Yellow Ribbon Community

Available in Carbon County? YES

What They Do: provide emergency, short-term assistance to veterans, service members, guard, reserves, and their families.

Contact: Warene Wall (406) 425-4021 or (406) 425-3429


Services Offered: CSCYRC is a network of services to provide emergency, short-term assistance to veterans, service members, guard, reserves, and their families.

Mailing Address: PO Box 2125, Red Lodge, MT 59068


Lunch in the Sun- Red Lodge Summer Lunch Program for Youth

Available in Carbon County? YES

Lunch in the Sun is a free Summer 2014 lunch program in Red Lodge for all youth under the age of 18. The meals are free, nutritious (meal plans designed by the local Food Partnership Council and prepared fresh by Chef Marcia Sullivan), and require no forms or sign-up.

Where: Lion’s Park, Red Lodge MT

When: June 9th- July 25th; Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00-1:00 PM

What: Awesome nutritious food and after lunch activities

Who: All youth under 18 are welcome with no sign-up or registration required

Lunch in the Sun is brought to you by the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club and Calvary Episcopal Church

Senior Ark Grant Fund

Things happen in life we can’t always plan for. Sometimes that means unexpected hardships.  The Senior Ark Fund is here to help.

The spirit of this fund is to support episodic non-medical emergency needs of people 65 and older who reside in the Red Lodge area (Bear Creek, Luther, Red Lodge and Roberts). Applications are reviewed within 72 hours of receipt and are always 100% confidential.

If you are a senior citizen with emergency (non-medical) needs, or know someone who does, apply for the Senior Ark Fund today . To apply, you can either download the Senior-Ark-Fund-Application,  pick a hard copy up at the Foundation (122 Hauser Avenue S.), or click on this link

to fill out and submit the application directly via the rlacf web page; if you need help filling out your application, call the RLACF at 406-446-2820 and a volunteer can be provided to assist you via the Navigator program.

For more information, call Tracy Timmons at 406-446-2820.


Beartooth Billings Clinic Financial Assistance

Beartooth Billings Clinic Financial Assistance

Street Address: 2525 North Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068

Phone Number: 406-446-2345 or 877-404-9442


Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM

Services: Patient Financial Representatives are available to answer questions regarding bills or other account concerns.  Clients may apply for financial assistance for themselves and their families if they have concerns that they may be unable to pay for all or part of your health care services. They will work with clients to see if they qualify for other  health insurance programs, interest-free payment plan options, long-term loans, or our Financial Assistance Program. If you qualify for financial assistance, some or all of your balances may be reduced for medically-necessary services only. Beartooth Billings Clinic will determine if a service is medically necessary based on the Beartooth Billings Clinic Financial Assistance Policy.

Application: Financial Assistance Application at

Email to , Fax to 406.446.0084, or send via USPS to Beartooth Billings Clinic, Attn: PFS Financial Assistance, PO Box 590, Red Lodge, MT 59068.

Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange)

Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange)


Website Services: The Exchange is an online marketplace where individuals and small groups can purchase health insurance within their state. Montana is participating in this service meaning that anyone can view and purchase plans online. Under the minimum coverage, a “Bronze” Plan, the insurer will pay an average of 60 percent of the costs of covered benefits while the insured pays the remaining 40 percent in deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance.  Individuals then have the choice to purchase plans with more comprehensive coverage at higher premiums.

Bronze: Lower monthly payments, but higher cost when you receive medical care

Silver: Higher monthly payments than a Bronze Plan, but lower costs when receiving medical care than a Bronze Plan

Gold: Higher monthly payments than a Silver Plan, but lower costs when receiving medical care than a Silver Plan

Platinum: Highest monthly payments, but lowest costs when your receive medical care

How to Apply: You can apply for health coverage in the Marketplace 4 ways: online, with a paper application, by phone, or in person with an assister.

  • Apply Online by setting up an account on the Marketplace, fill out an application online, compare plans and enroll online.
  • You can fill out a paper application and mail it in. You’ll find out whether you’re eligible for lower costs on private insurance, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Once you get your eligibility notice, you can either go online to compare, choose, and enroll in a plan or contact our call center. A customer service representative will help you.
  • To apply by phone, call 1-800-318-2596, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). A customer service representative will work with you to complete the application and enrollment process.
  • Contact  Beartooth Billings Clinic, Riverstone Health Bridger and Riverstone Health Joliet to gain the assistance of a local assister in filling out the application and comparing plans.

What is the penalty: If you do not have health insurance in March 2014, you may have to pay a penalty on your federal income tax which is the higher of two amounts- $95 or 1% of income.

It’s In the Bag! Weekend Meal Program

Weekend Meal Program

Participating Organizations: Food Partnership Council

Where: Serves K-8 Red Lodge Schools

How: Form from School is distributed to opt out

Weekend Meal Program: The goal of the It’s in the Bag! is to provide easy-to-prepare, nutritionally dense meals on Fridays to youth K-8 to cover missed meals over the weekend, thereby reducing food insecurity for these students and arriving to school on Mondays, ready to learn.

Common Ground

Common Ground

Street Address:  Corner of 10th Street and Word in Red Lodge

Mailing Address: PO Box 2266 Red Lodge, MT 59068

Phone Number:  (406)210-8677


Contact: Lee & Christie Merck

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Services: Every Tuesday evening from 5:30PM to 7PM a free community meal is hosted at the Legacy Lodge. This meal is absolutely free and there are no strings attached. There is no eligibility for attendance. The event provides a time for people to get together, socialize, make new friends and enjoy a hot meal. It is sponsored by Legacy of Faith Ministries and the Church of the Rockies.