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“As a working mother and student, I was faced with additional stress when my family's financial circumstances changed drastically. Although the changes were relatively short-lived, we experienced the hardship of choosing whether to pay our mortgage and utilities or buy groceries for our family of 5. I am grateful for the nutritional and emotional relief that the GFCMSU Food Pantry was able to provide for us.

My children were aware of some of our financial hardships, but luckily never had to experience the physical and emotional stress of lack of food. The experience has made them more aware of what many people in our community may deal with on a daily basis and they said more than once, ‘we are so lucky your school can help us like this’!“

- Allison McKnight, Great Falls College MSU Nursing Student, 2017


Going to school is financially challenging
and it involves more than paying for tuition, books, and fees. Having adequate money for rent, food, transportation, utilities, daycare and other basic needs is essential to your success while you complete your coursework at Great Falls College MSU. Make sure to utilize the resources available to you to help manage your personal financial needs.

They include:

  • Checking into the Essential Action Tools Resource on D2L which will be available at the start of the 2017 Fall semester. Every student has access to this tool. It provides resources from the community for food, housing, and other basic needs. Fellow students also share practical, cost-saving ideas for living on a limited budget.

  • Talking to your advisor. Even if he or she doesn’t have a solution for your problem, they most likely could help point you to a resource in the community.

  • If you are in an urgent situation, and you need help now, please contact any of the following resources:

Access To:

Food/Meals

Housing

Counseling

Connect With Other Needed Services

Great Falls College Food Pantry

To all Great Falls College MSU students. Need to present your ID card.

No No Limited information
Great Falls Mental Health Triage No No 3 Free Crisis Counseling Sessions to GFC MSU students Yes
YWCA To women who are in an abusive relationship and their children To women who are in an abusive relationship and their children To women who are in an abusive relationship and their children

To women who are in an abusive relationship and their children

Helping Hands Food Pantry Yes No No Yes
Voices of Hope No No Yes Yes
Great Falls Rescue Mission Yes Yes No Some
Family Promise For families with children For families with children Yes Yes
Great Falls College Veteran Center No No No For Great Falls College MSU Veteran students

Tools

Hours

Contact Information

Great Falls College Food Pantry

Call during 9 am-5 pm
However, may be able to meet outside those hours to give access to the Food Pantry.

Office of Student Activities
(406) 771-4324
studentactivities@gfcmsu.edu2100 16th Avenue South, Great Falls
Room: B104
Great Falls Mental Health Triage Will arrange Crisis Counseling sessions 24/7 Tim Dallacqua & Barbara Nelson(406) 272-1086
GreatFallsPsychTriage@gmail.com
600 Central Ave. Suite 305, Great Falls, MT 59401
YWCA (Mercy Home) Hotline: 24 hours a day
Business Hours M-F 9 am-5 pm

ReceptionistHotline: (800) 352-7449 or (406) 453-1018
Business Phone: (406) 452-1315
ywcagreatfalls@bresnan.net
or www.ywcagreatfalls.org
P.O. Box 65, Great Falls, MT 59403

Helping Hands Food Pantry Monday-Thursday: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Michele Raymes(406) 453-9551
felc@bresnan.net
726 2nd Avenue North, Great Falls 59401
Voices of Hope- MT 211 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Jackie FitzgeraldHotline: (406) 453-4357
Business Line: (406) 268-1330 & (406) 231-1986
jackie@voicesofhope.info

P.O. Box 1788, Great Falls, MT 59403

Great Falls Rescue Mission Business Hours: 8am-5pm
Answer Phone: 8 am-9 pm
ReceptionistMen’s Shelter: (406) 761-0095
Women & Families Shelter: (406) 452-1483
Business Line: (406) 761-2653
contactus@greatfallsrescuemission.org

408 2nd Avenue South Great Falls, MT 59405

Family Promise 8 am-5 pm everyday Sharron Odden(406) 866-0288
sharon@familypromisegf.org

1025 Central Avenue, Great Falls 59401

Great Falls College Veteran Center Mon - Wed: 8:30 - 1:30
Thurs: 8:30 - 12:30

Kevin Lyons - Veterans Success Coach(406) 771-4434
kevin.lyons@gfcmsu.edu
2100 16th Avenue South, Great Falls
Room: B 103

Disclaimer: Great Falls College Montana State University does not endorse or claim responsibility for the services provided by these local community resources. Since contact information can change, please be aware that the most accurate information will always be found by contacting the specific service.