AWARE Farm in the Dell Great Falls is an alternative to town-based group homes.
The farm provides a residential and vocational opportunity in a rural, farm-like setting for adults with developmental disabilities. It emphasizes work related to agriculture and provides important opportunities for community integration.
Residents can choose to work at the farm or in town. Likewise, those who live in town can choose to work at the farm. The relaxed calming atmosphere is a real asset to all involved residents, workers and staff alike.
The goal of the farm is to provide adults with developmental disabilities an opportunity to live and work in a rural setting. The farm maintains a family atmosphere, provides comprehensive residential services, employment and care provider planning.
The farm concept originated in the early 1980s in Helena when a group of parents met to discuss the idea of building a home in the country and having a farm/ranch style work program for their children with developmental disabilities.
In the fall of 2010, AWARE and a devoted group in Great Falls developed a partnership to build and operate a new farm on 40 acres just southwest of Great Falls.
Services are unique and customized to meet individual needs, hopes and dreams.
Any individual with a developmental disability, their family and their individual team can make a referral to AWARE Farm in the Dell Great Falls by contacting their case manager or by calling Richard Saravalli at 406.449.3120 for additional information.
Who pays for the Farm?
Farm in the Dell programs qualify for funding under the state of Montana Developmental Disabilities program. People who have an individual cost plan (ICP) can port or transfer their funding if accepted into the AWARE Farm in the Dell Great Falls. Private pay arrangements can be developed for individuals who qualify for either farm but do not have a Medicaid-funded ICP.
AWARE Farm in the Dell Great Falls
c/o AWARE Inc.
205 E. Park Ave.
Anaconda, MT 59711