Adult Protective Services
Local agencies could use donations to help their clients all year long. Here are some requests:
Grace, a grandmother raising four young grandchildren, lost her home and its entire contents in a recent house fire. With the help of church, school and community, the family has temporary housing and other basic needs are in the process of being met. They are a family of limited financial m…
^pLocal agencies could use donations to help their clients all year long. Here are some requests:
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.
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.
Gary knows exactly how long he was homeless earlier this year.
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…
Local agencies also need donations to help their clients all year long.
The spirit of giving is alive and well in the Billings area.
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.
Each year, Empty Stockings gives readers a way to connect with struggling families around Billings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In a season filled with giving, Empty Stockings allows readers to connect with struggling families in and around Billings.
• 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.
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.