Disability & Self Sufficiency

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Department of Motor Vehicles Disability Permit/License Plates 1325 Hwy. 2 W. Suite E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-257-2127
Website: www.dmv.org/mt-montana/disabled-drivers.php
Low Vision Montana Low Vision Montana connects people who have low vision or blindness, and their families, with options that create and enhance independence. Phone: 800-601-5004
Website: www.lowvisionmt.org
Opportunity Resources, Inc. Supporting individuals with disabilities 2821 S. Russell St.
Missoula, MT
Phone:406-721-2930
Website: www.opportunityresources.org
Summit Independent Living Advocacy and resource center for Montanans with disabilities Gateway Community Center
1203 Hwy. 2 W. #35
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-257-0048
Website: www.summitilc.org
Montana Lions Club Hearing and Vision foundation Help with hearing aids and eye glass needs Email: greg@donk.com
Phone: Greg Schaffer - 406-862-2571
Website: www.lionsclubs.org
Dept. of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services Investigates reports of abuse, neglect and exploitation of seniors and those with disabilities 121 Financial Dr. #B
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-755-6491, 751-5968
Website: www.dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/services/APS/
Montana Telecommunications Access Program Free specialized telephone equipment to Montanans who qualify and are hard of hearing, deaf, blind, or mobility and/or speech disabled. Phone: 1-800-833-8503 or
video phone -866-947-9972
Website: http://montanarelay.mt.gov
MonTECH-Montana Assistive Technology Program Provides funding for medical, adaptive life-style and financial needs not met by existing charities and/or agencies. Phone: 406-549-3315
Website:http://montech.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/
Brondum Special Assistance Foundation Provides funding for medical, adaptive life-style and financial needs not met by existing charities and/or agencies. Phone: 406-549-3315
Website:www.brondumfoundation.org/
Canine Logistics  Trains dogs to help those with mobility, hearing or diabetic issues.  $10,000 for a full trained dog.  $2400-$3600 if you obedience train the dog yourself and then let them task train the dog for 2-3 months.  Located in Helena, MT Phone: 406-439-5323
Email: prodigalservicedogs@bresnan.net
Summit Assistance Dogs Obedience and task trained dogs for those with special needs. $25 application fee plus applicants are expected to fund-raise as much money as possible. Located in Anacortes, WA Phone: 360-293-5609
Email: info@summitdogs.org
Service Canines of Montana Obedience and task trained dogs for those with special needs. Basic cost is $3,630 plus travel expenses.  Located in Laurel, MT Phone: 406-669-3149
Email: sercom@ttc-cmc.net 
Brigadoon Assistance Dogs, Inc Obedience and task trained dogs for those with special needs. Two year wait. They ask patient to fund-raise $7,500 of the $30,000 cost.  Located in Bellingham, WA Phone: 360-733-5388
Email: denise@nas.com
Web: www.brigadoondogs.com 
 Service Dogs for America Obedience and task trained dogs for those with special needs. Cost is $15,000 but they do not turn anyone away.  Located in Jud, ND   Phone: 701-685-2242
Email: info@greatplainsdogs.com
Web: www.greatplainsdogs.com
Emergency Care for Pets-Flathead Valley, MT Short term, emergency care for pets during hospital stays or other unexpected situations.
 
KittyMom Rescue 406-752-4460
Emergency Vet Pet Assistance 406-752-4460
Flathead Spay and Neuter 406-892-7387
Flathead Shelter Friends 406-755-0961 Ext. 6  
Social Security Disability Benefits A Website to help you with Benefits and how to care for yourself and other when you are disabled. Website: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/disability-benefits-guide/ 
AWARE Inc. Community based services for families, children, and adults who have been identified with serious emotional disturbances and/or development disabilities. 20 3rd Street East
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-755-9471