Free events, activities, one-on-one support and workshops for all Montana families.
What can the Parent Place do for me?
Contact the Parent Place now to find about about how we can help you get the (free) tools and resources your family needs to thrive.
What is the Parent Place?
The Parent Place is your family's one-stop shop for free activities, classes and parenting support.
Our Parent Place programs are free and designed to provide parents with unique opportunities to enjoy parenting, enhance their skills as parents and meet other families in the community.
- One-on-one parent support
- Dynamite Dads monthly group
- Parenting with Love and Logic ® classes
- Parents as Teachers™ home visiting program
- Gym Days
- Resource library
- Parent workshops, Family Fun Nights and other family activities throughout the year
- Thriving Institute presentations on topics such as "Helping Your Child with Anxiety", taught by community experts
What Does The Parent Place Do?
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Parent Place Success Stories
“The Parent Place has been a tremendous resource. It has been a place where I’ve been able to hear others’ experiences and gain knowledge. My son and I have always felt welcome. It is a safe environment where problems can be discussed openly and real solutions accomplished. What a wonderful program.”
“I think it is so cool that the Parent Place respects us as dads enough to have our own time and activity. Most other groups are mostly women and that can feel awkward if you are the only man. Here, we are able to relax, meet other dads, and focus on our kids. The staff has helped to answer so many questions for me.”
—Dad of two
I had lost hope about my parenting….but during the Love and Logic session a light bulb went off and I have new hope again.
—Mother of three children
Upcoming Parent Place Events
March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Montana State University- Strand Union Building
Dynamite Dads is a free, monthly event series designed especially for dads, father-figures and the kids they love. The event series puts male role models in the spotlight and fosters the father-child bond. Join Thrive for this free monthly event at the MSU bowling alley. Dinner and shoe rental is included! Registration is closed (the…
March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Location: Haynes Pavilion
Join Thrive for a family fun-filled afternoon of ice skating at Haynes Pavilion (at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds)! Saturday, March 24 from 12:00p-1:20p Admission to open skating is FREE, courtesy of Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association! Skate rentals available for $5. Cookies and hot cocoa will be provided. Limited to 200 participants. Please register below.
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CAP Mentor at: Irving School CAP Mentor for: 5 years! Ann is truly the CAP Mentor that every child should have. After 2 years of previous CAP Mentoring experience, Ann has been with her current CAP Student for 3 years, changing schools this year just to be able to stay matched with her student! Ann…
Written by Greta Moore, Girls for a Change Program Coordinator at Thrive. Article also published in Montana Parent Magazine (January 2018 Edition.) When I was a teenager, like most, I had no idea what life would look like beyond the concrete walls of high school. Though my school was relatively inclusive and representative…
Written by Maria Malloy, Youth Programs Manager at Thrive. Article also published in Montana Parent Magazine (November, 2017 Edition.) “Let’s play a game,” is a phrase that brings smiles to so many faces. Games are a fundamental way that humans interact and learn. They provide so many benefits for people of all interests and abilities.…
Parent Place Sponsors
Thrive as an organization would not exist without the generous support of many individuals and partners who donate their time, materials and energy to this cause. Here are a few local businesses that continue to deserve our gratitude.