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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have questions about Greater Impact? Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section is designed to provide clarity on common inquiries and concerns. If you don't find the answers you're looking for, please don't hesitate to reach out directly. We're always here to assist and ensure you have all the information you need. Contact us for personalized assistance and to learn more about how we can make a positive difference together.

ARC
ARC FAQs
What is ARC?

ARC is addiction recovery coaching.

Is it a 12-step meeting?

Yes, it is a 12 step program that focuses on all hurts, hangups and habits.

Am I welcome to come if I’m not addicted to drugs to alcohol?

Yes, anyone who has any hurt/trauma/anything is welcome.

What does a meeting look like?

We have separate mens and womens groups. We provide dinner friday nights, followed by a small group style meeting.

How long is a meeting?

Small group meetings are an hour, you’re welcome to join us before that for dinner at 6:30 on Fridays!

NEIGHBORS FIRST HOUSING
Neighbors First Housing
Does Neighbors First have housing available?

We do not currently have housing available, we are currently working on purchasing land for our Neighbors First Development.  Once our Neighbors First Development is built out we will be providing housing options for another 25 families.

Does Neighbors First help people move?

We no longer offer moving assistance, there is another non-profit offering this service in our community.

Does Neighbors First provide Rental assistance?

Neighbors First does not provide rental assistance, we focus on areas where we can roll up our sleeves and help rather than monetary assistance.  There are currently two other non-profits in town that are offering Rental Assistance.

Does Neighbors First perform Construction repair's on people's homes that can not afford to repair their homes themselves?

We are not currently offering this service, we are pausing Neighbors First Construction to focus all of our efforts on the Neighbors First Development. Once our Neighbors First Development is built out we will be providing housing options for another 25 families. We would consider taking on projects from paying customers to bring in more money for the Neighbors First Development.

What does the Neighbors First Firewood program do?  

This program is for working families that have put up wood for the winter, and end up finding out that the winter is longer than their firewood supply. The Neighbors First Firewood Team will provide one truck load of firewood to a family in need and the second truck load of firewood will cost $200.00.

IGNITE LEARNING CENTER
Ignite Learning Center
What is Ignite Learning Center?

Ignite Learning Montana Center is a dynamic Christ-Centered educational community designed to enhance the homeschooling experience. Our learners meet two days a week Mondays and Wednesdays, offering a collaborative environment where students can learn, grow, and connect with peers.

Who can participate at Ignite Learning Center?

Ignite is open to homeschooling families seeking a Christ-Centered educational experience for their children. Students from Preschool 4 years to 8th grade 14 years of age.

What are the benefits of joining Ignite Learning Center?

Joining Ignite provides students with the opportunity to engage in group learning, and hands-on activities, with our experienced instructors leading specialized classes that complement your homeschool curriculum.

What subjects and classes are offered at Ignite?

We offer a wide range of classes that cover core subjects like mathematics, language arts, science, and history, as well as enrichment classes like art, music, physical education, and more. Our class offerings are tailored to meet the needs and interests of our homeschooling families.

What is the schedule for the co-op?

Ignite meets two days a week Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 am-3:00 pm providing a balanced blend of structured classes, group discussions, and collaborative projects.

How do I enroll my child at Ignite?

Enrolling your child at Ignite is simple. Visit our website and navigate to the "Contact" section. There, you will fill out the contact form. Our director will get in contact with you and you will do an in-person or on-call interview. If both parties feel like Ignite is the best fit for their student then the Director of Ignite will send you official forms to enroll at Ignite.

Are parents required to be present during Ignite hours?

While parents are not required to be present during Ignite hours, we encourage parental involvement and welcome parents who wish to volunteer or observe classes. However, our experienced instructors and staff members ensure a safe and supportive learning environment.

Is Ignite curriculum aligned with state standards?

Yes and no. Ignite is not designated to align with state standards but we offer a personalized and engaging learning experience. Our goal is to provide a well-rounded education that supports your homeschooling journey.

Can I attend a trial class before enrolling my child?

We understand the importance of making informed decisions. You're welcome to contact us to arrange a trial class for your child. This gives your family a firsthand experience of Ignite’s atmosphere and teaching style.

WILDERNESS SKATE PROGRAM
Wilderness Skate
Why isn’t there an indoor skatepark yet?

We are a small but dedicated team when it comes to this goal. We are working daily on seeking grant opportunities and doing more fundraising. We need an affordable warehouse space to get started. Feel free to reach out if you or anybody you know has something available.

What is skatechurch?

Skatechurch is about growth. We teach, mentor, and disciple as we skate in a fun and positive environment. We use the Wilderness mobile skate ramps every week and serve food when possible.

How can I help?

We are in need of volunteers to keep the program running well. Even if you don’t skate, you can still help! We require a minimum of 4 hands every week to load and unload the ramps from the trailer each week. Even if you can just show up at the beginning or at the end, it’s a huge help!

Where can I find upcoming events?

On our web page, there is a calendar that is frequently updated whenever we are using the Wilderness Mobile Skatepark.

What ramps are on the mobile skatepark?

We currently have two small quarter pipes, an A-frame, a grind box, a manual pad, and a round rail! More features will be added in the future.

SOBER HOUSING
Sober Housing
Can I stay for 6 months until I find my own place?

No. We are an 18-month sober housing program. We encourage people to apply that are committed to the 18 months, to give them the most firm foundation in recovery.

Can I have my kids with me?

We do encourage family reunification. Kids are allowed to come visit during the day. Overnights are not allowed at our current homes.

Can insurance pay my rent?

No. We are a self-pay program.  We empower our residents to procure and obtain a full time job, to teach them self-sufficiency.

Can I have my phone?

Yes. Quiet time is from 10pm-6am - so no late night calls, to be respectful of the other residents.

Can I work nights and weekends? How about overtime? What about Big Sky jobs?

No. The sober housing program schedule is structured in a way that nights and Sundays are not allowed. We encourage residents to practice work/life balance, so overtime is to be approved by the House Manager on a case by case basis. 

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