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Mon 20

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

November 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon 20

Living Well with a Disability

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon 20

Poetry Workshop

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

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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

Impact Feature

Congratulations to Summit’s Andrea Dahl and Connie Lewis of People First in Missoula for being featured in Impact, a publication by the Institute on Community Integration (UCEDD) & Research and Training Center on Community Living. Connie is featured throughout the magazine, and Andrea Dahl’s article “Learning Together About Health Promotion: A Community Partnership in Montana” [...]

By | 2016-03-21T08:20:06+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Missoula County, Montana, People First|Comments Off on Impact Feature

Marriage Equality

When we think of marriage equality, we often think about the fight LGBT couples face, but another minority group must deal with the stark reality that they are often better off living alone or in long-term committed relationships, without marriage. These couples are denied more than 1,100 rights afforded to married couples. They have been [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:29+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Montana, National, People First|Comments Off on Marriage Equality

In Memorium

The disability community mourns the loss of two great advocates. Gay Moddrell was a former board member for Summit Independent Living Center and Disability Rights Montana. She was also the longtime director of the Special Friends advocacy program in Kalispell, and served with numerous other disability organizations. Her fire and kindness touched the lives of [...]

By | 2015-03-24T15:38:15+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Flathead County, Montana, Peer Advocates, People First, Ravalli County|Comments Off on In Memorium

Hamilton – Walking Audit

Mary Millin, LaRoy Williamson and Richard Frisbie from Summit Independent Living Center helped with a walking audit of Hamilton streets in June. Good and bad paths were assessed by a diverse team of community members. “It is really great to have a couple of individuals in wheelchairs along,” said Melinda Barnes, executive director of Bike [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:35+00:00 June 19th, 2014|Americans with Disabilities Act, Peer Advocates, People First, Ravalli County|Comments Off on Hamilton – Walking Audit

Upcoming Events

Flathead County Social Security Orientation - First Friday of each month, 9:00 and Third Friday, 1:00 Women’s Discussion Group - Second and Fourth Friday of each month, 1:00 - 3:00 Sign Language Class - New classes start every few months Social Activities - We get together four times a year for social activities. Call the [...]

By | 2014-03-15T19:07:31+00:00 March 15th, 2014|Flathead County, Missoula County, People First, Ravalli County|Comments Off on Upcoming Events

Social Security Rules: Bad for Everyone

What do you know about Social Security rules that cost taxpayers money while penalizing the poorest members of society without reason? Not enough? Then watch our informative and funny video that outlines a handful of Social Security rules that just don’t make sense! Social Security Rules: Bad for Everyone www.youtube.com/summitilc

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:43+00:00 September 26th, 2013|Montana, People First, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Social Security Rules: Bad for Everyone

Other Updates

Summit’s mission is to promote community awareness, equal access, and the independence of people with disabilities through advocacy, education, and the advancement of civil rights. To further this mission, Summit has specialized employees and is involved with task forces that work toward improving communities in Montana. We also sponsor several independent groups who do their [...]

By | 2016-10-31T23:23:52+00:00 July 12th, 2011|Americans with Disabilities Act, Montana, People First, Youth|Comments Off on Other Updates

Flathead County Upate – January 2011

Some big changes have taken place with the Summit Kalispell office. We have moved into our new offices at the Gateway Community Center (the old Gateway West Mall). You can now find us at 1203 Highway 2 West #35. The new office has a lot more room with space for peers to work and a [...]

By | 2011-01-04T12:16:34+00:00 January 4th, 2011|Flathead County, Peer Advocates, People First|Comments Off on Flathead County Upate – January 2011