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Simplifying services

By PEGGY O’NEILL Independent Record | Posted: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 Eliza Wiley Independent Record – Justin Murgel, Intermountain’s director of school-based service, stands in the conference room of Intermountain’s Partridge Place location where community services are provideda and were helped funded by a $300,000 challenge grant they recently recieved. In a testimonial letter … Read more

Children will be served regardless mall’s future

By JIM FITZGERALD, Your Turn | Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 For more than 75 years, children and families have benefited from Intermountain’s ownership of property between 11th and Prospect avenues in Helena. Having obtained this property in 1937 during a move from the Helena Valley, Intermountain leaders saw an opportunity to lease 9.7 … Read more

Flathead Valley Raises $112,000 to support Intermountain Children’s Services

Intermountain’s 2nd Annual “Summer Round Up” fundraising event generated over $112,000 in support of much needed children and family services in the Flathead Valley. The event was held at Diamond B ranch and was again emceed by Jack Hanna, international animal activist. In part, the event proceeds contributed to the start up costs of Intermountain’s … Read more

Intermountain’s receives a $10,000 gift from Gallagher Foundation

The development of online courses is part of Intermountain’s comprehensive Permanency Program. The Gallagher Foundation, a long-term donor of Intermountain, is the newest financial supporter of the Permanency Program; joining our other major donors, The Gilhousen Family Foundation and the Ila B. Dousman Fund. As part of Intermountain’s ongoing efforts to improve the lives of … Read more

Finally a Happy Home

By ALANA LISTOE Independent Record, Thursday, December 3, 2009 John Joyce, right, a single father living in the Helena Valley, recently finalized his adoption of 9-year-old Ian Joyce from Intermountain Children’s Home and has another adopted son, Shawn Joyce, who is currently serving in Afghanistan. John Joyce has never been married, but the Helena … Read more

Intermountain launches a new program for children in crisis in the Flathead Valley

Helena–On the dawn of its centennial celebration, Intermountain, a nationally-recognized children’s mental health agency, is extending its mission to serve children and families in crisis. The Intermountain board of directors is pleased to announce the addition of a crisis care resource located in the Flathead Valley. The new facility will provide comprehensive services for children … Read more

Difficulty in Diagnosis

By ALANA LISTOE – Independent Record – 07/19/09 As difficult as it is for adults to cope with a mental illness, the obstacles are multiplied when diagnosing and treating children, especially in a large, rural and sparsely populated state like Montana. An estimated 30,000 adolescents in Montana between the ages of 9 and 17 had … Read more

A Safe Place

By CANDACE CHASE/Daily Inter Lake, Saturday, October 4, 2008 New local crisis home will fill gap in child-safety net. Jim FitzGerald, executive director of Intermountain, points out the irony that the Flathead Valley has several animal shelters but no place to take young children in crisis. But that’s about to change. In November, Intermountain plans … Read more

Devoted to kids for 30 years and counting

By JOHN HARRINGTON, Independent Record – 09/22/08 It was an out-of-place copy of the Independent Record that brought Jim FitzGerald to Helena three decades ago. And it’s been a tireless commitment to the abused, neglected and oft-times forgotten children of our state that’s kept him here. Today, FitzGerald is executive director of Intermountain, an organization … Read more

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