LIFTT’s COVID-19 Response
This page will be updated with new information about LIFTT’s operations during the continuing COVID-19 situation as it becomes available.
August 17, 2021
LIFTT Billings Office to tighten restrictions due to COVID-19 resurgence; Billing Community Picnic canceled
Due to the uncertainty created by the rising number of cases of COVID-19 and variants in Yellowstone County; LIFTT has made the decision to again close our office located at 1201 Grand Avenue to the public. In addition, our community picnic scheduled for Billings Rose Park on Friday, August 20 has been canceled.
At the present time, LIFTT team members will continue working from the office during regular business hours but the outside doors will be locked and no walk-in traffic admitted.
Consumers needing to make an appointment with their Independent Living Specialist or PCA program manager may do so but will only be admitted to the office after completing a COVID-19 self-disclosure form and observing our COVID-19 protocols including masking and sanitation. We ask that our consumers please if possible conduct their business with their IL Specialists and PCA program managers through telephone calls, emails, and other electronic means before scheduling an appointment.
The team at LIFTT looks forward to the day when we can get back to in-person appointments and events without unduly putting at risk the health and safety of the communities we serve.
Everybody stay safe and healthy!
June 29, 2021
LIFTT Joins with other MTCILs, DRM, DD Council & M4A to promote vaccine access
Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT) has joined with The Montana Association of Centers for Independent Living, Summit Independent Living, North Central Independent Living Services, Montana Independent Living Project, Disability Rights Montana, The Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities, and the Montana Areas Agencies on Aging Association to sponsor a series of statewide television commercials encouraging seniors and people with disabilities to get the COVID-19 vaccine and to offer them assistance in gaining access to the vaccine.
The coalition has also set up a state-wide phone number (406) 443-4342) and email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) for people who are having trouble scheduling or otherwise accessing vaccine shots to reach out.
The first two ads began running on the channels of the Montana Television Network (The CBS affiliates in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell & Missoula and the NBC Affiliates in Great Falls & Helena) on Monday, June 28, The coalition expects to run up to eight different ads over the next month or so. You can check out the first two below:
June 1, 2021
LIFTT encourages you to get the COVID-19 Vaccine and can help make it happen
Dear Consumers and Friends of LIFTT,
The team here at Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow would like to encourage everyone who is eligible and medically qualified to as soon as possible get a COVID-19 vaccine. Getting all who are able vaccinated against COVID-19 is a critical step in moving our communities, state, nation, and the world out of the darkest days of the last year.
The COVID-19 vaccines being given out by local health departments and other medical providers in our communities are safe and effective and completely free of charge! Visit vaccines.gov to find a location in your area and information about how to make an appointment. You can also find vaccination site information by texting your zip code to 438829 or by calling (800) 232-0233.
If you are a person with a disability and you need assistance in finding a vaccine location near you, making an appointment, getting to a vaccination site, or face other barriers; LIFTT can help you navigate the process. Please give us a call at (406) 259-5181, or send us a message at liftt.org/contact.
For more information about how COVID-19 vaccines work, what vaccines are available for their safety, general side effects, and who can get vaccinated visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html. If you have specific questions about your medical situation and the COVID-19 vaccine please reach out to your health care provider.
If you have already gotten the vaccine or arranged to do so, Thank you for stepping up to protect yourself your families friends, and your communities! Vaccinated individuals can check out https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html. If you are interested in sharing your experience getting the shot on social media checks out the “Share your Shot: campaign from The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities.