Moving! Billings office is headed to 1241 Crawford Drive in April

The new LIFTT building at 1241 Crawford Drive, The building was formerly St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

LIFTT’s Billings office is moving to 1241 Crawford Drive, the former St. Stephen’s Church building, beginning in April 2024. (photo by Deb Acosta)

Editor’s note: This post combines the articles “LIFTT Billings Office to Move to 1241 Crawford Drive” & “Director’s Corner: See you at 13th & Crawford!” on pages one and two of the latest edition of the LIFTT Connection Newsletter, which can be downloaded here. (Adobe PDF)  

In a significant stride towards expanding its capacity and services, Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT), a cornerstone in empowering individuals with disabilities, is thrilled to announce the purchase of a new building at 1241 Crawford Drive, Billings, MT 59102. the move, set for April 2024, marks an exciting new chapter in LIFTT’s history, furthering its mission to lift individuals above life’s barriers.

Strategically located for enhanced accessibility and community engagement, the new premises at the corner of 13th Street West and Crawford Drive, the former site of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, promises a bright future for LIFTT, its consumers, and the broader disability community. This expansion responds to the growing need for LIFTT’s core independent living services, which has significantly increased since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carlos Ramalho, Executive Director of LIFTT, expressed enthusiasm about the new opportunities the larger space will bring. “The new building will not only accommodate our growing operations but will also allow us to introduce innovative programs and host community activities that will enrich the lives of those we serve,” said Ramalho.

Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow has been a beacon of hope and support for the disabled community across 18 southeastern and south-central Montana counties for over 36 years. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, LIFTT offers a range of programs and services designed to break down physical, bureaucratic, and cultural barriers and promote full, independent participation in society.

As LIFTT embarks on this exciting journey, the organization welcomes the community’s support through donations, which can be made directly at Your contribution will play a vital role in offering a more inclusive and supportive community that enhances the lives of individuals with disabilities.

For more information regarding LIFTT and the move of its Billings office, please contact either Carlos Ramalho, Executive Director (406) 294-5190, or Jed Barton Public Relations, Government Affairs & Independent Living Specialist (406) 294-5186,

In a special message about moving to the LIFTT Community Executive Director, Carlos Ramalho wrote:

To our consumers, friends, and supporters,

We’re thrilled to announce that LIFTT is moving to 1241 Crawford Drive, Billings, MT 59102. The new building, the former St. Stephen’s Church, is on the corner of 13th Street West and Crawford Drive—six blocks north of Grand Avenue and two blocks south of Poly Drive! Our move will not change anything between us—except that it will help us serve you better.

Remember that moving is a normal part of life! You will love LIFTT’s new location because we were thinking of you when we planned it.

Our new office is very close to our current location. There is a bus stop right in front of the new building. If you prefer to drive, there will be lots of parking spaces. We have great plans for the new location. There will be an auditorium, a community room, classrooms, and lots of space for community activities.

LIFTT’s new building is wheelchair-friendly and ADA-accessible. We want everyone to feel welcome and included.

This new location provides LIFTT with the opportunity to grow its vision and empower individuals with disabilities to LIFTT themselves above the barriers of life.

We’ll be moving in April 2024!

At LIFTT, our consumers, friends, and supporters are family. We’ve known each other for a long time. And we can’t wait to have you see our new building. You feel right at home.

To keep track of our move, I encourage you to follow us on, Facebook, and Instagram. For your convenience, our main phone number remains (406) 259-5181, and your IL Specialist and/or PCA program manager’s direct number and email address should remain the same before, during, and after our move.

See you at 13th & Crawford soon,

Carlos Ramalho
Executive Director

About Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT): LIFTT is a Montana 501(c)3 corporation organized as a Center for Independent Living (CIL). With team members based in Billings and Glendive, LIFTT provides people with disabilities with programs and services that help empower them to break down the physical, bureaucratic, and cultural barriers that prevent them from being fully independent participants in their lives and communities throughout 18 counties in southeastern and south central Montana: Big Horn, Carbon, Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, Golden Valley, McCone, Musselshell, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Rosebud, Stillwater, Wibaux, and Yellowstone. For more information, please visit or download our mobile app on either Apple or Google Play.