Montana Independent Living Project, Inc. (MILP) is a not-for-profit agency that provides services that promote independence for people with disabilities.
What is Independent Living?
Independent Living can mean many things to many people, but for thousands of people, independent living simply means having equal access to the same opportunities as the rest of society.
For people identified as having a disability, any set of circumstances should include their right to acquire and have access to:
Full physical and psychological independence as their disability allows,
Full participation in society,
Independent living accommodations: an apartment or personal residence,
Personal political and religious preferences and inclusion,
Any and all forms of public transportation, and
All services provided by business, local, state and federal government agencies and services as specified by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
We work with and for others to ensure that consumers are able to live as independently in their own homes as they desire and have access to all necessary services that promote quality of life within their own residence and the greater community. Click here for more information.
What is a Disability?
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a person with a disability is a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. A record of such impairment is regarded as proof of living with that impairment.
Major life activities may include: walking, seeing, speaking, hearing, breathing, learning, performing manual tasks, caring for oneself and working.
How to Obtain MILP Services:
For more information on how MILP’s services may benefit you or someone you know, contact MILP’s Helena office at 406-442-5755, or toll free 1-800-735-6457.
MILP now has four locations that, combined, provide services to consumers living in fourteen counties throughout Montana. Our main office in Helena provides services in Broadwater, Jefferson, Lewis & Clark and Powell counties; our Butte branch provides services in Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Granite, Jefferson, Madison, and Silver Bow counties; and our Bozeman branch provides services in Gallatin, Meagher, Park, Sweet Grass, and Wheatland counties. Click here for more information.
Payment for MILP services may come from several different resources including the consumer, health and liability insurers; workplace benefit resource programs, and/or state and federal assistance programs. A MILP Independent Living Specialist is available to assist you in identifying, applying for and securing any and all benefits for which you are entitled.
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MILP is a not-for-profit agency governed by a consumer-controlled Board of Directors whose lives have been personally impacted by a disability. It is funded in part by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended in 1992 (Title VII- Independent Living Services), and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (Disability Services Division). To obtain accessible formats of this website information contact MILP's Helena office at (406) 442-5755 or toll free at 1-800-735-6457.