Community Resources

There are a wealth of services provided by the University of Montana, non-profit organizations, and local and state government to meet the needs of the community. Below is a sample of those services that may be most helpful to you as a renter. Following the spreadsheet below, are additional contact lists and links. For a complete list of service organizations in Missoula stop by the office.

To assess which benefits may be available to you, take the survey located here:  www.b2bmt.org

Agency/Organization

Brief Description           

Phone  

Address

Links

First Call for Help

Provides detailed information on all agencies listed in this guide

549-5555

 

 

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

 

 

 

 

ASUM LegalServices

Offers legal advice and representation for UM Students

243-6213

University Center, Suite 112

www.umt.edu/asum/     legalservices/

Montana Legal Services

Assistance with wide variety of legal issues include landlord/tenant disputes

1-800-666-6899 or 543-8343

211 N Higgins, suite 401

http://www.mtlsa.org/RTF1.cfm?pagename=Montana Legal Services Association Helpline

Crime Victim Advocacy

Provides counseling and assistance getting order of protection for victims of domestic abuse

830-3830

500 N Higgins, suite 201

www.co.missoula.mt.us/opfweb/  Grants/CVA.htm

Community Dispute Resolution Center

Specialize in solving landlord/tenant problems

543-1157

519 S Higgins Ave

 http://cdrcmissoula.org/ 

MPD Quality of Life Office

Offers mediation services to residents seeking to resolve neighborhood problems

552-6338

 Missoula Police Dept. 

 

FOOD ASSISTANCE

 

 

 

 

Bridge to Benefits

One-stop website to see if you qualify for CHIP, food stamps, LIEAP, EITC, free and reduced lunch and more!

 

 

www.b2bmt.org

Christian Life Center Food & Clothing Pantry

Provides food/clothing for those in need

542-0353

3801 Russell St.

www.clc-missoula.org

City Food Ministries

Provides food to those in need

721-7804

2811 Latimer St

http://cfccmt.org

Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program

Provides counseling on spending the food dollar wisely

829-4200

126 W Spruce

 

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children)

Provides specific nutritious foods needed during pregnancy and early childhood

523-4740

301 W Alder

 

Food Bank of Missoula

Emergency supply of food

549-0543

219 S 3rd W

www.missoulafoodbank.org

Office of Public Assistance

Administers Food Stamp program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and other support programs

329-1200

2677 Palmer

www.mt.gov

CHILDCARE ASSISTANCE

 

 

 

 

Child Care Resources

Offers child care payment assistance for low-income families

728-6446

127 E Main, Suite 314

www.childcareresources.org

ASUM Child Care

 Offers child care for ASUM students

 243-2542

 

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

 

 

 

 

Consumer Credit Counseling

Debt counseling and repayment program

543-1188

1515 Fairview, suite 220

www.cccsmt.org/

HOUSING 

 

 

 

 

HomeWORD

Offers homebuyer education classes, and unique affordable rental housing

532-4663

127 N Higgins, suite 307

www.homeword.org

Human Resoure Council

Offers rental and energy assistance, and energy conservation based on income

728-3710

1801 S Higgins

www.hrcxi.org

Missoula Building Inspection Division

Provides safety inspections upon request

552-6044

435 Ryman

 

Missoula Housing Authority

Administers HUD, section 8 housing

549-4113

1235 34th St

www.missoulahousing.org

Missoula Urban Demonstration Project

Operates the Tool Loan Library

721-7513

629 Phillips

www.mudproject.org

Montana Fair Housing

Advocates for tenants who are victims of discrimination.

782-2573

519 East Front St, Butte MT

www.montanafairhousing.org/

YWCA of Missoula

Offers food, shelter, counseling and support groups for survivors of domestic and sexual violence

543-6691

1130 W Broadway

www.ywcaofmissoula.org

Salvation Army

Emergency assistance with food, clothing, lodging, transportation, and household necessities

549-0710

339 W Broadway

 

HEALTH

 

 

 

 

Missoula City-County Health Dept

Information on Mold and mold test kits, also provides nutrition

258-4755

301 W Alder

www.co.missoula.mt.us/     ENVHealth/

Missoula City-County Health Services Division

Provides nutrition services including WIC, EatSmart, and CATCH

258-4750

301 W Alder

www.co.missoula.mt.us/ healthservices