Our History

The Sunburst Community Service Foundation was established in 1995 by a group of passionate Tobacco Valley community members with the goal of enhancing the lives of community members through three general areas: human services, arts, and education. Sunburst is recognized as a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.


Gradually, Sunburst's human services expanded the Family Concepts program into other locations in the state. It currently operates in Flathead Valley. This program serves as a life-line between children in foster care and their birth families. Utilizing a staff of compassionate and dedicated individuals, the program provides an array of services to prevent child abuse and neglect as well as assist families in re-unification efforts and permanency planning.

Sunburst has had strategic planning sessions yearly since its inception.  In 2008 the board and management team decided to venture into creating a mental health center.  The motivation for this came from a perception of unmet mental health needs in the community and a desire to provide strength based, family centered services. In January of 2010, Sunburst became a licensed mental health center and now provides mental health services in five locations across northwest Montana.

Since it's early days Sunburst has been active in the arts and culture in the Tobacco Valley region of north Lincoln County. It has sponsored Shakespeare in the Parks since 1998. The foundation is currently embarking on its 18th winter Performing Arts Series in Eureka, which brings a variety of concerts and theatrical performances to schools and community audiences. The MultiCultural series has been in existence since 1996, offering exposure to new ideas, different points of view, and in general, a culturally enhancing experience for the community. Sunburst continues to expand efforts in making the arts more central in our communities. 

Our Mission

Sunburst Community Service Foundation creates opportunities for growth with individuals, families, and communities through mental health services, family support, arts, and education. 

Our Vision:

We envision strength based resources accessible in every Sunburst community.

Accessibility: Sunburst is committed to providing access and assistance to those with disabilities. We strive to have all our locations and other venues we use as accessible as possible.


Please call our Accessibility Coordinator, Rita Collins at (406) 297-0197 (rcollins@sunburstfoundation.org) to ask questions or get information regarding accessibility.


If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you can get help with telephone access by using the free relay service - 711.

Mental health services serve all individuals regardless of ability to pay through our sliding scale fee program. 

We accept most private insurance as well as Medicaid and Medicare. We also offer a sliding fee scale for our services. For more information regarding payments and discounts contact our front desk .
Sunburst mental health services do not deny services based on a person's race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion or sexual orientation.



Sunburst provides services to individuals in six communities across northwestern Montana.

Click on your community at the bottom of this page to see what services Sunburst has to offer.


Call us: (406)

St Ignatius 745-3681

Eureka 297-3435/297-0197

Kalispell 756-8721

Polson 883-4061

Libby 293-5284

Missoula - 203-9948


109 First Avenue, St. Ignatius, MT 59865

100 Dewey Avenue, Eureka, MT 59917

2282 Hwy 93 South, Kalispell, MT 59901

103 Whitewater, Suite A, Polson, MT 59860

108 E 9th Street, Suite 11, Libby, MT 59923

1511 South Russell, Missoula, MT 59802


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St Ignatius 745- 3686

Eureka 297-7310

Kalispell 257-4054

Polson 883-1076

Libby 293-5806

Missoula - 203-9949

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