Zero to Five Butte-Silver Bow Collaborative is focused on bringing a diverse and inclusive set of community members together to find system-focused solutions for children and families in Butte-Silver Bow county. The Collaborative focuses on improving systems for parenting young children; enhancing, supporting and connecting resources already in place.
GOAL: reduce the number of children in foster care in Butte-Silver Bow county by 75% by the year 2025.
Bright by Text is a free texting service that allows parents with children prenatal to 8 to get text messages about free and low cost local events and resources as well as information about development and support based on their child’s age.
Sign up by texting 406Parents to 274448 or click the button below.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income.
WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON
The FLOC (Families Leading Our Community) is a parent group that is a key part of the Zero to Five Butte-Silver Bow Collaborative. The FLOC works to make sure that the changes being worked on in our community are for parents, by parents. We meet regularly at different locations and promote social contentedness and peer support for the families of Butte-Silver Bow.
Learning Landscapes aims to transform everyday places into learning opportunities for children with an emphasis on positive parent/caregiver interactions.
Supermarket Speak aims to spark conversations and parent-child interactions in the aisles of grocery stores by integrating playful signage and activities. This project will be piloted at the 2021 Butte Farmers Market with the hope it will be introduced into local grocery stores in the future.
In partnership with New Hope Clinic we have established a store front to streamline the display and distribution of clothing and other necessities for children ages 0-5 years. Foster families and reunited biological parents can access these items year-round at no cost.
The Foster Closet is located at:
New Hope Clinic
320 Idaho Street
Butte, Montana 59701