Resources for Independent Living

Independent living resources.

The information on this page provides a starting point for finding resources that are currently available, including housing, transportation, education, employment, and ADA/Disability resources. Click on the tabs below for more information on what resources are available near you.

Housing resources.

mILp Staff assists in the application and placement of housing for people living with disabilities. Check out the links below for housing information. If you live in the Helena, Butte, or Bozeman area, keep scrolling for more housing options specific to your area.

Housing Links

Helena Area Housing

Accessible Low Income Housing

  • Aspen Village Apartments
    615 Janet Street
    Helena, MT 59601
  • East Park Villas (Seniors Only)
    2615 E Broadway Street
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Guardian Apartments (Section 8)
    520 Logan Street
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Helena Housing Authority (Public Housing, Section 8)
    812 Abbey Street
    Helena, MT 59601
    406.442.7970 (TDD)
  • Helena Manor
    2115 Missoula Avenue
    Helena, MT 59601
  • M.E Anderson Apartments (Managed by Helena Housing Authority)
    100 South Warren
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Placer Center Apartments (Section 8)
    21 North Last Chance Gulch
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Ptarmigan/Pheasant Glen Residence (Section 8; some accessible one-bedroom apartments)
    3400 & 3440 Ptarmigan Lane
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Queen City Estates
    2300 North Roberts
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Road Runner
    1071 & 1075 Roadrunner Drive
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Rocky Mountain Development Council
    (Penkay/Eagles Manor; requires meal ticket purchase)

    715 North Fee
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Serendipty Apartments
    8 South Park
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Shadow Mountain Apartments
    2527 Ferndale Lane
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Sunset Capital Apartments
    (Over 62 or disabled; requires the purchase of a meal ticket)

    520 Logan Street
    Helena, MT 59601

Accessible Not Low Income Housing

  • Hunter’s Pointe Retirement
    2801 Colonial Drive
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Touchmark On Saddle Drive
    915 Saddle Drive
    Helena, MT 59601

Non-Accessible Low Income Housing

  • Almanor Apartments
    1415 Missoula Ave
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Broadwater Village (some subsidized, some Section 8)
    1427 Broadwater Circle
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Colonial Terrace Apartments
    2480 E Broadway Street
    Helena, MT 59601
  • East Gate Apartment
    3800 Beechnut Street
    East Helena, MT 59635
  • Tower Hill Apartment (Section 8 ok)
    24 South Ewing
    Helena, MT 59601
  • Vista Square (Secure Housing for All Ages)
    1701 Prospect Avenue
    Helena, MT 59601
  • YMCA of Helena
    201 N Park Avenue
    Helena, MT 59601

Butte Area Housing

Low Income Housing

  • Atherton Apartments (Section 8 ok; 2-3 bedroom)
    4500 Continental Drive
    Butte, MT 59701
  • Butte Public Housing Authority
    220 Curtis Street
    Butte, MT 59701
  • Columbus Plaza (Senior and Disabled Housing)
    1515 Oregon Avenue
    Butte, MT 59701
  • Continental Gardens (62 & Older only)
    100 Garden Way
    Butte, MT 59701
  • Highland View Manor (62 or older)
    3033 Bush Street
    Butte, MT 59701
  • Homeward Bound (Boarding house style living for singles and families)
    304 North Main
    Butte, MT 59701
  • Legion Oasis
    3400 Hill Avenue
    Butte, MT 59701
  • Meadowlands
    4034 Elizabeth Warren Avenue
    Butte, MT 59701
  • Mining City Management
    2825 Farragut Avenue
    Butte, MT 59701
  • Silver Bow Village Apartments
    910 Evans
    Butte, MT 59701

