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Local agencies need donations all year

Local agencies need donations all year

^pLocal agencies could use donations to help their clients all year long. Here are some requests:

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Gazette opinion: Lawmakers should act to protect seniors

This morning, the Montana Senate Judiciary will consider some important changes to make state law more effective in preventing and prosecuting abuse of elderly or disabled persons.

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Gary, a client of Adult Protective Services

Gary, a client of Adult Protective Services

Gary, a client of Adult Protective Services, talks about his life on the streets while he was homeless. Gary rescued his cat, "Louie," from a Dumpster.  

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Guardian angel helps homeless man find shelter

Guardian angel helps homeless man find shelter

Gary knows exactly how long he was homeless earlier this year.

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Fill Empty Stockings this Christmas

Fill Empty Stockings this Christmas

Giving is the heart of Christmas. Your generosity can make the holidays brighter for a young family struggling to make ends meet, children who can’t be with their parents or an elderly person living alone. The following Empty Stockings stories are real, although the names have been changed t…

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Agencies need help the rest of the year, too

Local agencies also need donations to help their clients all year long.

December 02, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Gazette opinion: Community fills neighbors' Empty Stockings

Gazette opinion: Community fills neighbors' Empty Stockings

The spirit of giving is alive and well in the Billings area.

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Donations needed for holiday funds

Children’s Protective Services, a state agency that protects children who are neglected or abused, has a Christmas fund to tap when no other funds are available.

December 04, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
'Empty stockings' await community's help

'Empty stockings' await community's help

Each year, Empty Stockings gives readers a way to connect with struggling families around Billings.

December 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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S.D. man accused of kidnapping mother from Great Falls nursing home arrested

GREAT FALLS -- A South Dakota man accused of kidnapping his 92-year-old mother from an assisted living home in Great Falls has been arrested in California.

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Montana man accused of kidnapping mother arrested

GREAT FALLS - A man accused of kidnapping his 92-year-old mother from an assisted living home in Great Falls has been arrested in California.

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Montana's elder abuse growing, says coordinator of Elder Justice Coalition

Montana's elder abuse growing, says coordinator of Elder Justice Coalition

In March 2010, Congress passed the first comprehensive elder abuse prevention law, the Elder Justice Act. It was an important victory for advocates of the aging. But, more than a year later, the law remains unfunded, said the national coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition.

May 25, 2011 7:45 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Thanks Billings, for filling Empty Stockings and more

The Gazette's Empty Stocking feature has been a Billings tradition for three decades. The Gazette presents stories of needy local individuals and families in an early December Sunday issue. By Christmas, many stockings have been filled with generosity.

December 25, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Empty stockings: Readers can help those in need

Empty stockings: Readers can help those in need

In a season filled with giving, Empty Stockings allows readers to connect with struggling families in and around Billings.

December 05, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Donations needed for holiday funds

• Children's Protective Services, a state agency that protects children who are neglected or abused, has a Christmas fund to tap when no other funds are available.

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Stockings didn’t stay empty, and that’s appreciated

Adult Protective Services provides assistance to seniors and disabled adults at risk for abuse, neglect or exploitation. Many of our clients are without care and support of family or friends. Some of these individuals were described in the Christmas Empty Stocking stories.

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