Links, Literature, Resources & More
STAFF ATTORNEY: SAFE Harbor, a non-profit domestic and sexual violence prevention and intervention agency located in Polson, Montana seeks a full-time staff attorney to provide holistic civil legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Lake County and on the Flathead Reservation. Applicants must be admitted to practice in Montana. Please send cover letter, resume, two references, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All About Domestic Violence: Focus on Females
Life inside an abusive relationship is lonely and humiliating. You may feel like you are the only one – you are not. All over the world intelligent, kind-hearted women, just like yourself, are struggling to survive in an abusive relationship. This website has stories, idea, activities and ways that you can learn about options and ways to change your life.
All About Domestic Violence: Focus on Males
No matter age or gender of the target; no matter whether the abuse is physical, mental, emotional, spiritual or financial – abuse devastates body, mind and spirit. It all hurts. This site is geared towards the specific challenges facing male victims.
Dating Violence and Domestic Violence
Break the Cycle is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending dating abuse and engaging everyone in promoting healthy relationships. This is a great site with good ideas, practical information and ways to assist people of all ages.
Futures Without Violence
America’s first and foremost national organization entirely dedicated to preventing family violence. They are globally acknowledged as the innovative leader in the field of family violence prevention. Since 1980 they have developed programs and protocols that have made a real difference in the lives of battered women across the country.
Medline is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and is a great source for health information and ideas for those working with domestic violence as well as survivors.
Montana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Incorporated in 1986, the Montana Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence (MCADSV) is a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations working together to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, public education, public policy, and program development.
Montana State Department of Public Health and Human Services
Montana’s Department of Public Health and Human Services is responsible for many programs that directly serve the general population including WIC, SNAP, Medicaid, energy assistance, Healthy Montana Kids and other services dealing with abuse, disabilities and child care.
This is a resource that can help one prepare the necessary documents to petition a court for a Temporary Order of Protection as well as other legal issues in the State of Montana.
Montana Sexual and Violent Offender Registry
Lawmakers strengthened the registration statute, which became known as the “Sexual or Violent Offender Registration Act”. This redefined the offenses requiring registration. Montana became one of the few states to register violent offenders in addition to sexual offenders.
National Alliance to End Sexual Violence
The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) is the voice in Washington for the 56 state and territorial sexual assault coalitions and 1300 rape crisis centers working to end sexual violence and support survivors.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
The National Domestic Violence Hotline has highly trained expert advocates available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
This center serves as the nation’s principle information and resource regarding all aspects of sexual violence. The page has excellent links, a diverse sampling of articles, practical ideas and other educational tools.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization with great information and resources available.
Start Your Recovery
Reliable substance abuse information and support that is tailored to you.
VINELink – Offender Custody Status Information Service
VINELink is the online version of VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday), the National Victim Notification Network. This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day.
Legal Form Links
Comprehensive State of Montana Legal Forms
Orders of Protection Forms
Parenting Plan Forms
Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
by Lundy Bancroft
No Visible Wounds: Identifying Non-Physical Abuse of Women by Their Men by Mary Susan Miller
The Emotionally Abused Woman: Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself by Beverly Engel MFCC
Surviving Domestic Violence: Voices of Women Who Broke Free by Elaine Weiss
The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and How to Respond by Patricia Evans
After Silence: Rape & My Journey Back by Nancy Venable Raine
The Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-By-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault by Aphrodite Matsakis
Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery by Patricia Weaver Francisco
Quest for Respect: A Healing Guide for Survivors of Rape by Linda Braswell
I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape by Robin Warshaw
Bread Pantry Food Bank
Location: 4 6th Ave. SW Ronan, Montana
Food pantry service hours: 10 to 2 Tuesdays and Fridays.
Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana
Low-income housing applications. CAP provides financial assistance with rent based on income. Walk-ins welcome all day. Applications are reviewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays and then you will receive a call back.
Salish & Kootenai Tribe’s Victim Assistance Program
The Victim Assistance Program is based in Pablo, Montana at the CSKT Headquarters. Services through this agency are designed for tribal members and/or their families dealing with issues associated with domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Lake County Health Department
Location: 802 Main Street, Polson, Montana
Lake County Public Health is based in Polson and works to protect and improve our communities by preventing epidemics and the spread of disease, promoting healthy choices and lifestyles for individuals and families, protecting against hazards in homes, work, and communities, assuring high quality health care services, and preparing for and responding to emergencies. Services include education, prevention, outreach, family planning, STI/STD testing, home visiting, WIC and more.
Lake County Housing Assistance & Ronan Housing Authority
Location: 21 2nd Avenue, Ronan, Montana
The housing program has over 100 units within the area that are either subsidized or low-income. Applications available online.
Lake County Job Service
Location: 417 B Main Street, Polson, Montana
At the Lake County Job Service, the staff helps to network businesses, job seekers, and service provider to provide effective solutions and resources for an innovative and dynamic workforce system. Job seekers can register for work and get help with resumes, applications, internet access, testing, career placement, assessment, guidance services and interview skills.
Lake County Office of Public Assistance
Location: 826 Shoreline Drive, Polson, Montana
Food stamps and cash assistance.
Loaves and Fishes Food Bank
Location: 10 8th Ave E, Polson, Montana
Food pantry service hours: Tuesdays and Friday 10 – 2
Location: 146 3rd Ave. W., Kalispell, Montana
Subsidized child care and parenting classes, and a supervised visitation program that applies to Lake County residents.
Sunburst Community Service Foundation
Location: 203 Main Street, Polson, Montana
Sunburst provides psychiatric assessments, outpatient therapy, managing medications and case management.
Western Montana Mental Health Center
Ronan (406) 532-9170 Polson (406) 883-3556
Adult mental health center with offices in Polson and Ronan. Call for information on intake and available programs.
Western Montana Suicide Hotline