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ABOUT US

The mission of The Friendship Center 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.

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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 either do we. Our services are available to anyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

BOARD MEMBERS

President Katie Loveland

1st Vice President Cindy Bultena

2nd Vice President Renee Kowalski

Treasurer Jacki Frank

Secretary Michael Glenn

Zia Clark

Becky Dockter

Ross Duncan

Kirsten Madsen

Marie Mullarkey

Ann Penner

Chelsia Rice
Hanna Warhank

Ralph Yaeger

1430 Sanders St.
Helena, MT 59601

406.442.6800

 office.m@thefriendshipcenter.org

 

Jenny Eck, Executive Director

 HOURS

9AM - 5PM MONDAY / THURSDAY
9AM - 4PM  / FRIDAY 

We have an amazing team of advocates available to assist you.

If you do not need immediate help and wish to reach out via e-mail, please fill out the contact form and an advocate will reach out. Be sure to leave information where it will be safe to contact you and indicate if we can leave a message.

We will respond as quickly as possible but if there is a more urgent need, please call 406.442.6800.

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The Friendship Center Staff

Jenny Eck, Executive Director

Deb Bakke, Direct Services Advocate

Cheyenne Bartelt, Accounting and HR Manager

Gina Boesdorfer, Client Care Director & Operations Manager

Sarah Kamis, Direct Services Advocate

Melissa Magnuson, Residential Care Manager

Chelsea Nottingham, Direct Services Advocate

Kim Patterson, Development Director

Brenda Thompson, Shelter Manager

April Whitaker, Crisis Line Assistant

LaDawn Whiteside, Abuse in Late Life Advocate

 

REQUEST A SPEAKER

We want to increase prevention efforts through public awareness campaigns, education, and outreach. Wouldn’t it be a beautiful day if our services were no longer needed because family violence and sexual assault were eliminated? 

Call or email us to discuss opportunities.

406.442.6800

officem@thefriendshipcenter.org

CLASSES & EVENTS

STAND (Survivors Taking A New Direction) is an educational based support group that meets on Tuesdays from 1-2pm and childcare is provided. The group schedule rotates through the following topics every 6-weeks: domestic violence, sexual assault, safety planning, healthy relationships, coping skills, and self-care. The information discussed each topic week is different, e.g. every week 1 topic will be related to domestic violence, but each week 1 throughout the year will have different information. This allows individuals to attend the group weeks that best fit their situation and needs. There is a 1 week break between every 6 week cycle to plan for the following series.

2nd Friday of each month // Friendship Friday

Join us for a complimentary lunch and tour of our shelter to see how this community provides safe haven and hope to the most vulnerable among us. RSVP to 406.442.6800 or email kim.p@thefriendshipcenter.org.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES

April 21 – May 3 / Crisis Line Training

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THE VICTIMS OF SEXUAL AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY NEED YOU TO STAND WITH THEM.

The mission of The Friendship Center 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.

THE FRIENDSHIP CENTER

9AM - 5PM MONDAY - THURSDAY / 9AM - 4PM FRIDAY

1430 Sanders

Helena, MT 59601

Email: officem@thefriendshipcenter.org

24-Hour Hotline 406.442.6800

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