Get Involved!

The work AWARE does is wrapped around both the community and the individual. Since 1976, we have been advocating for, and working with, people facing immense challenges.

We invite you to contact AWARE to talk about the way - or ways - you would like to become involved with our community of support.

Many of AWARE's programs and services are partially supported through charitable donations. Charitable giving assists us in continuing our mission in serving children, families and adults with autism, mental illness or other developmental disabilities. As you consider your annual giving or estate planning, we hope you will consider giving a gift to AWARE. Your gift is not only tax deductible, it enables us to provide the right services, to the right people, at the right time! You may donate through PayPal by clicking the donate button, or contact the AWARE Development Office at 406-449-3120 or email: Thank you in advance for considering AWARE in your charitable giving!

Farm in the Dell

The dream continues. Right now, parents, community leaders, professionals and others are joining together to build the two newest Farm in the Dell programs located near Butte and Great Falls, Montana. In partnership with Lowell and Susan Bartels and Farm in the Dell International, AWARE will build and operate these much needed residential and employment programs for people with disabilities. Your tax-deductible donation to AWARE’s Farm in the Dell program can help to make this unique and dynamic program a reality; For years Farm in the Dell programs have inspired personal growth and connection in those who have worked and lived there. Upon completion, the farms will be homes to 24 people with disabilities and provide meaningful employment to 60.

Center for Excellence

AWARE is moving ahead with plans to build a Center for Excellence on reclaimed Superfund land just east of Anaconda, Montana. The project calls for developing administrative offices, a school and other recreational and vocational training facilities. At the same time, AWARE has developed community housing on Pennsylvania Avenue in Anaconda to complement this service. The Center for Excellence would provide care of children with significant co-occurring disabilities. "We hope that Anaconda may become a national center of high quality care for such developmental disabilities as autism," said AWARE CEO Larry Noonan. "The Center for Excellence will also grow out of our 10-years of successful programming for children with complex needs at our Galen campus. We anticipate serving upwards of 90 children after the development of all three phases. The project will incorporate 34 years of organizational expertise and critical lessons learned in serving both adults and children with disabilities."

Apostrophe Magazine

Apostrophe promotes inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our stories and photos show people achieving independence, contributing to their communities, enjoying life. No one with a disability should be forced to live, work, or learn in a segregated setting. All people deserve the right to direct their own lives. We believe the power of the pen (and the camera) can help make that philosophy a reality. Too often people with disabilities are told what they can’t do. Apostrophe emphasizes what they can do. It helps turn "can't" and "shouldn't" into "can" and "should." Every story, column and section in the magazine relates to eliminating apostrophes in peoples' lives.

For information, please call Richard Saravalli at 406.449.3120, or email him at: