Montana Joining Community Forces involves community engagement, leveraging resources, and community events in order to provide effective and efficient service delivery to all who have or continue to serve our state and nation.

The coalition is comprised of veteran service providers and organizations, volunteers, and anyone interested in being a part of the continuum of care for service members, veterans, and their families.  If you are a part of the community and want to ensure effective, efficient care of our service members, veterans, and their families then you are welcome to be a part of the coalition.

While abundant throughout our state, navigating available services and resources can be challenging.  Montana JCF was founded on the principle that by leveraging and working together as a community to build a comprehensive network of support we can become more effective and efficient in the delivery of services.  We also recognize that there is not any one agency or organization that can be responsible for supporting our service members, veterans, and families.  It truly is a community effort.

Those interested in participating in and/or supporting our Montana JCF mission can do any of the following:

  • Participate in one of the Key Service Area teams:
    • Career/Adult Education
    • Faith
    • Family/Youth
    • Financial Wellness
    • Housing
    • Legal
    • Wellness
  • Join one of the non-Key Service Area committees
  • Volunteer at JCF outreach/community events
  • Financially support the initiative
  • Attend monthly meetings:
    Held every second Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m., at the Bridge Assembly of God Church (725 Granite Avenue, Helena, MT) 

Annual JCF events:

Montana JCF has orchestrated a Resource Fair & Veteran Stand-down in Helena for the past few years, which gathers service providers into a one-stop-shop of services for our needy SMVF.

We have hosted and held an annual Service Provider Symposium since 2015, bringing those providers together to train them on challenges facing our SMVF, how to manage those, and to allow the service providers to network with each other.  We also host an annual Christmas Dinner and Party for our SMVF, providing free meals and gifts to them.​