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Wellness Recovery Action Plan (W.R.A.P.)

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Living Well with a Disability

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Poetry Workshop

November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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2017 Legislature – We Need YOUR Help!

The 2017 Montana Legislative Session is now upon us. This session is shaping up to be a very busy one and not necessarily in a good way. Due to state budget constraints, many of the programs that Montanans with disabilities rely on every day are in jeopardy of having their budgets slashed. These programs [...]

By | 2017-04-05T15:01:16+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Action Alert, Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Montana, Ravalli County, Sanders County, Youth|Comments Off on 2017 Legislature – We Need YOUR Help!

The Art of Advocacy – By Shelby Humphreys

Recent Facebook Post: Sometimes advocating for your health care means staying diligent with meds, tracking symptoms, and recruiting coping skills. Sometimes it means reaching out, activating your support network, and contacting your care team. And sometimes it means showing up to your doctor’s office unannounced, in tears, and staying until someone really listens, making [...]

By | 2016-12-31T20:16:55+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Community Column, Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Montana, Peer Advocates, Ravalli County, Sanders County|Comments Off on The Art of Advocacy – By Shelby Humphreys

New Summit Staff

Jessica Vacca, Work Readiness & Employment Specialist, MissoulaI recently graduated from the University of Montana (UM) with a Bachelors of Social Work. My college internship placement was at Disability Services for Students at UM where I learned the importance of students’ self-advocacy. In summer, 2016 I co-organized a transition camp at UM for high school [...]

By | 2016-12-31T20:06:30+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Flathead County, Lincoln County, Missoula County|Comments Off on New Summit Staff

Upcoming Events

Missoula - 700 SW Higgins, Suite 101 Missoula Office Closed - January 2, 16  February 20 Summit Orientation - First Friday monthly,  10 a.m. - 12 p.m. SSA Orientation - Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 14 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Jan 24, Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 25 from 1 p.m. to 2 [...]

By | 2017-04-06T10:18:12+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Missoula County, People First, Ravalli County, Sanders County, Youth|Comments Off on Upcoming Events

Western Montana Candidates – 2015 Montana Legislature

Missoula County House Name Party District Phone Nate McConnell D HD 89 214-2445 Ellie Hill R HD 90 218-9608 Bryce Bennett D HD 91 546-3629 David “Doc” Moore R HD 92 239-3499 Davev Strohmaier D HD 92 549-5580 Gary Marbut I HD 94 549-1252 Kimberly Dudik R HD 94 239-5771 Nancy Wilson D HD 95 [...]

By | 2014-09-23T15:42:04+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Montana, Ravalli County, Sanders County|Comments Off on Western Montana Candidates – 2015 Montana Legislature

Free Summer Webinar Series

Housing Task Force We promote basic home access, advocate for policy changes that will require basic home access, and advocate for additional affordable housing resources for people with disabilities. Webinar: July 30, 1:00 - 3:00 Chair: Darren Larson (406) 728-1630 dlarson@summitilc.org Self-Determination Task Force We advocate for meaningful involvement by people with disabilities in decisions [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:44+00:00 June 25th, 2013|Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Montana, Ravalli County, Sanders County, Youth|Comments Off on Free Summer Webinar Series

Statewide Independent Living Legislative Day A Success

January 20th was an exciting day to be at the Capitol! The Statewide Independent Living Council and Montana’s four Centers for Independent Living (Summit, NCILS, MILP, and LIFFT) sponsored this year’s Legislative Day event during the 2011 Legislative Session, which was held in the Capitol Rotunda. Approximately 100 people participated in Legislative Day this year, [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:56+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Action Alert, Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Montana, Ravalli County, Sanders County|Comments Off on Statewide Independent Living Legislative Day A Success

Our Lives, Our Homes, Our Communities Rally

Montana’s Independent Living Centers, along with AARP Montana, Disability Rights Montana, Montana Association of Community Disability Services, Mental Health America of Montana, the Area Agencies on Aging, the Community Mental Health Centers, and consumers from all across Montana rallied in the Capitol Rotunda in Helena on Thursday, March 10th to send a message to legislators [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:56+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Montana, Ravalli County, Sanders County|Comments Off on Our Lives, Our Homes, Our Communities Rally

No Fooling with Our Future Rally

On April 1, 2011, disability advocates joined approximately 1,500-2,000 Montana citizens from all across the state in front of the Capitol in Helena for the No Fooling with Our Future rally. MEA-MFT organized the rally along with the Partnership for Montana's Future. Concerned about the legislature’s deep cuts to education, human services, children’s health programs, [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:56+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Action Alert, Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Montana, Ravalli County, Sanders County|Comments Off on No Fooling with Our Future Rally

2011 Legislative Update

The 2011 Legislature is still going full steam ahead but we wanted to take this opportunity to provide this update of the legislation the Montana Centers for Independent Living has been working on this session. For more complete details about each of the bills we have been following, which are listed below, please go to [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:56+00:00 April 13th, 2011|Action Alert, Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Mineral County, Missoula County, Montana, Ravalli County, Sanders County|Comments Off on 2011 Legislative Update