Soroptimist International of Hamilton is proud to support the following community organizations:

           Emma’s House, a children’s advocacy center, is a safe place for children and families to talk to                 professionals about child abuse and neglect. At Emma’s House the primary concern is a child’s             safety.  The staff works to ensure that children feel safe and comfortable.  They strive to reduce             trauma and promote healing for children and their families. 

                 

In 1987, the members of the Hamilton Soroptimists, identified a need for our community to provide   safe havens for women and children fleeing violent homes. Members of the Soroptimists educated themselves about the dynamics and effects of domestic violence and developed a network of safe  homes and an emergency hotline. This network, originally named Family Violence Services, ha grown       into an organization, SAFE, that offers a variety of programs and activities designed to create a violence-free community.  

                      The Linda Massa Youth Home is an eight-bed group home located in Hamilton, MT                                 that is licensed to provide short-term crisis intervention and longer-term group care       for youth, ages 10 to 18.  The Linda Massa Youth Home cares for children who are facing abuse, neglect, emotional trauma and substance abuse problems. Through emergency shelters, therapeutic group homes, foster care and adoption programs and counseling services, they provide a safe refuge for youngsters while they begin the difficult process of healing.  

Literacy Bitterroot is a nonprofit corporation providing free, confidential instruction                               to enable Ravalli County adults to become literate or complete their high school equivalency diploma (GED) so they can succeed as workers, parents, and citizens.  

       Bitterroot CASA is dedicated to the safety, well-being, and best interests of the children in the                Dependency System of Ravalli County. Through a comprehensive program we work to ensure children’s needs are being met. Advocates take a stand for abused children, giving them a chance at a brighter future.  

The mission of Casting for Recovery is to enhance the quality of life of women with breast cancer           through a unique program that combines breast cancer education and peer support with the                 therapeutic sport of fly fishing. The retreats offer opportunities for women to find inspiration,                 discover renewed energy for life and experience healing connections with other women and nature.  

        Soroptimist of Hamilton partners with local physicians and Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital to bring           Women’s Health Programs and Initiatives to the community.  These programs include the Aid for             Mammography Fund and the Colonoscopy Fund, which helps local residents in need obtain clinician office visits, exams, screening mammograms and colonoscopies and other necessary related diagnostic   procedures.    

Montana Food Bank Network and BackPack Program. One in seven Montanan’s struggle with hunger   and of those seven, five are children.  Each year the Montana Food Bank Network distributes approximately 8 million pounds of food around the state through local food pantries and the      BackPack program. Our organization also provides much needed support and funding for Genesis House and Domestic Violence/Trafficking awareness.  

           Our club also participates in the Dream Program of Soroptimist International; Live Your Dream:                 Education and Training Awards for Women to help women and girls achieve social and economic             empowerment. The Dream Programs of Soroptimist ensure women and girls have access to the               education and training they need to reach their full potential and live their dreams. Soroptimist is committed to investing in programs that have a sustainable, measurable change for women and girls.

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