LIFTT provides including helping people get raining and services they need to live independently after the onset of a disability, assisting them with problems such as Medicaid, giving peer counseling and providing advice to businesses on providing services for or hiring people with disabilities.

LION'S CLUB

(406) 234-7426

Dr. Bob Lunde, Contact

Miles City Vision Clinic

1909 Main Street

Miles City, MT59301

Help with the cost of prescription glasses based on individual circumstances.

 

LOW INCOME HOUSING UNITS

(406) 232-7755

Custer Villa

Custer Village contact Mullen Realty

Section 8 Welfare � applications available from Welfare Office

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES

(406) 245-9949�������� 1-800-726-303

1601 Lewis

Billings, MT59102

Coordinates and supervises all Lutheran Social Services in Montana.

 

 

 

 

MEALS ON WHEELS

(406) 874-3377

Contact:Custer County Health Dept.

Courthouse Annex

Miles City, MT59301

Meals are delivered to persons having a need of services.Cost according to ability to pay.For information, or to sign up call the County Health Department at 874-3377.

MILES CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

(406) 234-2890

Linda Wolff, Director

511 Pleasant

Miles City, MT59301

The Chamber was formed to keep the community united in future plans and endeavors.

MILES COMMUNITY COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

(406) 874-6171

2715 Dickinson

Miles City, MT 59301

Provides assistance in determining eligibility for grants, student loans, and campus based financial aid programs.Information on scholarships also available.

 

MILES CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

(406) 234-3840

1604 Main Street

Miles City, MT59301

Information about enrolling students in the Miles City public school system.

MONTANA LEGAL

SERVICES ASSOCIATION

(406) 228-9446

Fax: 406-228-9446

E-mail: Iszustak@mtlsa.org

Web site: www.mtselfhelplaw.org

2000 Clark Street

(in the CNADA Offices)

Miles City, MT59301

The staff at Self-Help Law Center can help people find legal information and forms on a wide variety of legal topics, including divorce, parenting plans, bankruptcy, wills, and landlord/tenant issues.If further assistance is needed, the Center has information on applying to Montana Legal Services Association, who may be able to advise or represent eligible people.

There is no fee for any of the services.The Montana Self-Help Law Project cannot provide any information or advice regarding traffic violations or criminal matters.

MILES CITY JOB SERVICE

WORKFORCE CENTER

(406) 232-8340

12 North 10th Street/ PO BOX 1786

Miles City, MT59301

Applicant referral to job openings; access to information on local, area, and national job opening through the Automated Labor Exchange system (ALEX); availability of in-house Veteran Representative to provide counseling and referral to other services; general employment counseling dealing with job-related issues such as occupational change, choice and/or adjustment; access to information on employment and training programs, particularly classroom training programs, on-the job-training, Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA/TRA), economic Dislocated Worker Assistance (EDWAA), and math and reading literacy remediation (JTPA 8% Literacy Program); aptitude, interest, and proficiency testing; labor market information; unemployment insurance filing and information; and a self-help Resource Center with videos, books, information on schools, and software who assist with job-seeking, skill upgrading and career choice.

MONTANA CONSERVATION CORPS

(406) 248-7913

2102 South Shiloh Road

Billings, MT59106

Teams are compiled of 5-6 individual and work on a variety of community and natural resource projects including:trail maintenance/construction, streambed restoration, fencing, historical building restoration, wildlife and fish habitat preservation, playground & park improvement, tree planting and more.Benefits include:Money for college and a living allowance.

MONTANA TRADE PORT AUTHORITY

(406) 256-6871�� FAX:(406) 256-6877

2722 3rd Avenue North 300W

Billings, MT59101

Assist entrepreneurs in finance and marketing to develop a comprehensive plan of action to start their own small

Business.

PLUK

"PARENTS LET'S UNITE FOR KIDS"

(406) 255-0540����������� 1-800-222-7585

516 North 32nd

Billings, MT59101

A Montana parental support network for families with children who have learning disabilities or who are developmentally delayed/disabled (ranging from minor to severe).Workshops available.Free newsletter to individuals upon request.

PROJECT CHALLENGE

(406) 232-9741

Site Coordinator, Mari Wolff

519 Main Street/PO BOX 284

Miles City, MT59301

Employment and training services for people who have been laid off because of business slow down, or closing.

 

REALTORS

 

Check yellow pages for listings

REO

1-800-823-5566

(406) 256-1140

FAX:(406) 256-8411

1739 Grand Avenue Suite A

Billings, MT59102

REO is a state-wide employment and training program which could assist farm and ranch owners/workers/families with education, on the job training and supportive services.

