The Effect of Proposed Budget Cuts and How to Advocate

Summit has been extremely busy this fall combating efforts on the federal level to dismantle long-term services and supports, namely the Community First Choice Program and the Medicaid program, as well as trying to beat back devastating budget cuts that have been proposed by Gov. Bullock on the state level. While for the time [...]

By | 2017-12-12T15:11:52+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Effect of Proposed Budget Cuts and How to Advocate

Disability Advocates Rally Against Budget Cuts

On September 11, Montana’s Centers for Independent Living, ADAPT Montana, Disability Rights Montana, the Montana Dental Association, the Behavior Health Association of Montana, Mental Health America of Montana, the Montana Youth Leadership Forum, the Montana Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and Western Montana Mental Health Center and other disability and aging advocates, providers, and consumers held a [...]

By | 2017-12-12T14:47:37+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Disability Advocates Rally Against Budget Cuts

Ravalli County Update-Hamilton Happenings

Positive changes will occur this fall at Summit’s Ravalli County office in Hamilton. We will be offering Workshops on Wednesdays (WOW) to give consumers opportunities to take classes like Independence and Gratitude and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). WOW will occur weekly beginning in late October, time TBA. Consumers are also welcome and encouraged [...]

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We Are Looking for Research Participants

• Help UM researchers learn about barriers encountered by people with disabilities. • Answer survey questions about how you live in your home and community. • Be reimbursed up to $110 over a 6-month period for completing surveys. Participants must: • Have a physical/mobility disability. • Be receiving at least one service from Summit [...]

By | 2017-12-12T15:09:53+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on We Are Looking for Research Participants

SAVE MEDICAID! 2

Disability advocates from Montana’s Centers for Independent Living and ADAPT Montana have been putting pressure on Sen. Daines urging him to vote no on the current Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) that the U.S. Senate has been working on. The BCRA does a number of harmful things for people with disabilities including: Moving individuals [...]

By | 2017-07-13T17:01:08+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SAVE MEDICAID! 2

SAVE MEDICAID! 1

Americans with Disabilities are at a pivotal point in our history. Medicaid, which pays for the assistance many in our community need to have life and liberty, is under attack. Republicans have decided that, to fund a tax cut for the wealthy, they will devastate the services that disabled and elderly Americans rely on. [...]

By | 2017-07-13T16:58:24+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SAVE MEDICAID! 1

Summit Expands WRAP!

It is said that all good actions begin with best-laid plans; and so it is with self-care. Although even the best plans often go awry as another expression claims, it’s better for one to have made plans and anticipated responses and consequences than to have not planned at all. Therein lies the basis of [...]

By | 2017-07-13T16:55:12+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Summit Expands WRAP!

BASE Updates

Great things are happening at Simmit’s BASE location (725 W Alder)! We are having a First Friday Art Walk on July 7th from 5pm to 8pm featuring artist Elaine Fraticelli. Readings from poems written in poetry group are from 6:30pm to 8pm! Friday August 4th we are having our summer BASE Showcase from 6:30pm [...]

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35th Anniversary

Summit Independent Living celebrated its 35th-Anniversary in 2016. Since 1981 Summit has grown from a small, grass-roots organization to an active and highly respected community presence. Summit is a private, non-residential, non-profit organization that offers a wide range of services designed to give people with disabilities the tools and resources that are needed to [...]

By | 2017-04-05T14:55:26+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 35th Anniversary

Community Services In Jeopardy

In addition to what is happening on the state level in regards to community services that individuals with disabilities and older adults rely on, such services are also at risk as Congress moves forward with dismantling the Affordable Care Act on the federal level. The new Affordable Health Care Act could be devastating for [...]

By | 2017-04-05T14:49:08+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Community Services In Jeopardy

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Mon 18

Poetry Workshop

December 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue 19

Social Security Orientation – Missoula

December 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Ravalli People First

December 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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