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BASE Art Group

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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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

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

Lake and Sanders Counties Update

June 8 – Summit 20th Anniversary/Graduation Party. Twenty five people showed up to enjoy Subway sandwiches, meet each other, and learn what Summit can offer the community. Thank you to all the people who came to join us from these groups and agencies: Salish Kootenai College, Mission Mountain Enterprises, People First and Life for the [...]

By | 2012-06-26T07:24:29+00:00 June 26th, 2012|Lake County, Sanders County|Comments Off on Lake and Sanders Counties Update

Sanders and Mineral Counties Update

Susan Morris recently had the pleasure of meeting Jackie Burgess, the new director for Sanders County Council on Aging! Jackie and Susan teamed up with Mariah Myton from Western Montana Mental Health, Duane Lutke from Area VI Agency on Aging and Sheryl Weatherell of the foster grandparent program to host an Aging & Disability Resource [...]

By | 2012-03-23T13:14:46+00:00 March 23rd, 2012|Mineral County, Sanders County|Comments Off on Sanders and Mineral Counties Update

Sanders County Update

Summit hosted a picnic at Montana Power Park in Thompson Falls on June 23. Everyone who came had a great time! There were 15 people, including Representative Pat Ingraham. We had burgers, chili dogs, potato salad and cupcakes. The weather was fantastic! On August 18 there will be an Accessible Recreation Rendezvous at Pilgrim Creek [...]

By | 2011-07-12T13:33:30+00:00 July 12th, 2011|Sanders County|Comments Off on Sanders County Update

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