To empower persons with disabilities in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential through self-advocacy.
Aims and Objectives
Develop and enhance an individual’s identity while living confidently with a disability through peer mentorship.
- To become effectively and successfully integrated into school, career, or workplace through self-advocacy
- To articulate a sense of purpose for their lives, and pursuing life goals
- To acquire necessary skills to live as independently as possible and become lifelong learners
LIFTT Peer Mentoring Program envisions a community in which every person experiences nurturing one-to-one relationships and community support, which in turn allows each of them to develop into their full potential, capable of making Informed, responsible decisions as involved members of our community.
A person who has experienced a disability may be available to help in a private one-on- one setting to provide peer advice and support to another individual who is experiencing similar adjustment challenges. All peer advocates are trained and supervised by LIFTT’s professional staff members.
Peer Program Service Offerings
Bowling – Arts & Crafts – Movie Nights – Sports Night Get Together, fishing, camping, cooking classes and more
- Living Well with a Disability,
- Working Well with a Disability,
- Women’s health,
- Community Awareness And more
Social Change Activities
LIFTT encourages people to become active advocates for change by participating in a number of programs and Involvement with many task force groups consisting of peer advocates.
The best person to work with a young person with a disability, a barrier or a transition issue is often another young person with a disability who has been there and done that. Our youth peer program is designed to bring these young people together and use each other as a resource.
helping youth transition into adulthood allowing them to live as independently as possible. Services range from providing assistance in finding accessible/affordable housing, applying for Social Security, Social Security Disability Insurance or Medicaid programs, personal care assistance enrollment, Independent Living Skills to applying for employment or going to college.
Montana Youth Transitions Program (MYTransitions) and Montana Youth Leadership Forum (MYLF) – LIFTT works in partnership with these two groups to ensure that youth families, teachers, and professionals alike have access to as much information as possible to help our youth become strong leaders, transition successfully into their next stage of life.
For more information about using, or obtaining our services call (406) 259-5181 or (800) 669-6319.