Project Community Connect

    Project Community Connect is back!

    After a four year hiatus, Project Community Connect (PCC) returns to Missoula! This event happened annually for 14 years, but has not been held since 2020.  Missoula’s 15th event is scheduled for March 27, 2024.

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    Check back often for updated information. Please direct all inquiries to Selya at or 406-370-8538

    Project Community Connect 2024

    PCC is designed to provide core-services and hospitality to community members experiencing resource insecurity.  PCC is a one-stop-shop, with many community providers and organizations coming together to help meet our neighbors’ basic needs while they work towards obtaining stability- all in a safe, welcoming, and stigma-free environment.


    Please note: Project Community Connect will be held throughout the entirety of the library building and will have an impact on MPL’s services for the day.  There will be no passport processing during the event hours. Parking will be limited.

    Project Community Connect

    In partnership with Missoula First United Methodist Church and Food Not Bombs, we will be offering a pre-Project Community Connect breakfast at First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, located on 300 E Main St. (Use Main St. entrance. Elevator accessible entrance in alley behind the church.)
    Free hot breakfast and beverages served 8am-10am.

    We are currently recruiting volunteers and searching for volunteer leadership for this incredible event! Volunteer opportunities for this event include: 


    • Traffic and parking
    • Guest services
    • Serving food and refreshments
    • Assist with setup and cleanup to ensure the event runs smoothly
    • Coat check

    No matter your skills or availability, there’s a place for you to volunteer at PCC. Every helping hand makes a difference in creating a safe, stigma-free environment where everyone feels valued and supported. 


    Please use this link to check the schedule and sign up to volunteer at Project Community Connect! Volunteer orientations will be held on Tuesday, March 26th from 9-9:45am and 5:30-6:15pm at the Missoula Public Library. Volunteers only need to attend one orientation!


    Do you consider yourself a leader? Love meeting new people? Working as a volunteer lead at PCC might be the job for you! If you are interested in working as one of eight volunteer leads, please contact the volunteer coordinators for more information. Volunteer leads will need to be present for an orientation on Monday, March 25th, both general volunteer orientations on Tuesday, March 26th, and the majority of the event on Wednesday, March 27th.

    “These are our neighbors, and we have to do what we can to keep letting them know that they matter. I think that’s the biggest thing. That they matter, we care, and we’re trying to do something about it.”

    Theresa Williams, Project Community Connect 2020

    Learn more about this vital community program in this video highlighting the 14th Annual Project Community Connect:

    Services & Providers

    Aging & Disability Services

    (Adult Protective Services, Summit Independent Living, The Arc Western Montana, Missoula Aging Services)

    Flu/Shingles/COVID/RSV/TDAP/Pneumococcal Vaccines
    Information on how to report adult maltreatment
    Resources & Information on housing related services, registration for free classes



    Child, Youth, & Family Services

    (Missoula Head Start, The Parenting Place, Watson Children’s Shelter, Families First, Youth Homes- Dan Fox Family Care, Mountain Home Montana)
    Parenting Resources
    Program Information
    Childcare (children age 3+, stipulations apply)


    Community Services

    (Montana Women Vote, The Center, Missoula County Community Justice Dept., Missoula Tenants Union, Montana Coalition to Solve Homelessness, Unhoused Neighbors Union)
    Voter Registration
    Program & Advocacy Resources
    Housing & Renters Rights Information



    (Missoula Area Dentists, Dental Hygienists, and Dental Assistants)
    Dental Screenings, Cleanings, & Extractions
    Hygiene Instruction & Referrals


    Employment & Education

    (Easterseals Goodwill, Home Instead, Job Service Missoula, Missoula Works, Walmart, Human Resource Council XI, Vocational Rehab, Job Corps)
    Employment Opportunities
    Job Counseling and Resumes & application assistance
    Job Service registration


    Eye Care

    (Lions Club Missoula)
    Vision Screenings
    Reading Glasses


    (Rural Dynamics, Inc., Homeword)
    Financial & Housing Counseling
    Credit Checks & Information



    Lunch Served by Salvation Army
    Coffee, Water, Light Snacks
    Some vendors are providing snacks



    (Studio Beauty School)
    Shampoo & Haircut
    *may have long wait time



    (WMMHC, Hope Rescue Mission, Human Resource Council XI, MIC Housing Advocate Network, Missoula Housing Authority, The Poverello Center, MT Fair Housing)
    Shelter/ Housing Options & Assistance
    Subsidized waitlist sign-ups
    Background checks
    MAP assessment
    Clarification re: non-discrimination laws


    IDs, Birth Certificates, Notarizations*

    (Human Resource Council XI/ 211, Missoula County Clerk & Treasurers Office, Missoula Public Library)
    State IDs, In- and Out- of State Birth Certificates
    *these services require proper documentation and may have long wait time


    Legal Services

    (Missoula County Pretrial Diversion Program, MT Legal Services, Municipal Court, Office of Public Defender, PASS Program)
    Appear before Justice &/or Municipal Court to resolve your case
    Case management
    Legal Information
    Advocacy, Legal Assistance, Referrals



    (Partnership Health Care, Open Aid Alliance, Blue Mountain Clinic, IPHARM, MSU College of Nursing- Missoula Campus)
    Community Care Team & Mobile Clinic Available
    STI testing (Syphilis, HIV, HCV, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia)
    Sharps Disposal Info & Supplies
    Emergency contraceptives, condoms, pregnancy tests
    Health screening & services for: diabetes, cholesterol, bone density, blood pressure
    Comprehensive medication reviews and asthma management services
    Foot care (washing, trimming, filing, lotion)


    Mental Health

    (3 Rivers Mental Health Center, WMMHC, River Walk Crisis Center, Winds of Change, NAMI Missoula, We Care Behavioral Health, Stepping Stones Behavioral Health Services, Fourth D Club, Mobile Support Team)
    Referral forms for mental health center services
    Information for counseling, group support, mental health resources
    Substance use/gambling disorders treatment services
    Peer Advisory Council outreach, 988 awareness, substance-free networking information
    Crisis Support


    Personal Hygiene (kit available upon Exit Survey completion)

    (Missoula Public Library- Yarns Group)

    Hygiene Kits with hand knitted washcloth


    Pet Services

    (Missoula City/ County Animal Control, Humane Society of Western MT, Peak Paws Grooming, LLC)
    Nail Trimming, mat shaving
    Pet food & other supplies
    Pet sitting service (limited)


    Public Assistance

    (Missoula Food Bank & Community Center, All Nations Health Center, Missoula Field Office of Public Assistance, Partnership Health Center)
    SNAP/Medicaid/LIHEAP application assistance
    Community resource & double SNAP dollar information
    Medicaid/HMK Enrollment and/or assistance completing Medicaid renewal forms



    (Free Cycles Missoula, Missoula in Motion)
    Bike Lights & Helmets
    Bus Schedules & Route Information
    Bicycle Maintenance: Hands-on teaching



    (Department of Veterans Affairs, Missoula Vet Center, MT DLI- Disabled Veterans Outreach Program, MT Veterans Affairs Division, Veterans Inc., Volunteers of America, Vocational Rehab)
    Health care benefits enrollment and eligibility information
    Housing vouchers, mental health services, transition housing & healthcare information
    Application assistance for service connection and pension


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