Veterans Groups

University of Montana Veterans Organizations and Resources

Recognized: 2016-2017

Purpose: To enrich the lives of America's Veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

  • Contact: Louis Rana - louis.rana@umconnect.umt.edu; lou.rana@TeamRWB.org
  • Advisor: Mike Mitchell - mike.mitchell@umontana.edu
  • Website: http://www.teamrwb.org
  • Facebook: Team RWB Missoula

Montana PTAC offers personal, timely advice on contracting with the government.

Whether you’re new to the marketplace or an experienced government contractor, Montana PTAC is committed to helping you do business with federal, state and local agencies.  PTAC stands for Procurement Technical Assistance Centers. PTAC is here to help you with your questions and concerns about selling to the government. The Montana PTAC at the University of Montana is sponsored by the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship and funded in part by a federal grant. 

Contact:

Patty Cox
Government Contracting Advisor
(406) 243-4030

patricia.cox@umontana.edu

UM Website

Montana PTAC Webiste

Disability Services for Students assures that programs of the University of Montana are as accessible to and usable by students with disabilities as they are for any student. Our goals are:

  • To coordinate reasonable program modifications for otherwise qualified students with disabilities
  • To advocate for an accessible and hospitable learning environment for students with disabilities
  • To endorse self-determination by students with disabilities

Visit the University of Montana's DSS website

University of Montana

Lommasson Center 154
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: (406) 243-2243
Fax: (406) 243-5330
Video Phone for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: (406)-203-0591 or (877) 890-6935

The Disability Services main office, in the Emma B. Lommasson Center 154, is physically accessible, with entrances on both the north and south sides of the building. Disability parking is located in the Lot immediately south of the building. Its entrance is closest to the intersection of Arthur and McLeod.

Missoula College

Administration Building
909 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT 59812
(406) 243-7882 (Voice/Text)

Local Community Veterans Organizations and Resources

Our Purpose

Joining Community Forces – Missoula Region brings together all the military veterans services into one central location to make it easier for our returning solders to integrate back into our communities.  The Missoula Region supports Missoula, Ravalli, Granite, and Mineral Counties.

Services

For any services that support our returning veterans, go to our "Service Specialists" page to gain a quick access to some of the services associated with the JCF organization in the Missoula region. Service Specialist leaders are listed on the "Contact" page

Mission Statement

To serve the communities of Missoula, Ravalli, Mineral, and Granite counties.  By assisting service members, veterans, and their families in obtaining available resources, resulting in personal and family growth and building relationships between the communities served.

JCF Website

JCF Facebook

OLE BECK VFW POST 209

An organization of American veterans who have taken part in a foreign military campaign or expedition of the United States. 

Ole Beck VFW Post 209 was chartered in 1921. It was established to provide a means for Veterans to help their fellow Veterans in their time of need. We are a non-profit organization that is here to better the community and veterans within the community. The Post has an Honor Guard which provides a Firing Party and a bugler for ceremonies held at numerous Western Montana Cemeteries.

VFW Homepage

VFW Facebook

About XSports4Vets

XSports4Vets is a group of current conflict veterans that strive to help other combat veterans succeed. They utilize as many extreme sports as we can to take the edge out of civilian life. Riverboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, sky diving, rafting and many other activities are their expertise! Some of us have wounds left over from combat, others can't be seen - but we all benefit from getting out and meeting people that have been in our shoes.

Contact

Steven M. Hale
stevenmhale@yahoo.com
517 Westview Drive #7
Missoula MT 59803
Phone: (406) 493-2264
XSports4Vets Homepage
XSports4Vets Facebook

Normal working hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday.  In an effort to better serve the veteran and family members, upon request Vet Centers will provide services after normal work hours and/or on weekends.

500 N. Higgins Avenue, Suite 202
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 406-721-4918
Fax: 406-329-3006
Toll Free: 800-626-8686
http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/

The Missoula Job Services has services designed specifically for veterans.  Veteran representatives provide priority services including:

  1. Case Management
  2. Vocational Counseling
  3. Job Development
  4. Job Placement
  5. Referrals to Veteran Supportive Service Agencies
Phone: (406)728-7060
Fax: (406)721-7094
539 South Third Street West
PO Box 5027, Missoula, MT 59806
http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/local/missoula/

Missoula

1911 Tower Rd
Missoula, MT 59804
Phone: 406-542-2501
Fax: 406-543-2360
Their office hours are:
M,T,W,F  0900 to 1700 (closed 1200 to 1300 for lunch)

Valley Veterans Services Center (Hamilton)

299 Fairgrounds Rd,
Hamilton, Mt 59840
Phone: 406-363-9838
Their office hours are:
Monday through Friday (closed Holidays)
0800 to 1600

