• Steve Schmidt - Drive Safe Missoula

"You" get a car seat and "You" get a car seat...

We all know that this economy is flexing our budgets in many ways andeven essential items difficult to afford, especially if you are reciving public assistance.



This is where we can help. For those who are currently receiving some sort of public assistance (i.e., WIC, SNAP, SSI, TANF), Drive Safe Missoula has a Free Car Seat program. Your child's safety is essential.


Here's the scoop:

  • We have a limited number of car seats available. - Our annual budget to purchase car seats and booster seats is limited to $1000.


  • ​Our seats are reserved for families and caregivers who are receiving some form of public assistance as mentioned above.


  • We typically purchase convertible car seats (i.e., Cosco Scenara Next)

  • Convertible car seats often provide the families with the ability to use the car seat from day one through the child's preschool years and often times beyond. (5 to 40 lbs.)


  • We occasionally purchase Infant-only car seats for new babies weighing less than 5 pounds. These seats often have a maximum weight limit of 30 pounds.​



  • We do not take requests to purchase specific car seats, however, we may be able to assist with car seats for children with special needs.


  • We do our best to purchase a variety of colors (i.e., Grey, Blue, Pink, etc.) to accommodate different children, but we may not have your desired color choice in stock. We are often at the mercy of local retail inventories.​

If you or someone you know is in need of a car seat please have them reach out to Drive Safe Missoula via email at sschmidt@missoulacounty.us or by calling (406) 258-3880


Please check out Drive Safe Missoula's Child Passenger Safety Section for more informaiton.




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