RESUME DATABASE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

If you need assistance please call:

1-800-299-7494, ext. 339���� (614) 923-0608

FAX:(614) 923-0610

 

Find us at:

http://www.business-disability.com

E-mail:nbdc@resume-link.com

Or write:

NBDC Resume Database for Person

c/o Resume Link

5995 Wilcox Place

Dublin, OH43016

The Resume Database is a double-sided tool for persons with disabilities looking for employment that hold at least a two-year college degree.It offers a FREE service that will register your resume on the Internet database.Your skills and qualifications will be verified and your resume made available to our member corporations.These Fortune 1000 companies have offices located in your neighborhood.

 

RSVP

(406) 234-0505

PO BOX 86

Miles City, MT59301

Senior Volunteers

ST. VINCENT DePAUL SOCIETY

(406) 234-3011

407 Main Street

Miles City, MT 59301

Collection of clothing, furniture, books, and small appliances for sale and distribution to those in need.

SALVATION ARMY

(406) 232-3411

PO BOX 1202

Veteran�s Hospital Complex

Miles City, MT59301

Provide emergency food, clothing, shelter or transportation to those in need of services.Provide safety shelter for spouse abuse victims and children.

 

SOCIAL & REHABILITATION SERVICES

Dept of Public Health and Human Services

708 Palmer

PO BOX 880

Miles City, MT59302

Vocational Rehabilitation��������������������������������������� 232-0583

Developmental Disabilities Div.���������������������������� 232-2595

Family Service���������������������������������������������������������� 232-1385

SPOUSE ABUSE

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

 

See Custer Network Against Domestic Abuse Listing

 

VETERANS ADMINISTRATION

MEDICAL CENTER

(406) 232-3060

 

210 South Winchester

Miles City, MT59301

Provides medical, surgical and auxiliary services to eligible veterans.Provides information on all VA

Benefits to veterans and other VA beneficiaries.

FEMALE VETERANS ADVISOSRY COMMITTEE - June Musil (ext. 261)

Main function is to see that female veterans are getting quality care and treatment.

VISTA VOLUNTEERS, LEGAL SERVICES

 

See Montana Legal Services Association

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

(406) 232-0583����������� 1-877-296-1198

PO BOX 880

Miles City, MT59301

"Promoting work and independence for Montanans with disabilities."

 

WEL-CARE ASSIST���������

(406) 232-5134

 

Wel-Care assist is a division of and supported by its parent agency, Wel-Care Home Health of Miles City.Its parent agency is licensed by the Montana State Department of Health and approved to provide home health services under Medicare and Medicaid program.

WIC PROGRAM

(406) 234-3879

2200 Box Elder

Miles City, MT59301

Supplemental Nutritional Program for pregnant women, infants, and small children.

WOODS 'n' GOODS

(406) 232-0036

17 South 6th Street

Miles City, MT59301

Collection of clothing, furniture, books, and small appliances for sale and distribution to those in need.

WoRC PROGRAM

(WORK READINESS COMPONENT)

(406) 874-6155������������� 1-888-849-8047

Sharon Kearnes,

Program Director

Miles Community College

Room 209

2715 Dickinson

Miles City, MT59301

Programs work with the current welfare program TANF, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.Provides screening for post-secondary education needed for certain eligibility requirements related to TANF.Provides career counseling and training to assist individuals in becoming self-sufficient.Provide individuals with financial assistance while becoming self-sufficient, and assist individuals in employment.Concentrates on career assessment assistance, job seeking skills, assertiveness training/self confidence building, and a variety of other self-growth topics.These services provided to Custer, Prairie, Powder River, Garfield, McCone, and Rosebud Counties.

YOUTH DYNAMICS

(406) 232-4233������ FAX:(406) 232-4166

201 South 7th

PO BOX 1485

Miles City, MT59301

This program provides case management to emotionally disturbed children and their families.Youth Case Management Services include the assessment of needs and coordination of services to address youth and family mental health issues.

 

 

 

 

Aging � State Information & Referral

1-800-332-2272

 

Appliance Hotline

1-800-621-0477

 

Child Abuse Help Line

1-800-332-6100

 

Child Abuse Hot Line

1-866-820-5437

 

Citizens Advocate Hotline

1-800-322-2272

 

Crisis Line � Miles City

234-1687

 

Department of Labor (OSHA)

1-800-332-7087

 

Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity Hotline

1-800-424-8590

 

Food Stamp Hotline (Citizens Advocate)

1-800-332-2272

 

Health Aids Hotline

1-800-233-6668

 

IRS Federal Tax Information

1-800-829-1040

 

Medicare

1-800-332-6146

 

Montana Breast & Cervical Health Program

1-888-803-9343

 

Montana Legal Aids

1-800-999-4941

 

Montana Poison Control Systems

1-800-525-5042

 

Montana State Literacy Hotline

1-800-338-5087

 

National Center for Missing Children

1-800-843-5678

 

Poison Control Center

1-800-525-5042

 

Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline

1-800-227-8922

 

Social Security Administration���

1-800-772-1213

 

 

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