Flathead (Kalispell)

Site administrator:

Tierney Strandberg
CONNECT System Coordinator, MT SOARS-School District 5
connect.system.coordinator@gmail.com
(406) 261-4580

CONNECT Agencies in the Flathead Valley, by category:

Mental Health Services

  • Flathead City-County Health Dep’t — Behavioral Health
  • Sunburst Community Service Foundation
    Child and Family Team: Mental Health Home Support Services, psychiatric care, case management, therapy, CBPR&S
  • 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.

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

Basic Needs and Housing

  • Heart Locker
    Non-profit organization that works with students and families struggling with homelessness 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.

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.
  • 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. 

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