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Nearly 75 years of helping people toward greater independence.

Our organization was formed in December 1946 as the Montana Chapter of the National Society for Crippled Children & Adults (the name then for national Easterseals).  From a small office in Helena, Montana that served as our first state headquarters, our organization has grown to serve a four-state region that in 2018  touched the lives of nearly 14,000 people through our programs, services, events and volunteer opportunities. Today, our regional headquarters is located in Great Falls, Montana.  We have 43 different programs in 43 service sites across Montana, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming with more than 1000 employees.