Qualifications

A Commitment to Education

  • Enrolled (or willing to enroll) in either Bigfork, Columbia Falls, Flathead, Glacier, or Whitefish High Schools

  • Willing to complete diploma through HISET

Identified as Unaccompanied Homeless

This refers to the parameters of homelessness outlined by the Department of Education under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This requires individuals to be confirmed by the school district to be “regularly subject to irregular, inadequate, or unstable living environments.”

Ability to Pass a Drug Test

It’s important for safety of all residents that every student abides by Montana's statues on alcohol, drugs, and tobacco.

Candidates We Cannot Take

Sparrow’s Nest of Northwest Montana cannot accept any students still in the Montana foster care system. It cannot provide housing to pregnant or parenting high school students. However, there are resources and hope. Please contact us for a referral.

If you meet these qualifications or know of someone who does, please email us at admin@sparrowsnestnwmt.org, and we will get you started on our intake process. All applications are accepted case by case. If a student is not a fit in the program, we can provide additional information on programs that may be able to help.

The Application Process

Step One: Submitting the paperwork to refer a student.

Step Two: Interviewing with Executive Director and House Manager to discuss application and student wellness.

Step Three: In home interview. Does the student feel like Sparrow’s Nest of Northwest Montana will be a fit?