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Developmental Services Division

Developmental Services Division

In July 2009, the Disability Services Division (DSD) of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) was restructured under the Medicaid and Health Services Branch of DPHHS. In January 2010, the name was changed to Developmental Services Division.

Services are now provided through its primary programs:

Children’s Mental Health Bureau

The Children’s Mental Health Bureau care and support to individuals under 18 years of age who have been diagnosed with serious emotional disturbance (SED).

Developmental Disabilities Program

The Developmental Disabilities Program contracts with private, non-profit corporations to provide services across the lifespan for individuals who have developmental disabilities and their families. The focus of the program is to tailor care to the individual and provide it in as natural environment as possible.

Montana Developmental Center

The Montana Developmental Center is administered by the Disabilities Services Division and is the State’s only residential facility for individuals with developmental disabilities that provides 24-hour care for those with the most severe behaviors or severe self help deficits.

Contact Us

Developmental Services Division
111 Sanders, PO Box 4210
Helena, MT  59604
Toll Free Number: 877-296-1197
Voice/Hearing and Speech Impaired 406-444-2590


Rebecca de Camara