Social Concerns Information

The weekly office hours are Tuesday from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.  The office provides food assistance to families once in each thirty (30) day period.  Clients using us as their food supplier cannot then also use the Flathead County Food Bank because we are buying from the same provider and they request that we don’t both serve the same families.

We also help with some financial assistance to our clients once each ninety (90) days.  The assistance is primarily for utilities (gas, water/sewer, electric, and some propane).  We also help with medical prescriptions (primarily for co-payments).  We help with rent assistance as long as out clients supply us with a written Lease Agreement.  All of our financial help is a maximum of $50 per occurrence and everyone seeking assistance of any kind must have a valid picture ID; driver’s license and/or a state issued identification card.

We do help with overnight shelter for one night at a time only and only up to $50 per occurrence.  We do not provide long-term housing.  People needing longer-term shelter are sent to Ray of Hope or Samaritan House.

Home bound visits to provide communion to parishioners is all day on Wednesday.  This is handled by Rod Stell and arrangements can be made through the office by calling social concerns at 406-752-6402.

Office Volunteers

Five volunteers who help with food purchase, distribution to the needy, and stocking food supplies.  Eight volunteers who work in the front office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Hospital Ministry:

Eleven men and women take communion to the hospital every day of the year.  Each volunteer works Sunday through Saturday on a rotating schedule.

Jail ministry

We visit the Flathead County Jail the second Saturday of each month.

5 women and 8 men who serve in this ministry

Nursing Home Ministry

15 Volunteers provide communion on a weekly basis to the following nursing homes.

  1. Heritage Place
  2. Brendan House
  3. Immanuel Lutheran Home
  4. The Retreat at Buffalo Hill
  5. Buffalo Hill Terrace
  6. Prestige Assisted Living
  7. Well Life
  8. Renaissance Assisted Living