Get Help for Relationship Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Stalking

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We encourage you to share this information with your friends, family, and coworkers in an effort to help those who suffer abuse. ***** Domestic violence, relationship abuse, stalking, sexual assault . . . All such forms of violence are more common than we like to admit. Sometimes we …

Five Veteran Stand Downs span Montana this autumn

Five Veteran Stand Downs will take place in the months of September and October across Montana in Helena, Poplar, Hamilton, Great Falls and Libby. The concept of the Veteran Stand Down was created by two Vietnam veterans, Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachinson. In 1988, they held the first Veteran Stand Down in the …

Jobs, Justice, Freedom: the 50th Anniversary of “I Have a Dream”

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech.  Over the weekend civil rights leaders addressed thousands in front of the Lincoln Memorial calling for justice, equal access, jobs, healthcare, education, voters' rights, and an end to immigrant discrimination. Today at MLSA we'll …

Text with Caution: Direct Express Scam

A recent press release by the the Social Security Administration has warned consumers of a texting scam involving “Direct Express” cards. The Direct Express card is used by the U.S. Treasury as an alternative to direct deposit for those who do not have a bank account. The texting scam attempts to dupe people into giving …

Need Low-Cost Health Insurance? You may be eligible for Health Insurance Marketplace coverage

Under the Affordable Care Act (sometimes called “Obamacare”), many low-income Montanans may be eligible to get help to pay for health insurance.  The help comes in the form of subsidies or tax credits. The amount of the subsidy or tax credit depends on your income and other facts. The subsidy and tax credits would apply …

MLSA Volunteers for United Way Day of Action

MLSA personnel from Missoula volunteered at the 17th Annual United Way Day of Action. The Day of Action is a community-wide day of hands-on volunteering coordinated by the United Way of Missoula County to connect volunteers from local businesses with local nonprofit organizations. The Day of Action demonstrates how volunteerism is vital to communities. community. …

Veteran Stand Down – Bozeman – June 15, 2013

Bozeman is hosting its 3rd Annual Veteran Stand Down this Saturday, June 15, 2013. Veterans can receive haircuts, healthcare, dental work, job counseling, and can meet with state and federal officials who will work to make sure veterans are enrolled in appropriate programs. The Montana Legal Services Association will provide information about its services, how to …

MLSA en Español

MLSA has recently constructed a new webpage dedicated to resources in Spanish. This makes connecting with Spanish speakers much easier. The webpage has a simple, obvious name: ‘En Español’. A link to the page is provided on the MLSA homepage, reading ‘Para recursos en español, haga clic aquí’ (For resources in Spanish, click here). This …