Flathead (Kalispell)

Site administrator:

Tyson Roe
CONNECT System Coordinator, MT SOARS-School District 5
connect.system.coordinator@gmail.com
(406) 781-9889

CONNECT Agencies in the Flathead Valley, by category:

Basic Needs and Housing

  • Heart Locker
    Non-profit organization that works with students, families, and children in the foster care system who are struggling with homelessness or to meet their basic needs. Assists in providing school clothes, supplies, and hygiene products. Meets with students and families to connect with local community resources. Appointments strongly encouraged to receive services.

Community Programs for Children

  • CASA for Kids, Inc.
    Court-appointed child advocacy agency serving youth and the foster care system as guardian ad litems. Offers Fostering Futures: skill building and youth networking for teenagers in the foster system ages 14+. CASA has scholarships for children to experience enrichment activities and rights of passage. Facilitates Christmas gift drive for children and families in the foster care system.
  • Child Development Center
    The Child Development Center is a western Montana nonprofit who supports children who have developmental delays and disabilities. Their team primarily works in families’ homes and communities, and serves kids from birth to high school graduation. Programs include:
    + Early Childhood Screening (Birth-5)
    + Early Intervention Services (Birth-3)
    + Autism Diagnostic Services (1-5)
    + Family Education and Support (3-18)
    + Autism Treatment (1-18)
  • Flathead City-County Health Dep’t — Health Promotion and Car Seat Program
    We provide education on the proper use and installation of car seats. In addition, based on income, car seats are provided at a reduced price or for free.
  • Flathead City-County Health Dep’t — Healthy Montana Families aka Baby Steps
    Healthy MT Families is a collaboration between the Flathead City-County Health Dept., Sunburst Community Services Foundation, NW MT Head Start, and the Nurturing Center. Together we support healthy pregnancy outcomes, child health and development, and strong parent-child relationships. Professionally trained parent educators partner with parents and parents-to-be to meet the needs and goals of the family. We connect families to community resources and promote the physical and emotional health of the child and family.
  • Flathead City-County Health Dep’t — WIC
    Supplemental Nutrition Education program for Women, Infants, and Children.

Kalispell Public Schools

  • Edgerton Elementary School
    Kindergarten-5th grade public elementary school in School District 5. Offers student counseling services; social support groups; Tier II and III behavior interventions; school nurse is available on site. 
  • Elrod Elementary School
    Kindergarten-5th grade public elementary school in School District 5. Offers student counseling services; social support groups; Tier II and III behavior interventions; school nurse is available on site. 
  • Flathead High School
    Public high school in School District 5. Serves grades 9-12. Offers student counseling services; social support groups; Tier II and III behavior interventions; academic planning.
  • Hedges Elementary School
    Kindergarten-5th grade public elementary school in School District 5. Offers student counseling services; social support groups; Tier II and III behavior interventions; school nurse is available on site. 
  • Kalispell Middle School
    Sixth-8th grade public elementary school in School District 5. Offers student counseling services; social support groups; Tier II and III behavior interventions; school nurse is available on site.
  • Kalispell Schools Grant Preschool
    Preschool program serving four-year-old children with low-moderate income eligibility within Kalispell School District.
  • LEC
    Linderman Education Center. Public high school in School District 5. Serves grades 9-12. Offers flexible scheduling; personalized education programs; student counseling services; social support groups; Tier II and III behavior intervention.
  • Peterson Elementary School
    Kindergarten-5th grade public elementary school in School District 5. Offers student counseling services; social support groups; Tier II and III behavior interventions; school nurse is available on site. 
  • Rankin Elementary School
    Kindergarten-5th grade public elementary school in School District 5. Offers student counseling services; social support groups; Tier II and III behavior interventions; school nurse is available on site. 
  • Russell Elementary School
    Kindergarten-5th grade public elementary school in School District 5. Offers student counseling services; social support groups; Tier II and III behavior interventions; school nurse is available on site. 

Medical Services

  • Flathead City-County Health Dep’t — Dental Clinic
  • Flathead City-County Health Dep’t — Flathead Family Planning
  • Flathead City-County Health Dep’t — Health Insurance Assistance Program
  • Flathead City-County Health Dep’t — Immunization Clinic
    Promoting healthy children and adults in Flathead County through routine vaccinations and those needed for international travel.
  • Flathead City-County Health Dep’t — Medical Center
    Accessible and affordable healthcare for all ages. Comprehensive primary care clinic with medical, obstetrics, dental care (preventative, restorative & emergency), mental health, family planning, pharmacy assistance and case management. Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, and self-pay accepted. A sliding fee schedule is available upon request.
  • Kalispell Regional Medical Center/OB
    Acute Care: Labor & delivery, post-partum, newborn and neonatal intensive care provider

Mental Health Services

  • Flathead City-County Health Dep’t — Behavioral Health
  • Sunburst Community Service Foundation
    Sunburst Community Service Foundation provides licensed outpatient mental health services  including support for children, adults, and families with mental health needs. Among the services provided are psychiatric assessments, medication management, vocational support, and case management, home support services, community based rehabilitation, and Village drop-in center.
  • Youth Dynamics
    Nonprofit that helps children and teens of all ages (0-18) and their families. Wide variety of services for youth who have behavioral or mental health needs, including: mentoring, case management, therapy, in-home support services, substance abuse counseling, therapeutic foster care, parenting classes, and independent living services.

Private Therapists and Providers

  • Chelsey Fjeldheim, LCSW
    Chelsey Fjeldheim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adolescents (16-18) and adults to regulate emotions, learn skills for interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance and to enhance life. Chelsey holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University. Her approach to counseling integrates Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Exposure and Response Prevention and Emotional Freedom Techniques.
  • Lorraine Hellman-Roberston, LCPC “Rainey’s Counseling”
    Private LCPC counselor Lorraine Hellman-Robertson. Licensed mental health counselor with experience working with children and adults. Utilizing integrated and sensory therapeutic approach for individual, family and group sessions. Specializes in working with children with autism, mood disregulation, Depression, Anxiety, ODD, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, SED criteria. Accepts Medicaid and private insurance.
  • Marc Ruggiero, LCSW
    Marc Ruggiero is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working with adolescents and their families for the past 14 years with the last 8 as a licensed therapist. His focus has been with clients who are preteen through young adulthood and struggle with anxiety, depression, ODD, family relational issues, ADHD, self esteem, ect.  He is trained in Love and Logic Parenting and can help parents build skills and strategies for becoming better parents, and will also work with adults with individual therapy. Marc’s approaches include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT skills, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and experiential activities. He accepts Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Allegiance, Cigna, Montana Health Coop and First Choice Health.