Employee Assistance Links and Information

Missoula County Emergency Assistance Fund

The Missoula County Office of Emergency Management has partnered with United Way of Missoula County to administer Missoula County's emergency assistance fund. Funds are currently available for service workers or those in the gig economy temporarily out of work or working greatly reduced hours seeking assistance with rent/mortgage, utilities, food, etc. All requests must include proof of current or previous employment impacted by COVID-19. Apply online 

Missoula County Economic Recovery Task Force

Unprecedented efforts are underway to understand and respond to the impacts people are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Missoula County Economic Recovery Task Force is a partnership of public and private for-profit and nonprofit entities working to ensure you recover and prosper in the future by understanding how you are affected economically, improving access to resources that provide immediate assistance, developing new resources, and identifying any remaining gaps in resources.

Information on local, state and federal resources, including unemployment benefits and the Paycheck Protection Program,  is updated regularly on the Missoula Economic Partnership website.

WATCH: How the Economic Recovery Task Force is working to help businesses and their employees

Health insurance

Missoula County residents who are recently unemployed or who have had their hours reduced may qualify for Medicaid. You can learn more and fill out an application on the state Department of Health and Human Services website. 

Certified application counselors at Partnership Health Center are available to help anyone with questions about Montana insurance coverage options. Counselors can help apply for Medicaid and answer any questions about the insurance marketplace. This service is available to anyone in Missoula and Mineral counties, including individuals who are not established PHC patients. Call 406-258-4450 anytime during regular business hours to connect with a counselor.

Montana Legal Services Association

The Montana Legal Services Association is offering legal advice and help to those affected by COVID-19, including employment guidance, including a Know Your Rights and Resources webinar, "Unemployment Benefits and COVID-19."

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