The mission of Eagle Mount Great Falls is to provide therapeutic and recreational activities for children and adults with physical, developmental, behavioral and/or mental challenges, striving to improve the quality of life for them and their families.
In 1982, General Robert C. Mathis and his wife, Greta, retired from a 34 year career in the Air Force to bring a family dream to reality. They had long dreamed of creating a place where persons of all ages with disabilities could experience and share what an able-bodied person might take for granted. They came to Southwestern Montana and established the I Am Third Foundation (based on Matthew 22) to build Eagle Mount. In the fall of 1983, in Bozeman, MT, the first Eagle Mount program was formed.
Today, Montana cities Bozeman, Billings, and Great Falls all have independent Eagle Mount organizations. Although independent of each other, we all share a common purpose - to create unparalleled therapeutic recreational opportunities for people of all ages and disabilities.
Eagle Mount Great Falls
Eagle Mount Great Falls is a non-profit organization that has been serving Great Falls, MT and surrounding communities since November of 1990. We offer exciting programs that allow infants, youth, adults and seniors with challenges (who we call our "participants") to explore recreation and take on new adventures based on their abilities, not their disabilities. Parents can watch their children grow socially, emotionally, and physically and are given an opportunity to develop a personal support network with each other.
We rely heavily on volunteers and the local community to run our programs. Each program provides a fun way to gain volunteer experience. Volunteers will receive specialized training, develop great friendships, get some exercise, and share the love of recreational activities with a child or adult while helping them overcome challenges. Businesses and individuals also provide their support through the use of their facilities, equipment and donations. Eagle Mount Great Falls does not receive government funding and is truly blessed by local support!
Our volunteer, participant and donor base is growing at a steady pace. With this growth, we have been able to accomplish more, and have a larger impact upon our community.
Please check out our program pages and inquire today about how you can become a cherished part of the Eagle Mount family.