Parenting Place Ministry

Parenting Place Community Ministry

Thank you for your interest in exploring service and learning opportunities with our neighbors at Parenting Place! 

To best live out our love of the children and families we serve, our Community Ministry volunteers need to complete the Safeguarding God’s Children education and a background check with the Diocese.  Please contact our Diocesan Safeguarding team at  to move forward.

Since 1981, Parenting Place has helped us to better understand how our childhood experiences shape us for a lifetime, and how lives can be changed through knowledge, new experiences, and a supportive community. At Parenting Place, kids and families are strengthened through parenting classes, collaborative services, and 1:1 parent support. As Parenting Place lives into each year, you will witness them building on the proven programs that offer life-changing education and support for children and families across western Montana and the state. Please visit their website at to learn about their work with the Nurturing Parenting Program, PASTA (Parenting a Second Time Around), 1:1 Parent Aides, Trauma 101 and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) training, and Incarceration support, as well as their involvement in statewide prevention work. With Parenting Place, we also celebrate their treasured partnerships with Donation Warehouse, the Missoula Exchange Club, and Holy Spirit.  

For ongoing learning and support opportunities, consider: 

  • Signing up for a Parenting Class - visit for class schedules and online registration
  • Registering for an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) or Trauma 101 class at 
  • Making a gift to support Parenting Place programs through Holy Spirit or on the Parenting Place website at
  • Making a gift to help establish Parenting Place's new permanent endowment fund at the Montana Community Foundation - see me for more information
  • Joining Missoula Exchange Club to be a part of collective efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect - contact me for Club information
  • Donating less-needed furniture and large appliances to Donation Warehouse (, 406-240-4042), a PP business partner whose resales generate more than $10,000 every month for PP programs.
  • Connecting with PP and Donation Warehouse’s Facebook / Instagram pages for learning and support opportunities.     

My experiences as a PP program participant, Board member, and your Holy Spirit PP Community Ministry coordinator have opened my ears and heart to the stories of the lasting impact of PP’s work. Join us, won't you?


The Venerable Dorcie Kafka Dvarishkis

Church office phone: 406-542-2167