Powerful Tools for Caregivers (PTC) is an educational program that provides family caregivers with the skills and confidence to better care for themselves while caring for someone with a chronic illness. PTC consists of six 90 minute or 2-1/2 hour classes co-led by trained facilitators who employ a standardized curriculum.


In the six-week PTC class, caregivers learn how to:
    • Utilize community resources
    • Better manage stress
    • Communicate effectively with friends, family & healthcare providers
    • Cope with difficult emotions
    • Take better steps to care for themselves


State & Community Resources

The Montana PTC program has compiled this list of
valuable state-wide and community resources. 

This list has been designed with spaces for organizations to
fill in their local agency/service organization information. 
Please download this list and share it with all your caregivers.
Resource list in Word format (editable).
Resource list in PDF format.

Upcoming PTC Class Leader Training

No class leader trainings are currently scheduled.

 Upcoming PTC Classes

Thompson Falls Senior Center, 1191 MT. Silcox Rd. ~Thompson Falls
March 30th through May 4th, 2017
Thursdays ~ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
There is a $50 fee for these classes; scholarships are available.
Contact: 1-(800)-266-4188 or (406)-883-7284;

Upcoming GrandCares Classes (PTC for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren & other kinship caregivers)