http://gkplusinnovations.com/wp-content/themes/stargazer/css/mediaelement.css/mediaelement.min.css?ver=4.9.5 AWARE helps people live independent lives, birth through adulthood. Founded in 1976 as a nonprofit corporation, AWARE delivers services for children and families as well as people with challenging mental health, emotional, and in some instances, physical disabilities.
AWARE works to ensure the people we serve achieve maximum independence, productivity, and integration into the community.
We provide services that help individuals and families succeed in their communities, make sound life choices where they will live and who they will interact with and determine what they want out of life. It seems like a simple idea, but many of the people we work with have been left out of these life choices.
We work with them to eliminate the cants, shouldnts, and donts they too often face.
We help people become active and vital members of their community with full rights and responsibilities.
We place the emphasis on each individuals opportunity for personal growth. We design our programs with that in mind.
AWARE started in 1976 with a small group of parents sitting around a kitchen table discussing opportunities and possibilities for their children who had special needs. Their discussions led to the opening of a small furniture refinishing business where people affected by developmental disabilities could learn a trade and make a valuable contribution to the community. The AWARE acronym Anaconda Work and Residential Enterprises reflects that historical mission.
From modest beginnings, AWARE has grown into an organization that helps thousands of people achieve their potential in communities across Montana. Our main office is located in downtown Anaconda, Montana.
Originally formed to meet the needs of people affected by developmental disabilities, today AWARE is the leading provider in Montana of early childhood, mental health, and developmental disabilities services.
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Improving lifestyles and opportunities for Montanan families and children and people with developmental disabilities or mental challenges is a constant need. We offer a variety of services in fully licensed and nationally accredited programs.
All of AWAREs services adhere to a wrap around philosophy of care, which means they are strength based, family centered, and individualized.