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.

CARBON COUNTY

CARBON COUNTY OFFICE OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

PLEASE NOTE: THE CARBON COUNTY OFFICE OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE AS OF JANUARY 2018. PLEASE TAKE ALL INQUIRIES TO THE NEAREST OFFICE OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN BILLINGS, MT.

WHO 

  • Eligibility varies with services

WHERE

  • 111 N 31st St, Billings, MT 59101

  • (888) 706-1535

  • Website

COST

  • None

WHAT

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

  • Medicaid

  • Also provides referrals for assistance with: child care, child support, housing, heating and utility assistance, telephone assistance, Medicaid travel costs, voter registration, supplemental security income, vocational rehabilitation, employment services, Head Start, Montana legal services, social services, Women Infants and Children (WIC), family violence services and community health care clinics.

WHEN

  • 8am-5pm Monday - Friday

COMMUNITY CARE

TEAM

WHO 

  • Individuals in need of home assistance.

WHERE

  • Website

  • 406-425-0069

  • 406-425-3342

COST

  • None

WHAT

  • A mobile health project run by trained professionals committed to caring for the health needs of the community

    • Health assessments

    • Prevention and public health

    • Transportation

    • Home safety checks

    • Referrals to DPHHS

    • Hospital discharge follow-up care

WHEN

  • 8am-5pm Monday - Friday

LAUREL COMMUNITY HOPE

WHO

  • Persons with low income and aid is limited to area around Laurel. There are limits on how often a family can receive aid.

COST

  • None

WHAT

  • Provides food assistance, clothing, furniture, community programs and medicine for adults and children. When funds and donations are available, assistance for rent, utilities and gas vouchers for health appointments and job interviews.

WHERE

  • 204 Cedar Avenue, P.O. Box 524, Laurel, MT 59044

  • 406-628-7281

WHEN

  • Monday-Thursday 9:30 AM-3:30PM

AARP TAX-AIDE MONTANA

WHO

  • All ages and income levels

COST

  • None

WHAT

  • Offers free tax preparation in partnership with the IRS and AARP

  • Run by local trained volunteers

  • Program available during tax season (~ February-April)

  • Must call ahead for appointment and bring the necessary documantation

    • Proof of ID​

    • Previous years tax forms

WHERE

  • Local locations:

    • Red Lodge Carnegie Library​

      • Primary host site​

      • (406) 446-1905

    • Red Lodge Senior Center

    • Joliet Community Center

    • Bridger Public Library

MONTANA

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DISABILITIES PROGRAM

WHO 

  • Must meet state definition of developmentally disabled.

WHERE

  • 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite C-1, Billings, MT 59102

  • 406-259-8122

COST

  • None

WHAT

  • Technical assistance

  • Support

  • Case management services

  • Developmental services

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

WHO

  • The community is the applicant and is responsible for the work.

WHERE

  • 2121 Rosebud Drive, Suite C-1, Billings, MT 59102

  • Website

  • 800-621-3362

WHAT

  • Provides support for the state of Montana and is a reimbursement program. 

  • PDD is for Public Assistance only and includes aid to public and certain private non-profit entities for certain emergency services and the repair or replacement of disaster damaged public facilities. FEMA PA grants cover the reimbursement of approved costs incurred in disaster related emergency work, including debris removal, emergency protective measures, road systems and bridges, water control facilities, public buildings and contents, public utilities, parks, recreational, and other; and for insurable structures within special flood hazard areas (SFHA).

OTHER

WIC

Women Infants & Children

WHO

  • Women who are pregnant and up to six weeks after giving birth. Women who are postpartum up to six months after the birth on an infant. Women who are breastfeeding up to the infant's first birthday. Infants up to their first birthday. Children up to their fifth birthday. 

  • To be eligible for WIC applicants must have income at or below an income level or standard set by the State agency.

WHAT

  • Supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

WHERE

  • Joliet Location: 202 State Street, Joliet, MT 59041

  • Red Lodge Location: 10 S Oaks Ave, Red Lodge, MT 59068

WHEN

  • Joliet: Every other month, MSU Extension Office (May, June, September, November)

    • RiverStone WIC: (406) 247-3370 for appointment​

  • Red Lodge: 2nd Thursday of every month; 10am-12pm, 1pm-3:15pm

Many people find the application process overwhelming - if this is the case for you, contact the Navigators Program. They offer free one-on-one assistance through the application process. 

therese@rlacf.org 

406-425-0908

SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME

WHO

  • Persons over 65 years-old and/or disabled who have restricted income.

COST

  • None

WHAT

  • Administers security income to those of required age and/or disabled. 

WHERE

  • 2900 4th Ave, Billings, MT 59101

  • 1-866-895-1795

  • Website

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

WHO

  • Varies by service.

COST

  • None

WHAT

  • Processes applications for Social Security numbers.

  • Administers Social Security programs for survivors, disabled and retired persons.

  • Administers Medicare Programs.

WHERE

  • 2900 4th Ave, Billings, MT 59101

  • 1-866-895-1795

  • Monday-Friday; 9am-4pm

  • Website

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE