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COVID-19 & Emergency Assistance


COVID-19 (Coronavirus pandemic) 

Local helpline: (406) 258-INFO (4636)

As the pandemic occurs locally, we'll update this page with our response. As always, we coordinate our efforts closely with the Missoula County Office of Emergency Management.
Looking for help? Contact our local 2-1-1 information line. Managed by our local Human Resource Council, 2-1-1 tracks community resources and connects you to the best help available. 

Help for Businessess

BEAR Powered by UM: The Missoula County Economic Recovery Task Force has partnered with University of Montana to quickly establish a Business Emergency Assistance & Recovery (BEAR) Program. The BEAR program is organizing navigators to advise businesses that do not have established relationships with dedicated professionals about resources established by the CARES Act. Businesses can visit to request assistance from the BEAR program.

Healthy and want to Volunteer?
Go to Volunteer Missoula to offer your time and energy to those in need. Volunteer Missoula, operated by the Missoula Nonprofit Center and United Way of Missoula County, offers the opportunity to get involved and make a difference. 


You can also use your time by sewing masks:

Local health care providers have asked for homemade/ fabric masks for outpatients (not for medical personnel) to wear home. If you can, sew up some and donate them in the bin on our front porch at United Way, 412 W. Alder. Missoula Textiles is donating the cost of laundering the masks, and we'll make sure they get where they're needed. HERE's a pattern.


Tips for Navigating in our Community

This insert, created in partnership with Smart. Safe. Ready, was in the Missoulian on August 16, and offers some tips for today.


Our Response

See this report for how our United Way pivotted to help people in our commununity right away.


United Way is responding to the current situation caused by COVID-19, and for the foreseeable future, by earmarking all donations to our Emergency/Disaster Assistance Relief fund for COVID-19 Relief. Help now by making a tax-deductible gift. Learn more by going to our COVID-19 Emergency Assistance page