A.W.A.R.E. Inc. Red Lodge
Mailing Address: 1050 S. 25th St. W., Ste. 2 Bllings, MT 59102
Phone Number: (406) 656-0928
About: AWARE Inc., a private, non-profit corporation, provides quality community-based services to persons with challenging mental, emotional, and in some cases, physical needs who would otherwise be served in a more restrictive setting or perhaps would not be served at all. We work to ensure that the people we serve achieve maximum independence, productivity, and integration into the community.
History: AWARE started in 1976 with a small group of parents sitting around a kitchen table discussing opportunities and possibilities for their children who had special needs. Their discussions led to the opening of a small furniture refinishing business where people affected by developmental disabilities could learn a trade and make a valuable contribution to the community. The AWARE acronym – Anaconda Work and Residential Enterprises – reflects that historical mission. From those modest beginnings, AWARE has grown into an organization that helps thousands of people achieve their potential in communities across Montana. Today AWARE employs more than 700 people in 26 communities. Our main office is a handsomely renovated historic building in downtown Anaconda, Montana. Originally formed to meet the needs of people affected by developmental disabilities, today AWARE is the leading provider in Montana of mental health and disability services for adolescents and adults.