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Brain Injury Association of Montana (BIAM): The Brain Injury Association of Montana (BIAMT) is a private, nonprofit organization and chartered affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). Our vision is a world where all preventable brain injuries are prevented, All unpreventable brain injuries are minimized, and all individuals who have experienced brain injury maximize their quality of life.
 
Calm4Us: The mission of CALM4us is to develop a diverse statewide coalition of mental health consumers and consumer-run programs united to provide a voice for individual empowerment, and to foster a consumer-driven mental health system
 
Center for Mental Health Foundation: The Center was established in 1974 to serve the nine county "Golden Triangle" region in Northcentral Montana. In 1997 the Center began providing services to Lewis & Clark, Broadwater, and Jefferson counties, and with the addition of Meagher County in 2005, expanded the total area to thirteen counties. In 2006, we changed our name from Golden Triangle Community Mental Health Center to Center for Mental Health. The Center is staffed by psychiatrists, sychologists, psychiatric social workers, licensed counselors, nurses, trained paraprofessionals, and certified peer specialists. Our professionally trained teams are able to provide quality care, diversifed programming, and a full range of community-based services.
 
Montana Associated Technology Roundtables (MATR): The Montana Associated Technology Roundtables was founded to promote economic development in Montana by bringing together the network of entrepreneurs and business professionals to share ideas and information.
 
Montana Association of the Deaf (MAD): The Montana Association of the Deaf was founded in 1912 when 24 deaf adults gathered at the Montana School for the Deaf in Boulder, Montana. The purpose of the organization they formed was to advocate for the social, legal, educational, and economic welfare of the deaf citizens of Montana. The association keeps current on issues, products, services, and technology related to deafness and disseminates the information to its members via several sources. A directory of and for the deaf was first compiled in 1977 and serves as a valuable, comprehensive resource and includes all members of MAD, friends of the deaf, deaf services in Montana and national resources for the deaf. It is updated every other year. A quarterly newsletter, "Mont-As-De News" has disseminated information of interest to the deaf since 1960.
 
Montana Center on Disabilities-MSU Billings: The vision of the Montana Center on Disabilities is to create a fully inclusive society which values people with disabilities and their perspectives. To support the vision of inclusion, the Montana Center on Disabilities, a public service unit of Montana State University Billings, collaborates with campus, regional, state and national programs in support of increasing the number of leaders with disabilities.
 
Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities (MCDD): The Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities is a citizen based advocacy group. Its members, appointed by the Governor work to provide increased independence, integration and productivity for persons with developmental disabilities.
 
Montana Mental Health Association: The Montana Mental Health Association (MMHA) is a nonprofit organization whose primary focus is educating and advocating for the mental health of all Montanans. We also provide resource referrals and professional education. The Montana Mental Health Association is the official Montana Outreach Partner for the National Institute on Mental Health, and provides informational materials for mental health providers, consumers, family members and the general public.
 
Montana Mental Health Ombudsman: The Ombudsman represents the interests of Montanans seeking access to public mental health services.
 
Montana Youth Leadership Forum (MYLF): MYLF (pronounced "my life") is a unique career and leadership training program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with disabilities. By serving as delegates from their communities at a 5-day intensive training, youth with disabilities will cultivate leadership, citizenship, and social skills.
 
Montana Youth Transitions: All individuals - with or without disabilities - live, learn, work, play, and participate together in all life experiences. The mission statement of MYTransitions is: To improve transition services and increase the number of youth with disabilities who achieve their desired post-school outcomes.
 
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Montana: With over 500 members, NAMI Montana is a grassroots, self-help, support, education, and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of all those affected by serious mental illness. Our mission to advocate on behalf of consumers and family members, to provide education and to offer support groups for families and consumers across the state.
 
Parents Lets Unite for Kids (PLUK): PLUK is a private, nonprofit organization formed in 1984 by parents of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses in the state of Montana for the purpose of information, support, training and assistance to aid their children at home, school and as adults.
 
Service Area Authority (Central): The Central Service Area Authority (CSAA) was established by State statute to collaborate with the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and Local Advisory Councils (LACs) in the planning, implementation and evaluation of a consumer-driven, recovery-oriented and culturally competent public mental health care system. Our mission is to assure that consumers, their families, and other interested community stakeholders have a strong voice in defining, developing, managing and monitoring public mental health care delivery in Montana, with a focus on the Central region of the state. The primary objective is to ensure that consumer′s needs and preferences are at the center of the services provided.
 
The Rural Institute-University of Montana: The Rural Institute: Center for Excellence in Disability Education, Research, and Service, is part of the national network of programs funded by the Federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) committed to increasing and supporting the independence, productivity, and inclusion of persons with disabilities into the community.