Office – Hardin, MT

222 Center Ave
Hardin, Mt 59022

Phone: (406) 665-4042/4067
Fax: (406) 665-9948

Office Coordinator: Dacia Daychild | Email: dacia@colhca.net
PCA Coordinator: Stell Jo Passes | Email: stell@colhca.net
Registered Nurse: Emmaline Real Bird | Email: emmaline@colhca.net

Our office has moved from Billings, MT and is now located in Hardin, MT, which is located within the exterior boundaries of Big Horn County. Big Horn County is in south-central Montana and has a population of 12,865. The county, like the river and mountain range, were named for the bighorn sheep in the Rocky Mountains. It is the fifth-largest county in Montana by land area. Most of the county’s land area comprises Indian reservations: The Crow Indian Reservation covers 64.2 percent of its area, while the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation covers another 6.37 percent. The county is home to the Big Horn, Pryor and Wolf mountain ranges.

The Crow Indian Reservation (est. 1868) is the homeland of the Crow Tribe of Indians. The reservation is located in parts of Big Horn, Yellowstone, and Treasure counties in southern Montana. It has a land area of 3,593.56 sq mi and a total area of 3,606.54 sq mi, making it either the fifth or sixth largest reservation in the country. Reservation headquarters are located in Crow Agency, MT. The Crow Tribe of Indians has an enrolled tribal membership of approximately 11,000, of whom 7,900 reside on the Crow Indian Reservation. Eighty-five percent speak Crow as their first language.

The Crow Indian Reservation, the largest of the seven Indian reservations in Montana, is located in south-central Montana, bordered by Wyoming to the south and the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation to the east. The reservation encompasses approximately 2,300,000 acres, which includes the northern end of the Bighorn Mountains, Wolf Mountains, and Pryor Mountains. The Bighorn River flows north from the Montana-Wyoming state line, journeying north to the Little Bighorn River just outside Hardin, Montana. Part of the reservation boundary runs along the ridge line separating Pryor Creek and the Yellowstone River. The city of Billings is approximately 10 miles northwest of this reservation boundary.

The Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Tsėhéstáno in Cheyenne language) is home of the federally recognized Northern Cheyenne Tribe. Located in southeastern Montana, the reservation is approximately 444,000 acres in size and home to approximately 5,000 Cheyenne people. The tribal and government headquarters are in Lame Deer, which is also the home of the annual Northern Cheyenne Pow wow. The reservation is bounded on the east by the Tongue River and on the west by the Crow Reservation. Its timbered ridges that extend into northwestern South Dakota are part of Custer National Forest and it is approximately 40 miles east of the site of the 1876 Battle of the Greasy Grass (known to most Americans as the Battle of the Little Bighorn). According to tribal enrollment figures as of March 2013, there are approximately 10,050 enrolled tribal members, of which about 4,939 reside on the reservation. Slightly more than a quarter of the population five years or older spoke a language other than English. A few members of the Crow tribe also live on the reservation.

Yellowstone County is the most populous county in Montana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 147,972, its county seat is Billings. Yellowstone County is named for the Yellowstone River which roughly bisects the county from southwest to northeast. Rosebud County is a county located in Montana. Rosebud County has a population was 9,233. [2] Its county seat is Forsyth. It is the fourth-largest county in Montana by land area and fifth-largest by total area.

Our office serves the Yellowstone, Big Horn and Rosebud Counties. Our local landmarks include Pompey’s Pillar, Pictograph Caves, Chief Plenty Coup State Park, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Red Lodge Mountain and Yellowstone National Park. Circle of Life Home Care is the only Native American-owned home care service company in the area and is much needed.

Dacia Daychild

Office Coordinator

My name is Dacia Daychild. I am an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe and grew up in the Lodge Grass/Wyola area on the Crow Reservation in Montana. I have been with Circle of Life Home Care since June 2018. I have been in the service industry for eight years working as a cosmetologist, CNA, and most recently as an office assistant. I have always had a passion for making the lives better of those who I serve. Circle of Life Home Care has given me the opportunity to serve our most vulnerable population, the elderly and disabled. It is meaningful work and I am so grateful for the privilege to do so. I enjoy beading when I have a chance, going to church, and I love reading horror and mystery novels.

StellJo (StellJoe) Passes

PCA Coordinator

Hello my name is StellJo (StellJoe) Passes, and I am the PCA Coordinator for COLHCA-MT. I am an enrolled Crow Tribe member, and I have resided on the Crow Reservation for the majority of my life. I am a mother to four beautiful children: Benjamin 19, Madison 11, Riggins 10, and Nuce 9-years-old. I have worked for Circle of Life Home Care Services since October of 2018. Working for Circle of Life has been an eye-opener, and I really enjoy my job.

Emmaline Real Bird

Registered Nurse

My name is Emmaline Real Bird. I am an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe. I grew up on the Crow Reservation and after high school moved to Bozeman for college. I am so happy to be back in my own community to help serve our Native population. I am the RN for the Montana office. I have been an RN for 2.5 years. I have been working with Circle of Life since July 2018. Before coming to work at COL, I was working in the acute care setting. I miss bedside nursing, but I absolutely love home health nursing. I also have a Bachelors in Community Health, and with this job I feel like I can utilize both of my degrees. When I’m not at work I am busy with my three daughters, Camie, 14, Tain, 11, and Bailey, 5. Thank you for this opportunity to introduce myself to all of you.