Fergus County Prevention believes that by working collaboratively with partners, stakeholders, and the community at large we can develop and nurture the positive community factors to ensure we achieve our goal of creating a healthier safer Fergus County for all.
Partners & Resources
Parenting Montana provides easy-to-use parenting tools to support your child’s success from kindergarten through the teen years. With easy to understand and age appropriate information it helps making the tough job of parenting a little easier.
The Prevention Bureau is responsible for the development and oversight of the state’s system for delivering and reimbursing publicly funded Substance Use Disorder Services and Resources. The Bureau ensures availability and efficient delivery of appropriate and effective services; provides extensive monitoring of program implementation and operation; and analyzes and reports on program operations, costs and outcomes.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
AFSP Montana Chapter was founded in 2001 and has been working to educate Montana about suicide prevention, advocate for legislation that will save lives, and support those who’ve experienced loss or who have lived experience.
The misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and prescription medications affect the health and well-being of millions of Americans. SAMHSA’s 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (PDF | 1.6 MB) reports that approximately 20.3 million people aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder in the past year.
Although most youth are in good health, some youth are at an increased risk for behaviors that can lead to poor health outcomes, such as high-risk substance use. The majority of adults who meet the criteria for having a substance use disorder started using substances during their teen and young adult years.5 Youth with substance use disorders also experience higher rates of physical and mental illnesses, diminished overall health and well-being, and potential progression to addiction.
Together Our Recovery Center Heals (TORCH)
TORCH is a local non-profit organization whose primary mission is to support people in or seeking recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). We host peer-to-peer support meetings six nights per week and we welcome people from all pathways to recovery, as well as their family, friends, and allies. TORCH puts a face and voice to people in recovery in order to educate our community that recovery is possible and to reduce the stigma associated with SUD.
Central Montana Youth Challenge
The mission of the Central Montana Youth Challenge Coalition is to help youth make positive life choices and avoid substance use with support from community-based resources.
Fergus County Local Advisory Council
To promote mental health wellness that improves accessibility to services in Central Montana through education, outreach, and reducing the gaps and barriers to resources through an inclusive community collaboration.
Central Montana Jaycees
The Central Montana Jaycees are a group of people ages 18-40 who are here to help with Civic Leadership and Personal Development throughout Central Montana.
Lewistown Kiwanians are all passionate about making our community and the world a better place for children so they can thrive. We are devoted to serving the children in our local community and also children all across the country and worldwide through unique and innovative service projects and fundraising initiatives.
Lewistown Downtown Association
The mission of the Lewistown Downtown Association is to celebrate, promote, and enhance the Lewistown Downtown District.
Take My Hand: A Walk to Prevent Suicide
A group of locals wanting to bring the community together to bring awareness and stop the stigma
Fergus County DUI Task Force
The task force works to reduce and prevent impaired driving in Fergus County.