Montana Children's Foundation generates resources to support Shodair Children's Hospital, a national leader in the field of childhood and adolescent psychiatry and medical genetics, in its quest to provide excellent patient care, innovative treatment models, and support the education of healthcare professionals.
The Foundation, established in 1977, raises funds to support the activities of Shodair Children's Hospital. The Montana Children's Foundation (MCF) serves as the donors' hands;reaching out to patients, physicians and the community to provide resources for the hospital that would not be available otherwise. The hospital, Montana's only dedicated children's hospital, was also one of the first members of the Children's Miracle Network, the alliance of premier hospitals for children.
Community partners and volunteers are imperative because they help us provide the much needed care to some of Montana's most vulnerable residents. Currently a group of Carroll College students is working in the garden with patients; a few members from the Clay Arts Guild is assisting us in learning how to use our kiln, and members of the Indian Alliance has been coming to help patients make dreamcatchers.
Three-quarters of our patients are on Medicaid and therefore Shodair depends on the generousity of others to help cover those costs.