COVID-19 Update

Missoula Works is still running (hiring, running our labor crew etc.). Job seekers: we are currently scheduling intakes by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call our office at (406) 926-3400 or email Note that we ask all clients to wear a cloth face cover when they attend their appointment. 

Exciting News!

Missoula Works Collaboration with Little Dumps

We’re excited to team up with Little Dumps in Missoula! Little Dumps specializes in delivering landscaping materials such as dirt, mulch, gravel, and much more to the Missoula area. Through this collaboration, Little Dumps will deliver your order and hand it off to our Missoula Works Get It Done Crew to lay down the materials. Join us in supporting local Missoula businesses and helping provide employment opportunities to marginalized Missoulians today!

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Our Services

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. – Christopher Reeve

Get It Done

Our ready to work Get It Done Crew can take care of the honey-do list that’s been building up at your house! Designed to provide one-on-one support for employees while simultaneously teaching them hard skills needed for a labor crew.
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Temporary Staffing

Through partnerships with local agencies, we are able to place employees at external agencies, temporarily hired through us with the end goal being permanent employment at their placement agency.
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Mama's Promise

Mama’s Promise is a jewelry line venture between Missoula Works and Family Promise. It gives mothers with newborns experiencing homelessness a creative outlet and an opportunity to earn income.
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Who We Are

Our Vision

Missoula Works is a wholly owned-for-profit subsidiary of the Missoula Interfaith Collaborative organization. Missoula Works was founded in 2016, and our mission is to provide employment opportunities, both temporary and permanent, for the long-term unemployed in the Missoula community. All proceeds directly support Missoula Interfaith Collaborative.


Our Goals

  • Empower leadership through training and employment opportunities.
  • Create a pathway for employment for those who have otherwise faced barriers to being employed.
  • Provide support in other areas to help ensure success in both personal and professional life.

People Served Since Conception
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Community Partners

Why Missoula Works?



It is important to us that everyone within our organization can work on, improve on, and uphold the following important values that are extremely valuable in not only getting and keeping employment, but also in other walks of life:

  • Professionalism
  • Conflict Management
  • Time Management
  • Communication
  • Team Building



Missoula Works aims to maximize social impact by working with those who have experienced barriers to employment, specifically homelessness and low income. Through a supportive and professional environment we provide the guidance and job skills needed to secure quality employment and begin working toward professional success.



With our Job Support Specialists paired up with our employees, we excel at working with individuals at all levels of experience, skill and background. Our staffing agency trains, places and supports qualified people with socially responsible employers. New employees are provided with soft skill training and hard skill training through our Get it Done work program.



Missoula Works values our community partners immensely. Building relationships with different people and agencies throughout the community helps us to have more employment opportunities for people, become better known, and ultimately make a bigger social impact.

Get Involved!

Are you interested in applying for a job with us, partnering with us, signing up for our newsletter, or have inquiries?

We always have space for more people to join our team, whether it be informing you as a community member or formally partnering with us or seeking employment. Provide us with your contact information and let us know your reason for reaching out, and we will be in touch with you shortly!


Job Seekers

Start your journey to long-term employment with Missoula Works today!

  1. Complete the Missoula Works application, W4, and I-9. Print and fill out the application beforehand or complete one at our office.
    1. Alternatively, use this link to fill out the application online.
  2. Visit our office to complete the in-person intake with a Missoula Works job support specialist. Come during our business hours or contact us to schedule an appointment.
  3. If you have valid ID, please bring this along when you do the intake.



Our Team


Paige Pavalone

Executive Director

Originally from the Endless Mountain region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Paige attended East Stroudsburg University where she obtained bachelor’s degrees in both Political Science and Communication Studies. Paige served as a research assistant in Ghana, West Africa at that time studying women grassroots political participation. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004. Paige then moved to Missoula Montana and attended graduate school at the University of Montana, studying International Relations. Between 2007 and 2015 Paige worked in law enforcement and focused on areas including Cadet training, Search and Rescue operations and Public Information. In 2015, Paige worked as a contractor for Missoula Economic Partnership and the Missoula Airline Revenue Guarantee. In 2016 Paige took a position of Executive Director at Missoula Works where she continues to test new lines of revenue and expand employment opportunities to marginalized Missoulians. Paige and her partner, Cody, enjoy spending time fishing and camping with their three awesome girls, Delaney, 13, Makenna, 12 and Francesca, 5.

Steve Brester

Operations Manager, Job Support Specialist

Steve is a native Missoulian and attended the University of Montana. He began a career in the grocery business, and after several years worked toward becoming a law enforcement officer. Steve was hired by the Missoula Police Department in 1992 where he enjoyed a 20 year career. He was forced to retire due to a wreck in which he sustained back injuries. As a result, he became addicted to painkillers. This addiction led to criminal behavior and Steve is now a convicted felon. The criminal behavior has led to barriers to employment as felonies are difficult to get past for potential employers. Steve found Missoula Works through his probation officer and began as a volunteer. This led to Steve being hired as Operations Manager, where he can again be productive in his community and make a difference in people’s lives. Steve and his wife have three grown children and three grandchildren. Steve enjoys motorcycle riding and spending time with his family.

Todd Solinger

Get It Done Crew Lead

For over 30 years, Todd struggled with drug and alcohol use. After losing his kids to the state in 2017, Todd immediately sought out recovery and explored options in order to get his kids back. He did this through attending NA, AA, Anger Management, therapy, parenting classes, and more. A year ago, Todd came into the Missoula Works office seeking employment and he left with a job and some direction for housing. By June of 2018, Todd was working as a Get It Done Crew Lead, was accepted into the Family Promise program, and got his kids back. This past January, his CPS case was closed in entirety. His kids are doing very well, his family is proud, and he says he’s become a much better person!
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Lindsay Nugent

Jesuit Volunteer, Job Support Specialist

Lindsay grew up in the town of Somers, New York, and later attended Siena College in upstate New York, where she majored in political science and minored in religious studies. She graduated in 2020. A second-generation Jesuit Volunteer with JVC Northwest, Lindsay is looking forward to being this year’s JV/AmeriCorps member with Missoula Works and is excited to get to know Montana. She enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and cooking with her JV housemates.

Lee Allen

Get It Done Crew Project Manager

Lee grew up in Virginia and West Virginia. He attended Fairmount State University in West Virginia and received a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology. In 2003, he moved from the east coast to Alaska where he worked in commercial fishing and ran a restaurant. Lee has a background in the construction and landscape management and has 10 years of experience in the industry. In 2013, Lee came to Missoula looking for adventure and opportunity. When he’s not working as the Missoula Works project manager, he enjoys hiking, camping, playing guitar, and spending time with his family.



Jessica Kearns

Job Support Specialist

A native Montanan, Jessica is attending the University of Montana to obtain her Bachelors in Social Work. She is excited to be joining the Missoula Works Team as a practicum student. She is looking forward to learning and working with the Missoula Works team. When she is not attending school and doing homework, Jessica enjoys spending time with her children, reading for enjoyment and playing with her dog.

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Get In Touch!

We are looking forward to working with you!

Are you interested in working for us, scheduling the Get It Done Crew, or getting involved? Give us a call or send us an email to get in touch with us.


2205 34th St.
Missoula, MT 59801

Business Hours

Mon – Fri  9 am – 5 pm

Closed Saturday, Sunday


1 (406) 926 3400