HELENA COVID-19 RESOURCE DASHBOARD

WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER

Health information

Outdoor Activity


Helena residents are fortunate to have easy accessibility to outdoor physical activities that allow for appropriate social distancing (at least 6 feet distance between individuals). Find a trail or walking path in the Helena Open Lands System and go for a walk, run or bike ride.




Virtual Connections


Helena Family YMCA has developed a number of resources to support residents including virtual workouts and virtual Coffee & Conversation.




Coping with Stress & Anxiety






Employee & Family

Financial Support & Relief

Unemployment Benefits


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Food Security


  • Meal and Supply Delivery for Elderly Residents: Rocky Mountain Deveopment Council (RMDC) is supporting seniors in the Tri-County area by delivering meals and supplies. Call (406) 447-1680 to request support.
  • Helena Food Share serves works every day to eleminate hunger in our community. There are no age and/or income restrictions.
  • Rocky Mountain Development Council coordinates Meals on Wheels for seniors in Helena. Call (406) 447-1680 to learn more about the program
  • Carroll Cares is a volunteer program developed by Carroll College students "to pick up and deliver items, like groceries, needed by those who are unable to leave their homes due to health risk." You can learn more about the program here. Contact Carroll Cares by emailing carrollcaresmt@gmail.com or Shopping Heroes of Helena by emailing shoppingheoroesofhelena@gmail.com.
  • Helena Public Schools is providing Grab and Go meals Monday through Friday for students. Families can reserve students' meals and location pick up daily here.
  • Helena Public School is working with Helena Food Share to facilitate the delivery of weekend Kid Packs.




Tax Filings


Federal and State tax filing deadlines have been extended to July 15, 2020.




City of Helena Water Services


The City of Helena will not disconnect water to households due to late payments or non-payments.




Helena Job Services


The Helena Job Services is ready to support you in finding a job. You can reach them at (406) 447-3200 or email at HelenaJSC@mt.gov.




Electric Utilities


NorthWestern Energy has suspended service disconnections for nonpayment. Contact NorthWestern if you have having trouble paying your bill.




Child Care for Emergency Services & Essential Workers


Child Care Connections is coordinating child care for essential workers with local community partners. Call 406-587-7786 if you are an essential and/or emergency services worker.




Helena Municipal Court


The City of Helena Municipal Court will remain open and will continue to function in an orderly manner, however residents may experience delays and decreased services.

  • Municipal Court will no longer accept walk-ins for in-person filings and payment of fines; however, Municipal Court staff members are still working.
  • Filings: The five-day hard copy rule is waived until May 1, 2020. Filings can be emailed to HelenaMunicipalCourt@helenamt.gov or mailed to228 Broadway, Rm 105, Helena MT 59601
  • Payments:
    • Option 1: Pay through the online Cite-Pay system: https://www.citepayusa.com/payments/welcome.do?state=MT
    • Option 2: Call the court to extend your payment date, (406) 447-8466 ext 1.
    • Option 3. Mail in check or money order, Attn: Helena Municipal Court - 228 Broadway, Rm 105, Helena, MT 59601
    • Option 4: Call the court to extend your payment date, (406) 447-8466 ext 1.
  • Open Court: There will be no 10:00 AM appearances from March 30 – April 10, 2020. Appearances will resume on April 13, 2020, subject to change.
  • Scheduled Hearings: All in person hearings between March 30 and April 10, 2020 will be continued. New notices will be sent via mail. If you are represented by counsel, please contact your attorney as soon as possible to verify your court dates. This includes Omnibus hearings set for April 1 and April 8.
  • Temporary Orders of Protection: The court is open to receive orders; you must call and notify the Court and staff will give further instruction, (406)-447-8466 ext 1. Served orders must appear. Date and time stated on court papers.
  • Forms: Petition for Temporary Orders of Protection can be found on the City website. Please call or email the court to request a form. Phone: (406) 447-8466 ext 1
    Email: HelenaMunicipalCourt@helenamt.gov
  • Telephone: The court will be answering phone calls from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
  • Jail Arraignments: Held via video conference Monday – Friday, at 8:00 am. The court will not be allowing walk-in viewing during this time.New hours are in place until April 15, 2020.




Legal Advice for Indivdiduals Affected by COVID-19


Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) can provide free over the phone legal advice to individuals affected by COVID-19. Individuals can apply at mtlsa.org or 1-800-666-6899. Montana Legal Services has published a COVID-19 resources page and is hosting a series of Know Your Rights and Resources webinars for clients and service providers. MSLA has conducted webinars on SNAP benefits and Unemployment Benefits, contact MSLA to access the webinar recordings.





Small Business Owner 

Support & Relief

Disaster Loan Assistance


Small Business Administration has made Disaster Loan Assistance available for Helena businesses impacted by COVID-19. Small businesses can apply for Loan Assistance here.




CDC Guidance for Business and Employers to Respond to COVID-19


The Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) have developed guidance for small businesses and employers to assist in planning, preparing and responding to disruptions due to COVID-19.




Helena-Made Problem Solving for Small Business






mental & Physical

wellness

Outdoor Activity


Helena residents are fortunate to have easy accessibility to outdoor physical activities that allow for appropriate social distancing (at least 6 feet distance between individuals). Find a trail or walking path in the Helena Open Lands System and go for a walk, run or bike ride.




Virtual Connections


Helena Family YMCA has developed a number of resources to support residents including virtual workouts and virtual Coffee & Conversation.




Coping with Stress & Anxiety






ways to help

Elkhorn COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters)


Elkhorn COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters) is a partnership of several non-profit service organizations in Lewis & Clark, Broadwater and Jefferson Counties to offer relief and comfort during times of emergency and disaster. Elkhorn COAD continually updates their Facebook page for volunteer opportunities for healthy individuals. Current Elkhorn COAD partners include:

  • Lewis and Clark, Broadwater and Jefferson County DES
  • BSA
  • American Red Cross
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Child Care Connections
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Florence Crittenton
  • God’s Love
  • Good Sam
  • Helena Food Share
  • Helena Ministerial Association
  • HOPE Dogs
  • LDS Charities
  • Lewis and Clark Public Health
  • Lewis and Clark Humane Society
  • Montana Conservation Corps
  • Montana Radio Company
  • RMDC
  • Salvation Army
  • Southern Baptist Convention
  • State of Montana DPHHS
  • Team Rubicon
  • United Methodist Committee on relief
  • United Way




St. Peter's Health Needs


St. Peter's Health needs our community's help. You can find an updated list of needs here. Some of the best ways to help include:

  • Community Sewing Projects
    • Home-made PPE (personal protective equipment)
    • Homemade Lap Quilts for Patients
  • Other PPE Items
    • N95 masks
    • Supplies to make masks
Drop-Off Location for Donations Please drop off donations behind the St. Peter's Health Medical Group Broadway Clinic located at 2550 E Broadway Street daily between 10:00am and 5:00pm (near the screening tents-- click here for a map).




Organizations in Need of Support Addressing COVID-19


* If you are an organizaiton supporting our community in addressing COVID-19 and would like to be added to this list, please email edean@helenamt.gov.





If you have additional resources that should be included in this dashboard, please email edean@helenamt.gov

edean@helenamt.gov

PO Box 1571

Helena, Montana 59624

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