Missoula Resources Useful for Students

Missoula Food Bank
(406) 549-0543

Emergency Food Program: Our services are intended to provide a 3 day emergency supply of food, and meant to supplement other food sources. Our services are available to you one time per calendar month for a full shop, and a second time per calendar month for a perishables-only shop.

Office of Public Assistance
(Food Stamps-SNAP, Medicaid/Healthy Montana Kids, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families-TANF)
Missoula Field Office
2677 Palmer, Suite 100
Missoula MT 59808
Email: hhshcsopamissoula@mt.gov

Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program
(406) 258-4827
301 West Alder St
Missoula, MT 59802

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. This public health program is designed to improve health outcomes and influence lifetime nutrition and health behaviors in a targeted, at-risk population. Nutrition education is the cornerstone of the WIC Program.

Poverello Center
1110 West Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 728-1809

 The Poverello Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing food, shelter, clothing and other essential services to our community's hungry and homeless population in and around Missoula, MT.

Salvation Army

(406) 549-0710
(800) 728-7825

The mission of The Salvation Army Family Services is to fulfill the social, health, spiritual, and recreational needs of low-income individuals and families. Through our social welfare program, we provide assistance and support to address a wide variety of personal and social difficulties by helping our clients access necessary resources. We strive to preserve the dignity and self-respect of the individuals and families seeking assistance, while encouraging them to become self-sufficient.

Salvation Army Services: Voucher Center, Emergency food boxes, Shower and Laundry facilities, winter shelter, Emergency shelter, Transportation, Prescription Assistance.

American Red Cross of Montana

(406) 549-6441
1535 Liberty Lane
Missoula, MT

Provides disaster relief including food, shelter, basic needs: safety and first-aid classes. Also offers services to military families.

Human Resource Council
1801 S Higgins Ave.
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 728-3710

We partner with other Human Resource Development Councils, community service organizations, and public interest groups to focus available local, state, private and federal resources to the needs of the low-income community. We are serious about making the entire community more responsive to the needs of those Montanans who face poverty daily. We work to identify and expand resources to provide opportunities in housing, health, education, training and employment.

Services: Section 8 housing, Tenant Based rental assistance, Energy bill assistance (LIEAP), job training, work readiness program, emergency food and shelter, and affordable housing.

Missoula Urban Indian Health Center
830 West Central
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 829-9519

The Missoula Urban Indian Health Center (MUIHC) serves the Native American community in Missoula, Montana and surrounding areas.

Services: Diabetes medication management & self-care, Immunization and variety of testing, health promotion, disease prevention, chemical dependency counseling, mental healthcare, community services, and transportation.

Missoula Job Service – Workforce Center

539 S 3rd St. W
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 728-7060

Employment counseling, proficiency/aptitude testing, job referral, training and placement. Computer Resource Center includes internet access, resume assistance, Montana Career Information System and Microsoft Word Access. Employer services. All services offered at no charge.

Opportunity Resources
2821 S Russell St.
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 721-2930

Training and employment services for adults with disabilities. Also offers residential and transitional living services.

Childcare Resources
500 N. Higgins Ave. Suite 202
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 728-6446
(800) 728-6446

“Childcare Resources helps about 500 low-income families pay for child care every month. Our Mission is to help kids grow into successful adults by enriching the learning environment of their crucial early years.”

At Child Care Resources we help parents pay for child care so they can work. We offer continuing education, onsite coaching and health consultations to child care providers. We also provide meal reimbursement to support nutritious meals served in child care facilities. And, we offer community education regarding the importance of early childhood care and education to lifelong success.

Missoula Housing Authority
1235 34th St.
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 549-4113

 Through creative partnerships and innovative development, the Missoula Housing Authority provides quality housing solutions for low and middle income households in Missoula and the surrounding area.

Services: Provides property listings; apply for housing programs and housing choice vouchers.

HomeWord: Sustainable Communities for All
1535 Liberty Lane, Suite 166A
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 532-4663

Homeword is committed to providing safe, healthy, affordable housing using sustainable methods and promoting strong communities through housing counseling and education for those most in need.”

WORD: Women’s Opportunity & Resource Development
2405 McIntosh Loop
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 543-3550

WORD believes that all families have the capacity to determine their own needs and the ability to be economically self-sufficient and supportive of their children’s education. WORD Provides services in the following areas:

  • Family Advocacy and Case Management
  • Family Resource Center
  • Housing Assistance
  • Parent Education and Leadership
  • Summer Arts and Leadership camp

(800) 483-7858 24-hour crises hotline

Increasing numbers of women and children in Missoula are experiencing or witnessing violence in their homes. Hundreds of individuals and families are also living in inadequate or substandard housing, while some have no homes at all. YWCA Missoula believes that everyone has the right to a life free of violence and that every person is entitled to safe and decent housing.”

YWCA Services:

Crime Victim Advocate Program

317 Woody St.
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 831-3830

CVA provides crisis counseling, advocacy, and safety planning for victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and other forms of partner family member assault (PFMA). CVA assists in obtaining orders of protection through the Missoula County Court.

Missoula Self Help Law Center
Missoula County Courthouse
200 West Broadway, 2nd floor RM 271
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 258-3428

Montana Legal Services Association
Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) is a law firm that empowers low-income people by providing legal information, advice, and other services free of charge. MLSA works both on individual cases and under a systemic approach to help low-income people escape domestic violence, keep their housing, preserve their public benefits, protect their finances, and more.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

(406) 543-0011
1500 Broadway St.
Missoula, MT 59802

 Fellowship and support for those recovering from alcoholism.

United Way of Missoula County
412 West Alder
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 549-6104

United Way of Missoula County builds a better community for all, specifically in the areas of education, income, and health. We collaborate with diverse community partners to identify important social issues and bring together resources to address them. We give donors a trusted, one-stop way to support critical services for people in need, and we make sure that donated dollars are invested wisely and well.

Social Security Administration
3701 American Way
Missoula, MT 59808