Events

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.

 

Veterans Day 2023: LIFTT Offices closed November 10

Veterans Day 2023: LIFTT Offices closed November 10

Veterans Day 2023: In honor of Veterans Day; LIFTT offices will be closed  Friday November 10, 2023 LIFTT extends its thanks to all of those who have or are serving in the armed forces. Your sacrifice on behalf of our freedoms is appreciated

In honor of Veterans Day 2023, LIFTT offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023. We will reopen on Monday, November 13, 2023, at 8 a.m.  LIFTT thanks all who have or are serving in the armed forces. Your service and sacrifice on behalf of our freedoms is appreciated.

On this Veterans Day 2023 and everyday: If you or someone you know are a veteran with a disability living in our service area, we would be pleased to visit with you to see how LIFTT might serve you. LIFTT can be reached at (406) 259-5181 (Billings), (406) 948-8500 (Glendive), or through our website at liftt.org/contact.  

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.

LIFTT offices closed on Monday October 9

LIFTT offices closed on Monday October 9

The LIFTT offices will be closed on Monday October 9, 2023.

The Billings and Glendive offices of Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT) will be closed in observance of the public holiday on Monday, October 9, 2023. We will reopen on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 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 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.

Vaccine Clinics

Vaccine Clinics

Your Care Your Way! LIFTT can help you find a vaccine clinic near you

Ongoing Vaccine Clinic: Pharm 406, 1410 38th Street W in Billings, (406) 717-6100, M-F 9-7 & Sat-Sun 10-6.

Fromberg Vaccine Clinic in conjunction with Carbon County Public Health: Wedensday March 5, 2024, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fromberg Senior Center (111 W. River St),contact CCPH at (406) 446-9914.

Bridger Vaccine Clinic in conjunction with Carbon County Public Health: Thursday, March 14, 2024, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Bridger Senior Center (306 E. Broadway), contact CCPH at (406) 446-9914.

Boyd Vaccine Clinic in conjunction with Carbon County Public Health: Thursday, March 21, 2024, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Boyd Senior Center (300 Montana St.), contact CCPH at (406) 446-9914.

If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance with consumers who need to locate a vaccination site, schedule an appointment, get transportation to and from a vaccination site, or obtain accurate information about COVID-19, influenza, and other vaccines, LIFTT can help!

In Big Horn County, Carbon, Garfield, Golden Valley, Musselshell, Rosebud, Stillwater, Treasure, or Yellowstone Counties, contact the Billings LIFTT office at (406) 259-5181. In Carter, Custer Dawson, Fallon, McCone, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, or Wibaux Counties, contact the  Glendive LIFTT Office at (406) 948-8500.

You can also reach out to us from anywhere through our website contact page or via our LIFTT App for Apple and Android.  Remember to consult your primary healthcare provider about if a particular treatment is appropriate for you individually.

 

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.

 

ADA Celebrations TODAY @ Noon in Billings & Glendive!

ADA Celebrations TODAY @ Noon in Billings & Glendive!

ADA logo

Living Independently for Today & Tomorrow (LIFTT) invites all to join us at our offices in Billings (1201 Grand Avenue) and Glendive (120 S. Kendrick Ave.) on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, for a celebration of the 33rd Anniversary of the signing into law of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The landmark bipartisan civil rights legislation, which marked the first time in history a nation put into law the concept that people with disabilities are first and foremost citizens entitled to the same rights, protections, and access to their communities as non-disabled persons was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in a White House ceremony on July 26, 1990.

Billings

From noon to 2 p.m., there will be a Job and Resource Fair in the front parking lot where all are invited to explore job opportunities as well as programs and services that can help them obtain skills and resources that promote independence.

LIFTT would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for prioritizing disability inclusion in the workforce: RiverStone Health, STEP Inc., the Billings Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Yellowstone County, Montana Job Service, Montana Vocational Rehabilitation & Blind Low Vision Services, The Montana Statewide Independent Living Council, the Healthy by Design Coalition, The Montana Department of Justice, and the Montana Commissioner of Insurance and Securities.

In addition to the information tables, the RiverStone Health mobile vaccination unit will be on-site offering to those 18 years and older, COVID-19, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and HPV vaccines (Human papillomavirus). Those wishing to receive shots are asked to have their insurance information with them if available.

The 406 Wings food truck will be on-site with lunch for purchase and at 1 p.m. there will be Free ADA birthday cake, ice cream, and coffee courtesy of LIFTT, Altana FCU, and City Brew.

At 2 p.m. in the LIFTT Community Room, disabled and political leaders will offer brief remarks on the meaning of the ADA and how integrated employment is critical for the creation of a truly diverse and inclusive society.

Glendive

From noon to 4 p.m. at the Glendive LIFTT office (120 South Kendrick Avenue) LIFTT team members will be providing information on the history & legacy of the ADA as well as about the agencies’ programs and services which are designed to empower people with disabilities to break down the physical, bureaucratic, and cultural barriers that prevent them from being fully independent participants in their lives and communities.

The Crazy Asian’s Kitchen and Bully Burgers & Bites food trucks will be on-site with lunch for purchase and at 1 p.m. there will be Free ADA birthday cake and coffee courtesy of LIFTT.

Later at sunset, Love Like Justice will help LIFTT mark the ADA anniversary by lighting the historic Bell Street Bridge in LIFTT’s teal and orange colors.

For more information about the ADA Celebration please contact LIFTT @ (406) 259-5181 (Billings), (406) 948-8500 (Glendive), or look for updates at liftt.org or on our Apple or Android Mobile App

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 on Apple or Google Play.

You can donate to LIFTT by clicking here.

 

 

 

Workshop Orientation

Workshop Orientation

On July 18, between 9 a.m. -3 p.m.,  at the LIFTT Billings Office (1201 Grant Avenue) LIFTT Team members will be conducting orientation for three upcoming free multi-session workshops that will be occurring in Billings later this summer. These workshops include “Living Well in Community,” “Community Living Skills” and “Learn how to Adult 101.” For more information about these workshops contact LIFTT team members Tara Robison or Tanya Thomas 

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

Billings LIFTT to sell Gainan’s Fundraising Cards 7/17 through 7/31

Billings LIFTT to sell Gainan’s Fundraising Cards 7/17 through 7/31

The members of LIFTT’s Billings Team will be selling Ganian’s fundraiser cards from July 17 through July 31, 2023. The cards provide the purchaser with access to a variety of free items and discounts redeemable at both the Midtown and Heights Gainan’s locations. Cards are $10 each and 100% of the proceeds from all cards sold go towards furthering LIFTT’s mission.

For more information on how to buy a card contact LIFTT’s Billings office at (406) 259-5181 or speak to a Billings LIFTT team member. LIFTT thanks Gainan’s for providing us with this fundraising opportunity.

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.