Bozeman Area Housing

Affordable Housing

  • Alliance Properties
    2621 West College
    Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Aspen Meadows(1, 2, & 3 bedrooms)
    1062 West Oak Street
    Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Bridger Peaks Village
    1483 North 15th
    Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Castlebar Apartments (2 & 3 Bedrooms)
    1201 North 25th
    Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Comstock Apartments (1, 2, & 3 bedroom)
    777 Haggerty Lane
    Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Darlington Manor (Senior & Disabled housing, Studio & 1 bedroom)
    606 North 5th
    Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Gallatin Manor (2 & 3 bedrooms)
    1806 West Beall
    Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Greenwood Plaza (2, 3, & 4 bedrooms)
    802 North Grand
    Bozeman MT 59715
  • Legion Villa (Senior & Disabled Housing; 1 & 2 bedroom)
    1215 West Durston
    Bozeman, MT 59715
  • Spring Run Apartments (Senior and Disabled Housing)
    1325 North 15th
    Bozeman, MT 59715

Other Housing Areas

Affordable Housing

  • Big Boulder Residences (Project-based Section 8)
    501 E. 4th Street
    Boulder, MT 59632
  • Big Sky Villa
    204 West Jefferson
    Belgrade, MT 59714
  • Gallatin Apartments (1 & 2 bedrooms)
    404 West Railroad South
    Manhattan, MT 59714
  • Hearthstone Apartments
    400 Oak Street
    Anaconda, MT 59711
  • Housing Authority of Anaconda
    10 Main Street
    Anaconda, MT 59711
  • Livingston Landlady
    124 West Lewis
    Livingston, MT 59047
  • Livingston Village (Senior and Disabled Housing)
    603 Robin Lane
    Livingston, MT 59047
  • M. Tate Management
    The Livingston Enterprise
  • Maverick Realty
    515 West Park Street
    Livingston, MT 59047
  • Senior Citizen Apartments (Studio, 1, & 2 bedrooms)
    204 South Main
    Livingston, MT 59047
  • Shermont Manor (Senior and Disabled Housing; 1 & 2 bedrooms)
    220 Poppleton Street
    Sheridan, MT 59749
  • The Cottonwood (2 bedroom)
    209 Dinsmore/P.O Box 26
    Clyde Park, MT 59018
  • The Meadows
    527 Prairie Lane
    Deer Lodge, MT 59722
  • Timberline Apartments (1 bedroom)
    1006 Cardinal
    Belgrade, MT 59714
  • Timberline Apartments (1, 2, & 3 bedrooms)
    1302 East Montana
    Livingston, MT 59047
  • Valley Housing
    400 Hugel Street
    Ennis, MT 59729
  • View Vista Drive (Studio, 1, & 2 bedrooms)
    1 View Vista Drive
    Livingston, MT 59047

Transportation resources.

mILp understands the need and desire for a functional public transportation system. Research has shown a lack of affordable and accessible transportation options causes seniors and people living with disabilities to become geographically isolated and socially excluded. This affects not only individuals but also entire communities. It is simply not enough to offer opportunities within our community if there are prohibitive conditions, such as a lack of available, accessible, integrated, and affordable transportation, which prevents people from accessing their community.

Statewide, regional, and local needs assessments have consistently identified accessible, integrated, and affordable transportation as the single greatest unmet need. mILp’s consumers consistently ask for individual training and support for existing services and our participation in advocacy strategies to improve this unacceptable, isolating, and segregating circumstance.

Over the last three decades, we have actively pursued viable solutions to this vital issue. Last fall, mILp partnered with Capitol Taxi and launched the Helena Area Evening & Weekend Accessible, Affordable, and Integrated Taxi Voucher Program. This filled an unmet need in the area due to the City of Helena’s public transit service not operating after 6pm on weekdays, and is nonexistent on the weekends. We began providing 120 rides a month, and are now providing over 300 rides per month. For more information, check out We are implementing a similar service in Bozeman with HRDC and Greater Valley Taxi beginning July 2017.

