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Montana State and Local Level Referrals

When a disaster occurs, local governments often work together with community leaders and organizations to provide on-the-ground emergency management. You may also reference our national-level referrals list.

Please contact us with questions or corrections.

For reference, the local resources we list provide disaster recovery services in the categories noted below.

Access & DisabilitiesDisaster UnemploymentInsurance
Aging ServicesEnvironmentLegal Services
Agricultural AidEssential NeedsRoadside Assistance 
Animals/PetsFamily & Protective ServicesStudents
CitizenshipFinancial AssistanceTax Preparation
Consumer ServicesHealth Care ServicesVeterans Services
ContractorsHousingVital Statistics
Crisis CounselingIdentity TheftVolunteer

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Montana State and Local Level Referrals

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CategoryEntityType of AssistanceTelephone Number
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilityMontana Department of Public Health and Human Services: Developmental Services DivisionInformation on state and public resources available for people with disabilities. 877-296-1197
TTY: 406-444-2590
Access and Functional Needs and DisabilityMontana Department of Public Heath and Human Services: Telecommunications Access Program (MontanaAP)Counseling, training, communications devices, and interpreter services.Voice and TTY:
800-833-8503
Aging ServicesMontana Department of Public Health and Human Services: Senior and Long Term Care DivisionThis service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization.406-444-4077
Aging ServicesMontana State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)This service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization.800-551-3191
Aging ServicesArea Agencies on AgingThis service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organization.800-551-3191
Agricultural AidMontana Farm Service AgencyUSDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides emergency loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine.406-587-6872
Agricultural AidMontana USDA Rural Development USDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas. 406-585-2580
Consumer ServicesMontana Department of Justice: Office of Attorney GeneralInformation on price gouging and consumer complaint services.406-444-2026
Consumer ServicesMontana Department of Justice: Office of Consumer ProtectionInformation on price gouging and consumer complaint services.800-481-6896
406-444-4500
Online form available
ContractorsMontana Department of Labor & IndustryContractor's license verification and consumer complaints services.Main: 406-841-2300
406-444-6880
Crisis CounselingMontana Suicide Hotlines24-hour and toll-free suicide prevention service available to all those in suicidal crisis who are seeking help. Online directory for local locations and hotlines.Emergency:  911
800-784-2433
Online directory for local locations and hotlines
Crisis CounselingWestern Montana Mental Help Crisis Line 24-hour and toll-free suicide prevention service available to all those in suicidal crisis who are seeking help.Emergency:  911
800-273-8255
Crisis CounselingBozeman Help Center Crisis Line 24-hour and toll-free suicide prevention service available to all those in suicidal crisis who are seeking help.Emergency:  911
211
406-586-3333
Disaster Specific InformationTBD  
Disaster Unemployment Assistance Montana Department of Labor & Industry: Unemployment Insurance Division When Disaster Unemployment Assistance is activated, the agency will provide disaster information.  This assistance provides weekly benefit payments to those out of work due to the disaster, including self-employed persons, farm and ranch owners, and others not covered under regular unemployment insurance programs.406-444-3783
Claims Processing Center:
406-444-2545
Relay: 711
Essential NeedsMontana Department of Public Health & Human ServicesInformation and assistance in filing for food stamps and public assistance programs. Online directory of local offices and assistance. Helpline: 888-706-1535
Online Directory of Local Offices
Essential NeedsMontana Department of Public Health & Human Services: WIC (Women & Infants Children's) AssistanceWIC is a Nutrition program.  Nutrition evaluation and monthly coupons to receive supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as cereal, cheese, milk, eggs, peanut butter and dried beans.800-433-4298
406-444-5533
Essential NeedsMontana Food Bank Network Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. 406-721-3825
Essential NeedsHelena Food ShareReferrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. 406-443-3663
Essential NeedsMissoula Food Bank Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. 406-549-0543
Essential NeedsGreat Falls Food Bank Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. 406-452-9029
Essential NeedsFlathead Food BankReferrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. 406-752-3663
Essential NeedsGallatin Valley Food Bank Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance. 406-586-7600
Family & Protective Service     Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services: Child Abuse HotlineIndividuals concerned with children at risk for abuse and neglect.Emergency: 911
866-820-5437
General: 406-841-2400
Family & Protective Service     Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services: Adult Protective ServicesIndividuals concerned with possible elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Emergency: 911
844-277-930
online form available
Financial AssistanceMontana Department of Public Health & Human Services: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)Information on filing for state financial assistance.888-706-1535
Health Care ServicesMontana Department of Public Health & Human Services: Div. of Human & Community Services Referrals to local state assisted medical facilities and information on how to apply for Medicaid.800-362-8312
Health Care ServicesMontana HealthcareReferrals to local state assisted medical facilities and information on how to apply for Medicaid.888-706-1535
Health Care ServicesMontana Department of Public Health & Human Services: Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) Information and application assistance in applying for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIPS) which provides free or low cost medical insurance for children.  888-706-1535
Housing InformationSocial Serve.com - Housing Resource HelplineSocialserve.com is a non-profit organization that assist tenants and agencies in finding affordable housing for callers free of charge. Using a toll-free number, callers work with trained, bilingual call center specialists to find available housing. 877-428-8844
TDD/TTY 711
Housing InformationRentals.comOnline search for available commercial housing unitsOnline search
Housing InformationHomes.comOnline search for available commercial housing unitsOnline search
Housing InformationTruliaOnline search for available commercial housing unitsOnline search
Housing InformationZillowOnline search for available commercial housing unitsOnline search
Housing InformationMontana USDA Rural Development USDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas. 406-585-2580
InsuranceMontana Commission of Securities and Insurance: State Auditor's Office General insurance information and fraud reporting services.800-332-6148
406-444-2040
TDD: 406-444-3246
online form available
Legal ServicesMontana Legal Services AssociationInformation and referrals to attorneys providing free or reduced fee legal services to individuals affected by a disaster.800-666-6899
online form available
Roadside Assistance &  Road ConditionsMontana Department of Transportation: 511 Information Systemroad condition information.511
406-444-6200
Tax AssistanceMontana Department of Tax Assistance: Individual Tax HelpState tax information assistance.406-444-6900
Veterans ServicesMontana Department of Military AffairsInformation regarding veteran benefits including pensions, medical care, home loans, burial, and life insurance.406-324-3000
Vital StatisticsMontana Department of Justice: Motor Vehicles DivisionDuplicate drivers license services. MVD Express offers non-commercial drivers license renewals and replacements. Online chat available.MVD Express:
406-371-2000
General: 406-444-3933
Online chat available
Vital StatisticsMontana Department of Public Health & Human Services: Vital RecordsDisaster survivors needing to replace birth/death/marriage certificates and other vital document services.406-444-2685
888-877-1946
Vital StatisticsMontana Vital Records: Vital Chek Disaster survivors needing to replace birth/death/marriage certificates and other vital document services.800-669-8310
VolunteerVOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DEPLOY  

Referrals Last Updated: April 2021