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In the forest

Our Roots, Our Future

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For more than 50 years, The Friendship Center has been a safe haven for those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in our tri-county area.

Help us meet our community's growing needs with an expanded, contiguous campus between our current facility and our old home across the street.

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Are you interested in learning more about the project timeline, and how you can support this expansion of our vital services?

Get in Touch

Kim Patterson, Development Director

kim.p@thefriendshipcenter.org
406.442.6800

Across from our current staff offices and onsite shelter is the 2,900 square-foot house at 1503 Gallatin Avenue that served as our shelter space until 2007.

We had the timely opportunity this past December to reacquire our former home across the street thanks to the early support of individual, corporate, philanthropic, and government partners.

In reacquiring the Gallatin Avenue house, we effectively completed the first phase of a three-year capital project. Now, we're inviting you to join our early champions for the next milestone of this project.

The Friendship Center

Our original home!

Growing Need

Due to the pervasiveness of domestic violence, sexual, assault, and stalking instances in our service area, our agency tirelessly works to meet the need.

OUR IMPACT IN 2023

Provided

8,541 nights

of shelter to

157 people

Received

1,753

crisis line calls

Provided
7,391
services to 722
known individuals*

*includes crisis intervention, crisis line counseling, in-person crisis counseling, legal advocacy, and safety planning

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Impact of an Expanded Campus

Double community education to provide 70 presentations to more than 2,000 people

Double trainings to provide 15 trainings to more than 250 professionals

Offer more client services, including support groups and educational and wellness classes

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Increase and maintain volunteers to support services and outreach

Add staff to increase our ability to serve 300 more clients per year

Timeline Highlights

PHASE 1 // Completed December 2023!
Raise $400,000 to cover purchase price and other associated closing costs.


PHASE 2 // by December 31, 2025
Raise $200,000 for renovations to bring the building up to commercial code and ADA compliance, install security system, purchase furnishings, and upgrade technology to integrate with existing Friendship Center systems.

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