Carbon County Connect Coordinator Contact Information 

connect@rlacf.org

(406) 446-2820

All businesses and services listed are independently owned and operated. The Red Lodge Area Community Foundation does not endorse or guarantee any services provided and cannot be held liable for any claims/damages that may arise from services rendered or from agreements between the client and professional.

DISABILITY SERVICES

EMPLOYMENT

BEARTOOTH INDUSTRIES

(RESOURCE, SUPPORT, & DEVELOPMENT INC.)

WHO

  • Eligible adults with developmental and physical disabilities

WHAT

  • Supported employment services, placement, and training either in the community or in a sheltered work activity setting.

  • Beartooth Industries in Red Lodge has opportunities for eligible adults to be supported in employment of their abilities.  Currently there are opportunities to be employed in recycling, janitorial work, collating, and mail delivery. Beartooth Industries also has a woodshop where work projects can be built and operation of power equipment is learned under the supervision of a specialist.

  • Activities may include: self care skills, socialization skills, communication skills, cognitive skills, leisure/recreational activities, cultural activities, mobility training, academic skills training, medication management, human sexuality, housekeeping skills, menu planning, budgeting skills, work attitudes, safety, volunteering activities, citizenship training, and behavior management.

WHERE

  • 1220 N Haggin Avenue, Red Lodge, MT 59068

  • 406-446-1722 

  • Website

WHEN

  • 8am-3pm Monday - Friday

DPHHS VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

WHO

  • Employment age. Disability; a diagnosed physical or mental health problem; functional, medical limitations causing a substantial impediment to employment.

COST

  • No application fees or charges for eligible persons.

WHAT

  • Provides assessment/ evaluation, guidance and counseling, restoration, training, job development, tolls and equipment, job placement, rehabilitation technology, and others. Apply for services with Vocational Rehabilitation counselor. Have eligibility determines. List needs for employment. Write up a plan for employment and have it approved by Voc Rehab counselor. Enter and maintain employment. Receive follow up services according to the plan.

WHERE

  • 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite C, Billings, Montana 59102

  • 406-248-4801 

  • Website

WHEN

  • 8am-5pm Monday - Friday

DPHHS BLIND & LOW VISION SERVICES

WHO

  • Employment age. Disability; a diagnosed physical or mental health problem; functional, medical limitations causing a substantial impediment to employment.

COST

  • No application fees or charges for eligible persons.

WHAT

  • The vocational rehabilitation program provides services to assist individuals with visual disabilities or blindness find or maintain employment or function as a homemaker.

WHERE

  • 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite C, Billings, Montana 59102

  • 406-248-4801 

  • Website

WHEN

  • 8am-5pm Monday - Friday

LIVING

BEARTOOTH INDUSTRIES

(RESOURCE, SUPPORT, & DEVELOPMENT INC.)

WHO

  • Beartooth Industries and Homes offers supported living settings.  These services may be in a group home or individual apartments.

WHAT

  • Beartooth Industries and Homes offers different living alternatives. One of those options is congregate living in group homes. 

  • Some individuals are able to maintain their own home or apartment with varying levels of support from trained staff. Support and training promote individual choices, maximum independence, and safety, as determined by both the Individual Planning Team and the needs and personal preferences of the individual.  You can choose to live by yourself or have a roommate.  Individuals that we serve have input on the services we provide.
     

WHERE

The Group Homes we support are:

  • Cooper Home

    • 223 North Cooper Avenue, Red Lodge, MT 59068

  • White Home

    • 1002 South White Avenue, Red Lodge, MT 59068

  • Web Page http://www.rsdinc.org/

  • Eligibility questions can be answered at Beartooth Industries 406-446-1722

DISABLED ACCESS AFFORDABLE HOME OWNERSHIP PROGRAM

WHO

  • Income limits-maximum gross annual income after specific exclusions cannot exceed $30,000.

  • First-time homebuyer(s) waived for targeting area of when home was purchased prior to onset of disability.

  • Home must be primary residence for the life of the loan.

  • Total asset limitation of family is $50,000 excluding certain defined adaptive equipment necessary to accommodate the disability.

