Doug Betters

For the Children

Medical travel assistance for Montana kids.

Our Mission

For the Children, Inc. provides financial assistance to Montana families with a child in need of medical treatment outside their community.  Funds go toward travel expenses: transportation, lodging, and meals.

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About Doug Betters

Doug’s Story

Doug Betters is a longtime Montana resident and former Miami Dolphin.  Some career highlights include two Superbowl appearances, one Pro Bowl, and 1983 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.  That same year, he founded For the Children, Inc. for his Montana community.


for the children

We are here to help.

We know Montana has limited specialty pediatric care.

We know the miles it takes to reach a treatment facility that your child needs.

For over three decades, we have been supporting Montana children who have medical conditions that require treatment outside their communities. Our goal is to help families reach pediatric medical care by assisting with travel expenses. We provide financial aid for lodging, transportation and meals so that travel is one less thing a Montana family has to worry about during a difficult time.

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“Receiving support from For the Children has been a huge weight lifted from us. My son has had a lot of unexpected hospital stays so any sort of security in getting him to Denver has been a blessing.”

- Parent of 3-year-old with Short Gut Syndrome

“Words cannot express how helpful it was to have For the Children in our corner when we had to fly to Denver to repair holes in our 3-month-old son’s heart. Having financial support made a world of difference in such a difficult, unsure time. I am forever grateful for their support and services.”

- Parent of infant with Ventricular Septal Defect

Want to Support Our Mission?


The best gift you can give is your voice! We rely on word of mouth for all our marketing. Post about us on your social media. Tell your medical providers about our mission. Refer a family in need. Your help in spreading the word is greatly appreciated.


Another way to support us is your testimonial. Your story of connection with Doug Betters For the Children not only helps us with marketing our mission, but also helps other families know that they are not alone. It can be as short or as detailed as you would like, and your identifying information is not made public. If you are interested in providing a testimonial, fill out the form below.


If you wish to make a financial donation, please contact us at (406) 862-8146.


Contact Us Now

Have questions? Please call (406) 862-8146 or fill out this form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.