April 1, 2020

Share your COVID-19 story

How has COVID-19 impacted you and your rural community?

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RTC:Rural is collecting real stories from real people in rural places who are impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We want to help shed light on what is actually happening in the lives of people with disabilities from the perspectives of consumers, family members, caregivers and service providers. We feel the uniqueness and complexity of individual stories are important to share. The needs of rural people with disabilities should be considered in efforts to address the impact of COVID-19.

Contact us if you are interested in creating and sharing real stories! Our staff can set up an interview time and format that works well for you. Participants can choose whether or not to remain anonymous in the stories we share together.


Icon of a person with a speech bubble coming from their mouth containing some straight lines, a person icon, and an arrow pointing to a map location pin. Created by Nithinan Tatah from Noun Project.

Call, text or email Lauren Smith to set up a time to connect!

Email: lauren.smith@mso.umt.edu

Phone: (406) 285-1080

This number works for both audio call and text!


Thank you for helping share real stories of real life!

We wish you all wellness, safety, and security during this time.