Events

Extraordinary Meetings of LIFTT Board of Directors May 17 & May 18

Extraordinary Meetings of LIFTT Board of Directors May 17 & May 18

An Extraordinary meetings of the LIFTT board of directors will be held on May 17

Extraordinary meetings of the LIFTT Board of Directors will be held on Friday, May 17, 2024, beginning at 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 18, 2024, beginning at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. at the Billings LIFTT Office (1241 Crawford Drive). The public is invited to attend and offer comments during the public comment period.

Click here to view or download the agenda for the May 17, 2024, Extraordinary LIFTT Board of Directors meeting. (Adobe PDF)

Click here to view or download the agenda for the  May 18, 2024, 9 a.m. Extraordinary LIFTT board of directors meeting. (Adobe PDF)

Click here to view or download the agenda for the May 18, 2024, 10 a.m. Extraordinary  LIFTT board of directors meeting. (Adobe PDF)

 

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, Treasure, Wibaux, and Yellowstone. For more information, please visit liftt.org or download our mobile app for your Apple or Android Device.

You can donate to LIFTT by clicking here.

 

Extraordinary Meetings of LIFTT Board of Directors May 17 & May 18

Extraordinary Meetings of LIFTT Board of Directors April 30 & May 1

Extraordinary meetings of the LIFTT board of directors will be held on April 30 and May 1.

Extraordinary meetings of the LIFTT Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, April 30, and Wedensday, May 1, 2024, beginning at 4 p.m. The meeting will be at the Billings LIFTT Office (1241 Crawford Drive). The public is invited to attend and offer comments during the public comment period.

Click here to view or download the meeting agenda for the Special April 30, 2024, LIFTT board of directors meeting. (Adobe PDF) 

Click here to view or download the meeting agenda for the  Special May 1, 2024, LIFTT board of directors meeting. (Adobe PDF)

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, Treasure, Wibaux, and Yellowstone. For more information, please visit liftt.org or download our mobile app for your Apple or Android Device.

You can donate to LIFTT by clicking here.

 

Grand Opening @ New Billings Location May 10

Grand Opening @ New Billings Location May 10

LIFTT invites you to join us for the grand opening of our new Billings location (1241 Crawford Drive) on Friday May 10 from 11-2

Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT) is excited to announce the Grand Opening of our new office location at 1241 Crawford Drive in Billings. The event will take place on Friday, May 10, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join them for a day filled with celebration, as we mark the beginning of a new chapter in our journey to empower individuals with disabilities in southeastern and south-central Montana. Guests can expect gourmet hors d’oeuvres catered by the Passages Culinary Arts Program, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony by the Billings Chamber of Commerce, and exciting door prizes including gift cards and baskets from local restaurants and businesses, MSU Bobcat Football tickets, hotel nights in Vegas, and more.

Executive Director Carlos Ramalho expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “The grand opening will celebrate the new building, LIFTT’s permanent headquarters. For many years, we have dreamed of having our building, and our dream has become a reality.”

Ramalho added, “The grand opening is also a celebration of our team members’ resilience. On March 3, 2024, our lives were suddenly turned upside down after our previous location was flooded, and we had to suspend our operations. Thanks to all our team members, LIFTT could move to a building that had not been remodeled, had no telephone, and had no internet server. Working together, our team transformed a disaster into a success story, and on April 1, 2024, we were able to open our doors to the public we serve again.”

LIFTT invites the community to explore their new facility, learn more about their vast array of programs and services, and join them in celebrating this milestone event.

Grand Opening Sponsorships Available

LIFTT is looking for businesses and individuals interested in sponsoring our grand opening and contributing to our mission of promoting equality and independence for the disabled community in southeastern and south-central Montana. For more information about being a sponsor, please contact Hannah Olson at (406) 200-3068 or visit https://liftt.betterworld.org/campaigns/sponsor-our-grand-opening.

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, Treasure, Wibaux, and Yellowstone. For more information, please visit liftt.org or download our mobile app for your Apple or Android Device.

You can donate to LIFTT by clicking here.

LIFTT and Carbon County Public Health to host vaccine clinics

LIFTT and Carbon County Public Health to host vaccine clinics

LIFTT and Carbon County Public Health will host a series of mobile vaccine clinics at senior centers across Carbon County in March. Vaccines that will be available include influenza, influenza high dose, COVID, RSV, Shingles (Shingrix), and Pneumonia (Prevenar 20)

  • Wedensday, March 5, 2024, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fromberg Senior Center (111 W. River St)
  • Thursday, March 14, 2024, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Bridger Senior Center (306 E. Broadway)
  • Thursday, March 21, 2024, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Boyd Senior Center (300 Montana Ave.)

