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NAMI Montana is the Montana chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots organization for people with mental illnesses and their families. Founded...
NAMI Montana is the Montana chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots organization for people with mental illnesses and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. 

NAMI Montana supports, educates, and advocates for Montanans with severe mental illnesses and their families. NAMI Montana has has over 400 members and growing (join now). Our affiliates are located in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Havre, Helena, Kalispell, Livingston, Lewistown, and Missoula. We are a tax-exempt charity and you can find a copy of our most recent Form 990 Tax Statement here. 

NAMI Montana is carried by our volunteers. We also have two staff members, Matt Kuntz, Colleen Rahn and Quentin Schroeter. Matt is NAMI Montana's Executive Director. Colleen is our Education Director. Quentin is our peer support and outreach specialist. 

NAMI Montana accomplishes its mission of supporting, educating, and advocating for Montanans with serious mental illness by: 

1. Helping concerned families and friends start up local support, education, and advocacy groups. 

2. Educating the public to dispel misperceptions and overcome the stigma associated with mental illness. 

3. Advocating for the interests of persons with mental illness, including advocacy for enlightened and effective laws and adequate funding for services. 

4. Teaming with mental health service providers and other advocacy organizations to improve service delivery and encourage them to work with families as allies. 

5. Promoting a range of support services in the community, including appropriate housing, income maintenance, low-stress employment and training, social networks, medical and rehabilitation services, and assertive case management. 

6. Promoting research into the physiological, neurological, biochemical and genetic aspects of severe and persistent mental illness that could point to causes, treatment, and prevention. 
NAMI Walk 
The annual NAMIWalk is NAMI Montana's main source of revenue. The Walk occurs in the final week of September. Please contact NAMI Montana to find out about how you can help with next year's Walk.
 
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Narles Layne tragically died from suicide on October 4th 2004. The Narles Layne Foundation focuses on preserving his legacy and sharing his incredible life story with others. With the support of his f...

Narles Layne tragically died from suicide on October 4th 2004. The Narles Layne Foundation focuses on preserving his legacy and sharing his incredible life story with others. With the support of his family, friends and the Helena community - Narles will continue to make a positive impact in the lives of young people and their families for years to come.

Narles touched the hearts and souls of so many of us and together we can continue to celebrate his amazing life through fundraising events and charitable donations that will allow the foundation to award two educational scholarships each calendar year: one to each male and female student athlete who best exhibit the same excellence in school, athletics and the community that he did.

The Narles Layne Foundation will play an active role in the Helena community by teaming up with organizations and sponsoring events that inspire and offer hope to young people facing adversity. 

We will serve as a beacon for mental health awareness and suicide prevention efforts. We will foster the development of upstanding moral character in our kids and the community around them.

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The Lost & Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up mainly of musicians volunteering their time and talent to help those in need. Founded in 1995, the mission of the Lost & Fo...

The Lost & Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization made up mainly of musicians volunteering their time and talent to help those in need. Founded in 1995, the mission of the Lost & Foundation is "To raise and distribute financial resources for public benefit through the power of music." 

BENEFIT CONCERTS 

Twice each year, The Lost & Foundation organizes benefit concerts featuring many of the area’s best and most talented musicians to help a community cause. Most often, this is a person or family who is faced with a dire need due to illness, catastrophe, or other financially debilitating situation. The Lost & Foundation has raised and given away almost $400,000 through its 39 major events. 

SMALL GRANTS 

The Lost & Foundation also provides small grants to people who need a helping hand, such as travel to medical treatment. Through the years, we have distributed more than $48,000 to nearly 100 individuals. 

GUIDANCE 

Besides raising funds through our benefits, the Lost & Foundation also provides guidance, materials, and help with financial management to other groups who organize their own benefits for worthy causes. These efforts have raised over $300,000 for people in need. 

The Lost & Foundation is led by its board and supported by literally hundreds of volunteers, area businesses, musicians, artists, and people like YOU! 

SUPPORT "MUSIC HELPING HUMANITY" 

If you are interested in volunteering to help us help others in need, please contact us at our e-mail address info@lostandfoundation.org, give us a call at (406) 442-5002 or write us at: 
1014 Hudson St, 
Helena MT 59601

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PEERS is Partners Ensuring Equal Rights and Supports MISSION Statement: PEERS, Unlimited is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit affiliate of the United Way of the Lewis and Clark area. PEERS provides social...

PEERS is Partners Ensuring Equal Rights and Supports 

MISSION Statement: 

PEERS, Unlimited is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit affiliate of the United Way of the Lewis and Clark area. PEERS provides social and integrative opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to enable them to experience life in the same manner that people without disabilities live it.

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PET THERAPY PROGRAM Do you have a calm, friendly, healthy dog or cat? Would you like to share your pet’s love with others? Therapy pets brighten lives by visiting hospitals, assisted living homes, nur...

PET THERAPY PROGRAM 

Do you have a calm, friendly, healthy dog or cat? Would you like to share your pet’s love with others? Therapy pets brighten lives by visiting hospitals, assisted living homes, nursing homes, and other facilities. As described in the October 24 Independent Record, they work as Reading Education Assistance Dogs in schools and libraries. Intermountain Therapy Animals (founder of the R.E.A.D. program) offers training, screening, liability insurance, and support for volunteers and their pets. To learn more, contact ITA Instructor CJ Puotinen and ITA Evaluator Adele Delp.

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