WORD believes that all families have the capacity to determine their own needs and the ability to be economically self-sufficient and supportive of their children’s education.
Families in Transition (FIT)
FIT assists families with children in Missoula County who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless to stabilize and secure housing, set and achieve self-determined family goals, and address barriers to self-sufficiency. The overarching goal of the program is to stabilize families and promote self-determination by providing information and mentoring, skill-building opportunities, and help in navigating community resources and developing support systems. For more information, please contact Kim Hope firstname.lastname@example.org or Kaila Tamcke email@example.com or call 406.543.3550.
Futures is a free and voluntary program that helps young parents build a secure future for themselves and their children. For more information, please email Becky Margolis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Futures provides the following services to young families:
Appointments can be scheduled individually for:
-accessing community resources
-job readiness training
Life Skills Workshops
Once a month, Futures offers a wide range of skill-building workshops
Parenting Classes and Support
Circle of Security & Love and Logic parenting classes are scheduled on a regular basis. Child development assessments can be provided by trained advocates.
Once a month, Futures hosts a Family Fun event filled with fun family-centered activities.
Peer Education Panel
A team of trained Futures parents talk to their peers in local high schools about the realities and responsibilities of early parenting, with a focus on teen pregnancy prevention
A group of young parents create and lead projects, build skills of their choice and discover ways to improve our program.