VA Medical Center

2687 Palmer St # C
Missoula, MT 59808-1710
Phone: 406-493-3700
Fax: 406-493-3772

VA Primary Care Telehealth Outreach Clinic

299 Fairgrounds Suite A
Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: 406-363-3352
Fax: 406-363-3352

VA Medical Center and Ambulatory Care Clinic

3687 Veterans Drive
P.O. Box 1500
Fort Harrison, MT 59636
Phone: 406-442-6410
Toll Free: 877-468-8387
2681 Palmer Street
Suite N
Missoula, MT 59808
Phone: 406-721-3510
Fax: 406-721-3762

Our mission is to promote work and independence for Montanans with disabilities. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) offers three programs to assist eligible individuals with disabilities:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation program
  • Blind and Low Vision Services
  • Independent Living

If you are interested in learning more or applying for Montana State Vocational Rehabilitation services, click on the links below that will best serve you.
In Missoula, an informational meeting is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30. At this is meeting, a counselor will give an overview of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR); what services we offer. Due to limited meeting space we do ask that individuals call to sign up for the meeting. The meeting lasts about 30 to 45 minutes. At the end of the meeting the individuals will be given the opportunity to schedule an appointment for a later date to meet with a counselor one on one to apply for services.

Missoula VR address is:

2675 Palmer Suite A
Missoula MT 59808
Phone: 406-329-5400
Fax: 406-329-5420
Website: www.dphhs.mt.gov/vocrehab/index

There is an office in Hamilton for the Bitterroot valley.

Hamilton VR address is:

316 N 3rd Suites 109 & 110
Hamilton MT 59840
Phone: 406-375-0203
Fax: 406-363-7530
Website: www.dphhs.mt.gov/vocrehab.index

In Kalispell, this office services Lake, Flathead & Lincoln Counties:

Kalispell VR address is:

121 Financial Dr. Suite B
Kalispell MT 59901
Phone: 406-751-5940
Toll Free: 877-296-1760
Fax: 406-751-5944
Website: www.dphhs.mt.gov/vocrehab.index

Coaching Into Care – Good for concerned family members and friends of veterans. www.va.gov/CoachingIntoCare; 1-888-823-7458; CoachingIntoCare@va.gov.

Vet Center Call Center – Good for veterans and their family members.  They have an MOU with Veteran’s Crisis Hotline and VA Medical Health Line to immediately transfer referrals for veterans who are in crisis.  They will not do therapy and will get them to the experts if needed. 1-888-WAR-VETS (888-927-8387).

Due to privacy concerns, the UM VETS Office can only make a referral with the student’s permission unless there is a concern for the personal safety of others or the veteran.  We should use our local resources Curry Health Center  (406) 243-4711  and Vets Center (406) 721-4918.

About the Learning Center at Red Willow

Most of us consider trauma to be something that happens to someone else.  The fact of the matter is, trauma happens to almost all of us.  One of the most important parts of experiencing trauma is whether we have the resilience to bounce back into a more optimal state of being.  Having adequate support and the tools that enable us to bounce back are key.  

Our programs focus on the use of a combination of ancient wisdom and modern neurological understanding to help build the capacity to live a full and optimal life.


The Learning Center at Red Willow accomplishes its mission through the following:

  • By providing body/mind based healing services for individuals, families and communities who have experienced trauma and adverse circumstances.
  • By offering experiential learning opportunities and skills known to help restore feelings of safety and predictability.
  • By presenting information about how to calm the body, restore peace to the mind and maintain optimum levels of health.

Are you a Veteran, veteran's family member or caretaker, or first responder?

Through our Heroes Therapeutic Outreach Program, we are making all of our courses available free of charge to veterans and active duty military personnel, their families and caregivers, and first responders.  Please fill out the following form: HTOP Fee Waiver Agreement (PDF) and return it to the Learning Center at Red Willow along with your DD-214, VA Card, Driver's License showing veteran status, Military ID, or First Responder ID.  For more information about the Heroes Therapeutic Outreach Program, Click Here.

825 W. Kent Ave.
Missoula, Montana 59801
Phone: (406) 721-0033
Fax: (406) 721-0055
Email: info@redwillowlearning.org

JFHQ ATTN: Education
1956 Mt Majo St   
PO Box 4789 
Fort Harrison, MT 59636-4789
 
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday
0800-1700
Drill Weekends by Appointment
  
 


 
Points of Contacts
 
Education Center
 
 
Education Service Officer
Phone: 406-324-3236
 
 Guidance Counselor
Phone: 406-324-3236

Incentives:
Phone: 406-324-3214