Why donate to Shodair?

Since 1896 Shodair Children’s Hospital has served as a beacon in the night for struggling families. Once an orphanage where couples could grow their household and a the first hospital in Montana to give the polio vaccine, to a facility today that provides counseling to Montana families with genetic disorders and helping Montana children with mental illnesses gain coping skills.


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Our Mission

To heal, help, and inspire hope

Sanctuary at Shodair

Shodair is becoming a trauma-informed facility under the Sanctuary Model. The impact has made a positive impact on every department, and the benefits help us meet our mission.

Short stacks for Shodair

The almost 1,700 IHOP restaurants across the country, including ones located in Montana,  are gearing up to celebrate National Pancake Day on Feb. 27.
Patrons received a free short stack with any donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which in this state is Shodair Children’s Hospital.
Shodair served 1,600 patients from every corner of the state least year providing more than $6 million in free services to families who cannot afford it.

About Shodair

Shodair began as a home for orphaned and abandoned children in 1896. As Shodair evolved to meet the needs of Montana's children, it became the first facility in the state to treat children with polio, the first facility with a department of medical genetics, and the first with a chemical dependency unit dedicated to adolescents.

For more than 121  years, Shodair has stayed in step with the ever-changing needs of Montana's children. Shodair's medical specialists develop programs that meet our mission of providing for the care and treatment of children suffering from illness, diseases, and other physical, mental, and emotional conditions that impair their health and well-being.

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Shodair Children’s Hospital is the only facility in Montana offering both acute and residential care.

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Shodair's Genetics Department provides genetic evaluation and counseling to persons of all ages throughout Montana.

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Medical Genetics Services

Meet Our Clinical Staff

Laboratory Services

Laboratory Forms

Genetics News

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Donate to Shodair

Your donations are vital in assisting us in caring for children who suffer from debilitating physical and mental diseases.

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Contact Us

Shodair Children’s Hospital is proud to offer premier psychiatric treatment for children and adolescents, and comprehensive genetic services for people of all ages. If you have questions about how we can help a member of your family, please contact us. Additionally, we value your comments regarding this website. Send us your feedback by filling out the form below. We want to hear from you!

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