Founded in 1971, The Friendship Center is the community resource for addressing and preventing domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking through advocacy, education, and outreach in Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, and Jefferson counties.
Domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking do not discriminate and neither do we. Our services are available to anyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
Our mission is to be a safe haven for those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and to empower our community to flourish in relationships free from violence.
Gina Boesdorfer, Executive Director
Deb Bakke, Direct Services Advocate
Cheyenne Bartelt, Finance Director
Jackie Brennan, Development Coordinator
Jaime Gabrielli, Direct Services Advocate
Maggie Hanzel, Direct Services Advocate
Sarah Kamis, Direct Services Advocate
Eric Parsons, Outreach and Education Coordinator
Kim Patterson, Development Director
Emma Person, Crisis Line Assistant
Jan Stergar, Direct Services Advocate
Terri Stotts, Residential Advocate
Brenda Thompson, Shelter Manager
April Whitaker, Finance & Program Assistant
Katie Loveland, President
Cindy Bultena, Vice President
Ann Penner, Secretary
The Friendship Center is seeking a Treasurer to join our governing board! If you have a financial background and a desire to support our mission, consider applying to join our board!
In 2022, The Friendship Center
82 victims of sexual assault.
6,342 nights of safe shelter for
in more than
35 presentations about healthy relationships and consent.
591 known individuals through 5,429 services.
Literally saved my life.
Everyone there is so nice and they are very helpful. They have great resources and I love what they do for our community.
The people who work there are the best people...my life is so much better than it was before I stayed at the center.
Amazing staff. Helpful caring people. Loved the group meetings and the class 'Changing Patterns.'