 

WHAT

  • Provide affordable, architecturally accessible homes for people with permanent physical disabilities such that they can live independently. This is accomplished by assisting people or families with permanent physical disabilities with the construction of new homes, to acquire and rehabilitate existing homes, and for the rehabilitation of a home whose owner or owner’s family member became disabled after the house was purchased.

WHERE

LIFT

(Living Independently for Today and Tomorrow)

WHO

  • Any age or disability

WHAT

  • Assist with independent living

  • Support for training employees

  • Self-advocacy

  • Peer-support

  • Social Action

WHERE

  • 1201 Grand Ave, Suite 1, Billings, MT 59102

  • 406-259-5181

OTHER

MonTECH

WHO

  • Any Montanan, any age, any disability or anyone who supports someone with a disability (family, teachers, medical professionals, etc.)

COST

  • Appointments are free; Equipment loans are free, but we ask that you pay for return shipping to our warehouse in Missoula.  No eligibility paperwork required!

WHAT 

  • Provides technology, support, and services that improve the quality of life for Montanans with disabilities.

  • Equipment loan program: Borrow equipment on a short term basis to try before buying.

  • Equipment demonstration: An opportunity to explore a range of equipment that may help a person with a disability participate in activities they want to do.  Equipment in a variety of categories: communication, vision, computer access, activities of daily living, etc.

  • Financial Loan: to assist in obtaining technology or durable medical equipment that that supports independence for individuals who may not be eligible for funding from other sources.

WHERE

  • MSU-Billings, College of Education 162, Billings, MT 59101

  • 406-657-2089 (Billings) or 1-877-243-5511 (Main Office, Missoula)

  • Website

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

WHO

  • Individuals referred 

WHAT

  • Protective services for elderly and developmentally disabled persons.

  • Includes crisis intervention and investigations of abuse, financial exploitation and neglect.

WHERE

  • 406-426-0089

  • 1-800-277-9300

  • Website

EAGLE MOUNT

WHO

  • Children and adults with disabilities

WHAT

  • Eagle Mount Billings’ mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities through recreation and create opportunities for our participants to “Embrace Life without Limits”.

WHERE

  • 1140 16th Street West #12, Billings, MT 59101

  • 406-446-1328

  • Website

  • Email

WHEN

  • 8am-5pm Monday - Friday

HRDC

WHO

  • Varies with program. Must be economically disadvantaged according to federal/state guidelines. 

 

WHAT

  • Alternative education

  • Child Care

  • Employment & Training

  • LIEAP & Weatherization

  • Housing

  • Money Management

  • Pathways

  • Tax Assistance

  • ·Youth

WHERE

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

WHO

  • Anyone age 8-100 with an intellectual disability

WHAT

  • Red Lodge Special Olympians is the largest sport organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year round trainings and competitions to athletes. 

WHERE

  • Cindy Luoma

  • Ed Lambrecht

STEP, INC.

WHO

  • Adults or children with disabilities and/or their family and caretakers.

COST

  • Some of our services are covered by funding through the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. In other cases, the cost of services may be covered by a family’s health insurance, private pay, or, in some exceptional circumstances, by a partial or full scholarship. 

WHAT

  • Specialize in supporting and coaching families of children with disabilities and other challenges.

  • Expertise in coaching and assisting adults who have distinct support needs, regardless of diagnosis. 

WHERE

  • 644 Grand Ave., Billings, MT 59101

  • 800-820-4180

  • Website

WHEN

  • 8:30-4:30 Monday-Thursday

  • 8:30-12:30 Friday

CARBON/ STILLWATER COMMUNITY AND SENIOR PROGRAMS

WHO

  • Seniors and/or disabled persons.

WHAT

  • ​The purpose for which this corporation is organized is to provide community programs and services information to Carbon and Stillwater County communities, while addressing Senior and persons with disabilities needs and issues. We provide Information and Referral for SHIP, Medicare, Medicaid, paperwork assistance, health issues, advocacy and commodities.

WHERE

  • 110 E. Central, Joliet MT 59041

  • (406) 962-3800

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