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MCVP – Family Support Network VISTA

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

July 15, 2024 - July 14, 2025

Application Window

April 2, 2024 - June 14, 2024

Location

  • Billings, MT

Contact Information

Lee Lounder
(406) 417-0934
emily.lounder@mt.gov

Hosted By

Position Details

AmeriCorps VISTA

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Description

The overall goal of this project is to improve mental health and reduce poverty of low-income families by building a strong volunteer program to increase the accessibility of services.

The Family Support Network (FSN) works with some of the most vulnerable children and families in the Billings Metro area. Their primary clientele are children and families involved with Children’s Protection Services (CPS). FSN teaches families parenting and nurturing skills, provides supervised visitation, and offers mental health and substance abuse counseling and case management. In addition, FSN has developed partnerships to provide food and nutrition classes to the families they serve. This VISTA project is designed to reduce barriers and increase access to life-changing services provided by FSN.

This VISTA project will move families involved in the Children’s Protection system out of poverty by increasing access to services resulting in strong families and financial independence. Located in Billings, MT!

The overall goal of this project is to improve mental health and reduce poverty of low-income families by building a strong volunteer program to increase the accessibility of services.

The Family Support Network (FSN) works with some of the most vulnerable children and families in the Billings Metro area. Their primary clientele are children and families involved with Children’s Protection Services (CPS). FSN teaches families parenting and nurturing skills, provides supervised visitation, and offers mental health and substance abuse counseling and case management. In addition, FSN has developed partnerships to provide food and nutrition classes to the families they serve. This VISTA project is designed to reduce barriers and increase access to life-changing services provided by FSN.

This VISTA project will move families involved in the Children’s Protection system out of poverty by increasing access to services resulting in strong families and financial independence. Located in Billings, MT!
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Living Allowance

$1755 - $1755 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

All MCVP members have the opportunity to participate in professional development and training opportunities throughout the year. As a VISTA, you receive 10 days of sick leave, 10 days of personal leave, the choice between the Segal Education Award or a cash stipend upon completion of your service term, the option to forbear eligible student loans, healthcare benefit, and non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs for one year after completion of the service term.

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

18 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Child Welfare Agency, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, School-based Nonprofit, Social Enterprise (nonprofit), State Agency other than State Service Commission

Activity Types

Office Activities

Contact Information

Lee Lounder
(406) 417-0934
emily.lounder@mt.gov

Hosted By

Position Details

AmeriCorps VISTA

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