|Über uns||Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana (CAPNM) has been helping people, improving lives and strengthening communities since 1976.|
|Mission||Provide Services and Advocacy to Improve Lives and Strengthen Our Communities.|
Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana (CAPNM) has been helping people, improving lives and strengthening communities since 1976. CAPNM is a private, non-profit organization Community Action Agency with the overall mission to provide services and advocacy to improve lives and strengthen our communities.
CAPNM continues to target hard to serve individuals by focusing on networking available resources and services, which promote long-term solutions for individuals to build success. Different aspects of a client’s life are addressed including housing, budgeting, medical, job training and education through networking resources, eventually leading to independence and self-sufficiency.
CAPNM serves a large geographic area of 13,375 square miles with a total population of over 150,000. Flathead, Lake, Lincoln and Sanders Counties are very rural with limited employment opportunities and low wages. CAPNM is the largest private human-services agency in the four county area, providing a wide variety of services to promote self-sufficiency and independence, which allows maximization of resources to benefit more individuals.
Personal Touch Home Care is available privately or through Medicaid or insurance to people who need assistance with activities of daily living. Attendants are provided for the care and homemaking needs of individuals at risk of nursing home placement. Each friendly Personal Care Attendant is educated, trained, supervised by a professional nurse and have had a professional background check. Services can include transportation, exercise, meal preparation, bathing, grooming and dressing assistance, laundry, light housekeeping, etc.
The Courtyard Apartments consists of 32 units, 16 are available to eligible low-income individuals and families, while the other 16 units are
available transitional housing for those qualifying as homeless.
If accepted into a transitional housing unit the person or family will work closely with a case manager to work towards achieving self-sufficiency. Supportive services are available through case management depending on the individual and family needs.
The Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers allow very low-income individuals and families to choose and lease safe, decent and affordable privately-owned rental housing.
MSH helps low income families construct their own homes. The program is targeted to eligible families who are unable to buy clean, safe
housing through conventional methods.Families perform 65% of the construction labor on each other’s homes under qualified supervision. The savings from the reduction in labor costs lets eligible families own their own homes without a cash down payment. Families move into their homes when all homes in the group are completed.
Homebuyer education courses are offered to give homebuyers the information they need to find, purchase and maintain a home, covering topics such as ID theft, credit, budgeting, and working with realtors, mortgage lenders, home inspectors, and title companies.
Free to Choo$e, a Financial Education course offers an opportunity to learn about budgeting, banking,