Six years ago, Shodair began dreaming of a space Montana kids deserve – one that is intentional, open, safe, flexible, and hopeful. And on February 3, 2023, after launching the most significant fundraising effort in Shodair’s history, that dream came to fruition when we moved into our new facility. Located at the edge of Montana’s capital city and standing three stories tall is a children’s mental health hospital unlike any other. Its windows stretch from floor to ceiling, a public café adorns the building’s entrance, and when the sun sets and the night rises, there, with its multicolored lights and illuminated interior, remains a beacon of hope – shining for the world to see. For years, Shodair has worked to be Montana’s leading resource in children’s mental health. And today, we continue that effort in a way that cannot only be heard but seen – through the intentional design of our new hospital building. But we didn’t do it alone.
In May 2021, we asked you – our friends, family, and Shodair community – to rally alongside us in building hope for Montana families. And, unsurprisingly, you showed up! Since the launch of our building campaign, together, we have raised $12.6 million, expanded Shodair’s campus, supported hundreds of local employees, created a more unified Montana, and accomplished the ultimate goal of transitioning our patients into their new home. And, yet there is still work to be done – $1.4 million to be exact.
YOUR END OF THE YEAR GIFT WILL HELP SHODAIR…
Complete the most significant capital campaign in our history
Focus 100% on patient care and fulfilling our mission to help, heal and inspire hope
Continue expanding programs and services for children in need
Sustain our Genetics services
From decades of groundbreaking genetics research to providing youth psychiatric care, Shodair has never stopped working toward building for Montana’s future. And we won’t stop now! Join our mission to heal, help and inspire hope by giving toward our end of the year goal.
Every organization has a story, and ours is still just getting started! Welcome to Blueprint of Hope – a blog that inspires the inspired, educates on mental health, and takes you behind the scenes of Shodair’s journey of caring for Montana.
This new hospital at Shodair is about continually taking care of Montana families. Shodair means hope for the patients we take care of. Shodair has been around for 127 years and there have been a lot of changes over the years. The one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to Montana.
Craig Aasved, CEO
Get To Know Our Patients and Donors
Get To Know Our Patients and Donors
A RESOUNDING PATIENT VOICE
Each year, Shodair receives more than 17,000 patient appointments. That’s thousands of hopeful lives that walk through our doors, families we get to interact with, and voices fighting for a better future
A NETWORK OF MIRACLES, A COMMUNITY OF HOPE
You know what they say, “it takes a village.” And, at Shodair, our village spans across the nation. Designated as a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in 1987, Shodair is honored to be the only CMN hospital in Montana …
Shodair receives grant to help with construction
HELENA — Shodair Children’s Hospital received a $1.5 million grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to help with the construction of their new 131,000-foot hospital.
Terry and Patt Payne Make Six-Figure Gift To Benefit Shodair
Shodair Children’s Hospital received a $500,000 gift from Terry and Patt Payne to support the recently launched Building Hope for Montana Families…