Crisis counseling is available for Montana residents struggling with stress and anxiety from the pandemic. Call the Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs (no spaces) to 66746
All Missoula County residents can now use the drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at 4025 Flynn Lane with prior approval. Anyone showing symptoms — a fever over 100.4, cough and trouble breathing — should call (406) 258-4636 before going out to be tested.
Our station webpages have the “COVID-19 Info” page, the latest information from reputable sources, Missoula City/County Health department, the CDC, WHO, and more. http://covid19.missoula.co/
258-INFO (4636) number is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F missoulainfo.com for county info and vaccine info.
Service workers and others in need of help with a variety of needs should call 2-1-1, or visit the Montana 2-1-1 website, www.montana211.org
The Poverello Center serves some of our most at-risk neighbors. And they are seeking Donations of Food & Cleaning Supplies: They will be happy to meet you outside to collect your donation. Just call (406) 529-5643 and a staff person will come outside and meet you. You can donate online and ask volunteer questions.
Do you or someone you know need help paying for childcare? Many families struggle to pay for childcare because it is often the most expensive item in a family’s budget next to rent or mortgage. Contact Child Care Resources to see if you qualify for a scholarship at 406-728-6446 or go online to childcareresources.org.
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America‘s Helpline is open seven days a week to answer questions about caregiving during the Coronavirus outbreak, ways to keep your loved one safe, what to do at home and more. Call 866-232-8484 or visit www.alzfdn.org to connect with a licensed social worker.
Stuff going on
The 16th Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival is back virtually this year. You can stream the outdoors film festival between Jan. 28th and Feb. 18th. As in previous years, a portion of proceeds from the screening will benefit our local chapters. Tickets are $10 per individual or $20 per household/group. Visit https://wildmontana.org/join-us/events-calendar
YMCA Basketball Skills Clinics happen at the Missoula Family YMCA, in place of traditional league format. Fundamental skill development, fun drills, and scrimmaging in a small group setting. Clinics for children in grades 2 thru 6. Sessions offered in January and February . $40/child OR $30 with a YMCA Membership. More information is available at ymcamissoula.org
On Thursday, February 4th starting at 6PM there’s a virtual fundraiser to benefit abused and neglected children in Missoula and Mineral County. The Light of Hope Gala is free, find out more at casamissoula.org
Could you use some art? On Saturday, February 20th there’s the Annual Art Auction at the Missoula Art Museum, this year it will take place virtually, with art submitted by local artists. Find out more at missoulartmuseum.org
The Missoula Valley Winter market is at the Southgate Mall Saturdays from 9am to 2pm through April 17th. Shop from over 40 local vendors featuring artisan foods and local crafts.