LIFTT’s COVID-19 Response
This page will be updated with new information about LIFTT’s operations during the COVID-19 emergency as it becomes available.
October 7, 2020
In response to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases in Yellowstone County and the surrounding area, starting October 7, 2020, with exception of the management team, the staff of Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT), will be working remotely.
This period of remote work will run through the close of business on Friday November 6, 2020 at which time LIFTT will reevaluate the situation and make further determinations regarding our operations. Updates will be posted to our website, Facebook and Twitter pages as they become available.
During this period of remote work, LIFTT staff will be, during regular business hours, continue to provide services via phone, email, fax, and other technology. We will monitor and respond to all voice messages and emails to LIFTT in a timely manner.
LIFTT is taking these actions out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our staff, consumers and the community. We thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.
The LIFTT staff and board assure you that during this challenging time LIFTT remains committed to our mission of empowering persons with disabilities to “LIFTT” themselves over the barriers of life.
Tuesday June 16, 2020
CARES ACT Funding Available to Persons with Disables through LIFTT
Due to a recent CARES Act Award, Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT) is pleased to announce the availability of limited financial assistance to persons with disabilities. The award, made possible by a grant from the Administration for Community Living, targets individuals and families who are experiencing difficulties due to COVID-19.
To access these funds, applicants must go through LIFTT’s information & referral process
Recipients can only access COVID-19 funds once. The funds must be distributed by September 30, 2021, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Funds can be used for a variety of expenses, including access to technology and technology training; purchase of masks and gloves; personal care necessities; and payment of household expenses such as utilities and rent. Contact LIFTT to discuss the application process and whether you and/or your family are eligible.
LIFTT’s offices remain closed to the public. Those seeking COVID-19 assistance or any other services from LIFTT can contact us Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling (406) 259-5181, or (800) 669-6319, contact us at liftt.org/contact. You can also find LIFTT on Facebook and Twitter.
LIFTT is deeply appreciative of all the organizations helping Montanans navigate this unprecedented time in our history. We know that by working together, we will find a way through this.
Stay Safe & Healthy,
Your Friends at LIFTT
Thursday April 24, 2020
To the consumers and friends of LIFTT,
As some Montana business and institutions begin to open as soon as Monday April 27, in line with the directives issued by Gov. Steve Bullock, we would like to take this opportunity to update you on what is happening here at Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT).
LIFTT will not be reopening its offices on 04/27 and will remain closed to the public until further notice. This action is being taken to protect our staff as well as the people and communities we serve many of whom are particularly susceptible to COVID-19 and its effects.
LIFTT is also continuing its prohibition on in person meetings and travel until further notice. Staff both in the Self-Directed Personal Care and Independent Living programs remain available to provide services through telephone, email, and other internet platforms. So please if you or someone you know might need our services do not hesitate to call, email, or contact us through social media we are here for you!
We wish we could tell you when we are going to reopen our offices or begin seeing consumers in person but that remains unknown at this time. What we do know is that when we reopen, we want to be in a position where we can stay opened.
With that objective in mind LIFTT is committed to working with local public health officials as well as our state and federal partners to develop appropriate office and in person procedures for increased sanitation and social distancing to make sure we are all as safe as possible.
Finally, we would like to encourage everyone to stay safe and healthy, keep washing and sanitizing your hands, stay at home, make only necessary trips and when you do go out make sure you observe social distancing guidelines such as covering your face and keeping six feet apart.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time. Do not forget to reach out if you think we can help, you can find our contact information here.
We hope to see you as soon as it is safe to do so!
Your Friends @ LIFTT
To facilitate better communications, here is a directory of LIFTT staff:
LIFTT Main Number/Messaging: (406) 259-5181
LIFTT Contact Us email form: http://www.liftt.org/contact/
LIFTT Fax Number
Self Direct Personal Care Assistant Program
Freda Mook, PCA Program Supervisor, (406) 294-5182, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lanette Brown, PCA Program Facilitator, (406) 294-5184, email@example.com
Independent Living Program
Freda Mook, IL Program Supervisor, (406) 294-5182, firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Woodard, Data & Quality Control Manager, (406) 294-5185, email@example.com
Brooke Brandt, IL Specialist, (406) 294-5191, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Parkins, IL Specialist, (406) 294-5188, email@example.com
Jed Barton, Outreach & Government Affairs, (406) 294-5186, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanya Thomas, Peer Coordinator, (406) 690-6234, email@example.com