For more information about these vaccine clinics, contact the Carbon County Public Health Department at (406) 446-9914. These clinics are made possible in part through LIFTT’s participation in the Aging and Disability Vaccine Collaborative funded by USAging and the Administration for Community Living

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 liftt.org or download our mobile app on either Apple or Google Play.

You can donate to LIFTT by clicking here.

ADVC/ACL Funding Disclaimer

 

Special Meeting of LIFTT Board of Directors Feb 19

Special Meeting of LIFTT Board of Directors Feb 19

Black Background with Yellow Text reading

There will be a special meeting of the LIFTT Board of Directors. Monday, February 19, 2024, beginning at 4 p.m. The meeting will be conducted virtually using the Zoom platform. The public is invited to attend and offer comments during the public comment period.

Click here to view or download the meeting agenda and Zoom information for the  Special February 19, 2024, LIFTT board of directors meeting. (Adobe PDF)

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 liftt.org or download our mobile app for Apple or Google Play.

You can donate to LIFTT by clicking here.

President’s Day 2024: Office Closed

President’s Day 2024: Office Closed

Cartoon representations of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, each holding American flags and together holding a banner saying "President's Day." Below the banner is text announcing that LIFTT's offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024.

In observance of President’s Day, LIFTT’s offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 8 a.m.

LIFTT wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable President’s Day weekend!

Think Franklin D. Roosevelt has been our only disabled president? Click here to learn about a number of U.S. Presidents who, like FDR, have served while having both visible and invisible disabilities                       Thanks to our CIL colleagues at the Living Independently Now Center of Southern Illinois for the great information!

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 southcentral Montana: Big Horn, Carbon, Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, Golden Valley, McCone, Musselshell, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Stillwater, Wibaux, and Yellowstone. For more information, please visit liftt.org or download our mobile app on Apple or Google Play.

You can donate to LIFTT by clicking here.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 14

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 14

LIFTT will hold a virtual St. Patrick's Day celebration on Thursday March 14, from 3-4 p.m.

Put on your green and join LIFTT’s Peer Support Group on Microsoft Teams for Trivia, games, and lots of blarney during their Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Thursday, March 14, from 3 to 4 p.m,

For more information about the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and/or our online support group, contact LIFTT Peer Program Co-Coordinator  Tanya Thomas at (406) 690-6324 or tanyat@liftt.org,

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 southcentral 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 liftt.org or download our mobile app on Apple or Google Play.

You can donate to LIFTT by clicking here.

 

LIFTT offices closed Monday 1/15/2024 for MLK Jr. Day

LIFTT offices closed Monday 1/15/2024 for MLK Jr. Day

Photo of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. next to his quote "We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope."

All LIFTT offices will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2024, as we celebrate the life and reflect on the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. LIFTT offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 8 a.m.

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, Stillwater, Wibaux, and Yellowstone. For more information, please visit liftt.org or download our mobile app for Apple or Google Play.

You can donate to LIFTT by clicking here.

Happy Holidays from LIFTT!

Happy Holidays from LIFTT!

Happy Holidays from all of us at LIFTT! So that our team may celebrate the season with family and friends LIFTT offices will be closed Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1, 2024.

 
Happy Holidays from all of us at LIFTT! So that our team members may celebrate with family and friends, LIFTT’s offices in Billings and Glendive will be closed on Christmas Day (Monday 12/25) and New Year’s Day (Monday 01/01/2024).  We will be open Tuesday, December 26- Thursday, December 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday, December 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can contact LIFTT at any time at (406) 259-5181 (Billings), (406) 948-8500 (Glendive), and through our contact page.
 
Interested in supporting LIFTT as part of your year-end charitable contributions? You can do so through our website: https://liftt.org/get-involved/donate-support/ or contact Executive Director Carlos Ramalho at (406) 294-5190 or carlosr@liftt.org.
 
Again, Happy Holidays from LIFTT. May the season bring you tidings of comfort and joy, and we look forward to serving you in 2024!
 
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, Stillwater, Wibaux, and Yellowstone. Please visit liftt.org or download our Apple or Google Play mobile app for more information.
 
 
Happy Thanksgiving 2023

Happy Thanksgiving 2023

Happy Thanksgiving 2023!

LIFTT Offices are closed Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th, so our team can celebrate with their friends and families.

We will reopen on Monday, November 27th at 8 a.m.

All of us at LIFTT wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving 2023!

A Cartoon Turkey with the words "Happy Thanksgiving"

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, Stillwater, Wibaux, and Yellowstone. For more information, please visit liftt.org or download our mobile app for Apple or Google Play.

You can donate to LIFTT by clicking here.