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Montana Resources for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Agencies at a Glance

Government Services

  • Montana Department of Health and Human Services

Library Services

  • Montana State Library

Nonprofit and Private Organizations

  • Montana Association for the Blind

Schools and Vocational Training



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Government Agencies


Montana Department of Health and Human Services

Central Office:

Blind and Low Vision Services

111 N Last Chance Gulch, Suite 4C
PO Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210
1 (877) 296-1197 (toll-free consumer line)
(406) 444-2590 (voice/TTY)
(406) 444-3632 (fax)
E-mail:& vrinfo@mt.gov

Billings Blind and Low Vision Services Team

2121 Rosebud Drive Suite C-1
Billings, MT 59102
1 (888) 279-7532 (toll-free consumer line)
(406) 248-4801 (voice)
(406) 652-6046 (TTY)
(406) 652-1781 (fax)

Butte Blind and Low Vision Services Team

700 Casey Street, Suite B
Butte, MT 59701
1 (888) 279-7531 (toll-free consumer line)
(406) 496-4925 (voice/TTY)
(406) 782-8728 (fax)

Great Falls Blind and Low Vision Services Team

201 1st Street So, Suite 2
Great Falls, MT 59405
1 (888) 279-7527 (toll-free consumer line)
(406) 454-6060 (voice)
(406) 454-6080 (TTY)
(406) 454-6084 (fax)

Missoula Blind and Low Vision Services Team

2675 Palmer, Suite A
Missoula, MT 59801
1 (888) 279-7528 (toll-free consumer line)
(406) 329-5400 (voice/TTY)
(406) 329-5420 (fax)

https://dphhs.mt.gov/detd/blvs/

Montana Office of the Aging (Montana DPHHS)

The Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) and the State Office on Aging.

Services:

Serve individuals 60 or older, adults with disabilities, their family and caregivers

  • Provide information, referral and assistance
  • Provide Options Counseling for planning long term services and supports
  • Maintain a current public website directory of Montana services and providers
  • Provide outreach work within their communities or service areas

Area I - Action for Eastern Montana - Glendive

Areas Served:  Carter, Custer, Daniels, Dawson, Fallon, Fort Peck Reservation, Garfield, McCone, Phillips, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Rosebud, Sheridan, Treasure, Valley, Wibaux

(406) 377-3564

Area II - Roundup

´╗┐Areas Served:  Big Horn, Carbon, Crow Reservation, Fergus, Golden Valley, Judith Basin, Musselshell, Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Petroleum, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Wheatland, Yellowstone 

(406) 323-1320

Area III - The Alliance Resource Center of Yellowstone County - Billings

Area Served: Yellowstone County

(406) 259-5212´╗┐

Area IV  - Helena

Areas Served: Broadwater, Gallatin, Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, Meagher, Park

(406) 447-1680

Area V - Southwest Montana Aging and Disability - Butte

Area Served: Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Granite, Madison, Powell, Silver Bow

(406) 782-5555

Area VI - Western Montana - Polson

Areas Served:  Lake, Lincoln, Mineral, Salish Kootenai Reservation, Sanders

(406) 883-7284

Area VII - Missoula Aging Services - Missoula

Areas Served:  Missoula, Ravalli

(406) 728-7682

Area VIII - Cascade County - Great Falls

Area Served:  Cascade

(406) 454-6990

Area IX - Kalispell

Area Served:  Flathead

(406) 758-5730

Area X - Hill County Council on Aging - Havre

Area Served: Hill

(406) 265-5464



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Library and Media Services


Montana State Library

Talking Books Program 

Provides audio books and descriptive videos for people who have vision loss or a physical condition that makes it impossible for them to read. It is a Regional Library of the National Library Service (NLS) for the blind and physically handicapped.

PO Box 201800

or

1201 11th Ave
Helena, Montana 59620

Phone: (406) 444-3115

Toll Free: (800) 338-5087

TTY: (406) 444-4799

 https://tbl.msl.mt.gov/


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Nonprofit and Private organizations


Montana Association for the Blind

The cornerstone of the MAB is its Summer Orientation Program for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SOP) which has grown to become a one-month training program for people who have lost or are losing their sight. Every year since 1947 we have held this program, except for 2020 when we held small regional workshops so we could reduce the spread of COVID-19. In addition to the Summer Orientation Program, we have outreach chapters throughout the state that meet monthly to provide local support, information, and social activities.

Other programs include:

  • 2 no-interest loan programs for people seeking to buy equipment or get training
  • Scholarships for college-bound students
  • Low Vision Center in Bozeman where people can try out different types of adaptive equipment

1802 W Park Ave, Anaconda, Montana 59711

Phone: (406) 442-9411

https://www.mabsop.org/


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Schools and Vocational Training


Montana Dept. of Health and Human Services

(see above under Government)


Montana Youth Transition

To improve transition services and increase the number of youth with disabilities who achieve their desired post-school outcomes. Montana Youth Transitions
1617 Euclid Avenue, Suite #1
Helena, MT 59601
Fax: 406-443-3796

Phone: (406) 442-2576.

https://montanayouthtransitions.org/


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