We are thankful to these A.I.R. Program Generous Community Donors:

Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation
 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) | Montana
Montana Council on Developmental Disabilities
St. Paul's Methodist Church | Partners in Helena United Methodist Ministries
First Interstate Bank
Van's Thirftway Food Store
Good Samaritan Ministries Thrift Store
Town Pump
St. Peter's Cathedral
White Wolf United
Helena Area Community Foundation
Anderson Zurmuhlen Technology Services
Woolsey's Tire, Brake, & Alignment
The Betts Family Foundation

Regular and Paratransit Options

Helena Area

  • Capital Transit (formerly HATS)

    The Capital Transit dispatch/office is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There is no dispatcher between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. Telephone calls for ADA Paratransit rides are accepted from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Reservations for the day after a holiday or Monday may be made during the 8:00 am to 4 pm on the Holiday or Sunday. The dispatcher will add you to the schedule the following day.

    1415 North Montana Avenue
    Helena MT 59601

  • Capitol Taxi in association with mILp

    In Helena, Evening & Weekend Accessible, Affordable, and Integrated Taxi Voucher Program
    Call 406.449.5525

Butte Area

  • Butte Silver Bow Transit (THE BUS)

    The Bus provides service throughout the Butte urban area including Walkerville and both Montana Tech campuses. Buses run on five routes Monday through Friday from 6:45 am to 6:15 p.m., and one route on Saturdays operating between 8:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Curb to curb paratransit service is available for people with disabilities who are unable to use The Bus. This service is provided by Butte-Silver Bow Transit.


  • Mining City Taxi


  • Butte Cab Company


  • Whitehall Public Transportation

    Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekends and evenings are by appointment only and 24-hour notice is appreciated. Weather conditions may impact service. It is advised to check with Dispatcher during adverse weather events.

Bozeman Area

  • Streamline

    The schedules vary by season, please visit Streamline's website, email, or call first for Bozeman Paratransit Services

    406.587.2434 or send an email to

  • Galavan

    Galavan provides door-to-door transportation service for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. You can ride Galavan if you are over 59 or have a disability. Call by 3pm the day before your trip to schedule a ride. Many seniors and people with disabilities are able to use the regular Streamline fixed route system; the office can assist in understanding how to use Streamline and/or Galavan.


  • Greater Valley Taxi

    Open every day of the year including holidays and weekends - 24 hours every day of the week.

    Visit or send an email to

  • Skyline - Link to the Peak!

    The bus runs seven days a week, except during the off-season when it runs Mon-Fri, please refer to the timetables for exact hours of service for each route.


  • Shuttle to Big Sky & Taxi


  • West Yellowstone Foundation Bus

    This service provides weekly round trips between Bozeman and West Yellowstone, Montana for any purpose with advance reservation on a first come first served basis. Service to people with medical appointments has priority. Their bus has lift-equipment for people with disabilities. The price is $15 for Seniors (60+) and $20 for non-Seniors


Other Areas

  • City of Dillon, Montana

    Free rides for everyone. The schedule is Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Last call at 4:30 p.m.)


  • Salt Lake Express

    Don't worry about who will drop you off or where you can park your car for an extended period of time. Salt Lake Express will come pick you up. They offer door-to-door pick-up and drop-off service in many of their cities to ensure you have a stress-free travel experience. Door-to-door service is available for Rexburg, ID, Idaho Falls ID, Logan, UT, and St. George, UT.

    208.656.8824 or 800.356.9796 (toll-free)
    Visit saltlakeexpress.comor send an email to

  • Jefferson Lines

    Jefferson Lines provides daily scheduled service to 13 states, from Montana to Wisconsin and Minnesota to Texas.

    800.451.5333 (toll-free)

ADA/disability resources.

Want to know what Disability Rights are? How about what the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is? Check out these links:

Employment resources.

The purpose of the Independent Living Movement is to remove barriers for people living with disabilities. You are entitled to have the same opportunities for raising a family, getting an education, and working. Here are some resources for job seekers: