The Journey Begins!
Established with $5000 in county funding
Organization operated solely by volunteers donating
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.
Renamed The Parenting Place as a way to be more family friendly
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.
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.
Restructured to focus on strengthening families by providing education opportunities
Organization was built on with the help of the Missoula Exchange Club members and volunteer co-coordinators Bob Deaton and Dan Morgan
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)
Strengthened focus on families by providing Parent Aide Program, Nurturing Parenting Program Parent Support Group and Effective Parenting classes
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.
Purchased current building 1644 South 8th Street West after being located in various borrowed spaces, MCPS, Holy Spirit Episcopal church, motel.
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
Celebrated 40th year of organization with rebranding of logo and website