To empower persons with disabilities in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their 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 the necessary skills to live as independently as possible and become lifelong learners
LIFTT Peer Mentoring Program envisions a community in which every person experiences healthy relationships, enjoys community support, and is actively involved in a world that is inclusive for everyone.
At LIFTT we understand that consumers new to a disability may be discouraged and lost. We offer peer mentors for one-on-one counseling, advocacy, and guidance. All peer mentors are educated in the IL philosophy and bring personal life experiences to the table.
Peer Program Service Offerings
- Weekly Online Peer Support Groups
- Monthly Social in the Community Room (Board Games, Card Games, Video Games, and Snacks)
- Living well in the community classes
- Afternoon movies
- Seasonal online parties that allow participants to socialize, network, and build relationships with others in the community
- And we are thinking of new activities to engage in
- Healthy community living
- Healthy cooking class online
- Community awareness and more
Systems and Social Change Activities
- Montana IL Community Living Task Force
- Montana IL Transportation Taskforce
- Montana IL Native American Task Force
- Montana IL Self Determination Task Force
- Montana IL Legislative Advocacy Committee
- And More!
- Peer to Peer Mentoring available
- Referrals to community resources
- Providing Assistance in finding accessible and affordable housing
- Aid in applying for Social Security and/or Social Security Disability Insurance
- Help navigating Medicaid programs
- Personal care assistance enrollment
- Independent living skills
- Apply for employment
- Enrolling in college and other post-secondary educational opportunities
For more information about the LIFTT peer program contact Peer Program coordinator Tanya Thomas @ (406) 690-6324 or send a message through our website: liftt.org/contact
For more information about using, or obtaining our services call (406) 259-5181 or (800) 669-6319.
Programs & Services
- Information and Referral
- Individual & Systems Change Advocacy
- SPIRIT Club Virtual Health and Fitness
- IL Skills Training
- Institutional Transition & Diversion
- Youth Transitions
- Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)
- Medicaid Community First Choice Self Directed Personal Assistance Program (CFC-SDPAS)
- Peer Program