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Our History

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1981

The Journey Begins!

Established with $5000 in county funding

1982-1984

Organization operated solely by volunteers donating

4316

Volunteer Hours

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1986

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Staff comprised of a part time coordinator, VISTA, social work practicum student, RSVP person and volunteers. 

 

Montana Children’s Trust Fund grant sponsored Survivors Anonymous support group and Step families Program.

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2000

Renamed The Parenting Place as a way to be more family friendly

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2003

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Exchange Club member Lee Cox began reselling furniture and refurbishing appliances with proceeds going to The Parenting Place. 

 

Later this would become Donation Warehouse still our main partner to this day. 

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2017

Began providing parent education to incarcerated parents at the Missoula County Detention Center.

 

We don’t want to wait to address the problem, as these parents enter the corrections system we want to address the multiple issues that will eventually increase the risks for their children as well.

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2020

Restructured to focus on strengthening families by providing education opportunities

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1982

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Organization was built on with the help of the Missoula Exchange Club members and volunteer co-coordinators Bob Deaton and Dan Morgan

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1984

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United Way provide first grant to the organization to provide a part time paid coordinator and a new name adopted- The Child and Family Resource Council (CFRC)

1990’s

Strengthened focus on families by providing Parent Aide Program, Nurturing Parenting Program Parent Support Group and Effective Parenting classes

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2001

Began providing Nurturing Parenting Program to the men and women at the Missoula Pre-Release Center building relationships that have and will continue to result in longer term connections with The Parenting Place once they are released. 

 

Providing an opportunity to continue supporting the family, often the other parent and the children.

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2004

Purchased current building 1644 South 8th Street West after being located in various borrowed spaces, MCPS, Holy Spirit Episcopal church, motel.

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2018

$10,000

MATCH

Muralt Family Foundation

Muralt Family Foundation match began. All new gifts are matched up to $10,000 and they are committed to matching until the year 2029

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2021

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Celebrated 40th year of organization with rebranding of logo and website

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