Language & Culture

Community Resources

Empower MT

EmpowerMT creates a more just and inclusive society by developing youth and adult leaders who work to end mistreatment, correct systemic inequalities and strengthen communities across Montana. Each year EmpowerMT provides training to thousands of students and educators across Montana that empower them with skill to create safer, more inclusive school communities. Each year, EmpowerMT reaches thousands of community members through our community-based workshops and events, including our annual Diversity Day Celebration, Missoula's MLK Day Community Celebration, and more.

Immigration Law of Montana, P.C.

Immigration Law of Montana specializes in helping residents of Montana with immigration matters. Their services include helping with work visas, green cards, and assisting undocumented immigrants with legal troubles if they get detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Phone: (406) 373-9828

Missoula Urban Indian Health Center

The mission of the Missoula Urban Indian Health Center is to serve as a respectful gathering place, welcoming Native families from all Nations; develop a strong, supportive Native community by building collaborations and promoting healthy family activities; support Native families to identify opportunities and resources to thrive and be healthy; support Tribal traditions to maintain comfort and belonging at home and in the city; promote wellness by offering opportunities for emotional, mental, physical and spiritual healing.

Montana Human Rights Network, Immigrant Justice

This program area works to defend against anti-immigrant policy while also shifting the narrative about immigration by: holding community events that look at the myths and facts in our current debate about immigration; running and supporting "Know Your Rights" trainings for members of the immigrant community; coordinating a coalition of organizations to do legislative defense work when policies aim to criminalize, marginalize, and punish immigrants and their families; supporting community building and organizing work within the immigrant community that is driven by our affiliate group in Bozeman, the Gallatin Valley Human Rights Taskforce; and leading the effort to educate Montanans on Legislative Referendum 121, which would deny certain state services to people who cannot immediately prove they are US Citizens or "lawfully present."

Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance (MIJA)

MIJA provides resources and services to empower migrants in our communities, and work to combat the mistreatment of immigrants from xenophobia, discrimination, harassment, or racial profiling. We support and encourage immigrants to obtain legal immigration status and, if they choose, citizenship. We assist undocumented immigrants. We work to debunk harmful myths about immigrants, and educate the public about the history of immigration in our state and how it has impacted our culture and way of life.

Montana Racial Equity Project

A nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that works with individuals, groups, organizations, educational institutions, and businesses to promote and create opportunities to build racial equality in Montana.

US Immigration and Naturalization

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the federal agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.


YWCA Missoula's Racial Justice Initiative is committed to being an educational community resource for people of color and white allies who are dedicated to addressing racism in our community. The YWCA provides trainings that invite community members to rethink race, history, and community. The training helps participants develop skills to identify structures and systems, understand the role of racism within historical trauma, increase proficiency in implicit and linguistic racism, and create inclusive spaces. Training is available in the Spring.