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We have an amazing team of advocates available to assist you with a variety of services, including:

  • 24/7 emergency crisis line for those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking

  • Emergency and transitional shelter

  • Crisis intervention and emotional support

  • Individualized case management

  • Law enforcement and criminal justice system advocacy

  • Legal advocacy, including Order of Protection assistance

  • Limited emergency financial assistance

  • Material assistance, including food, clothing, and other necessities

  • Danger assessment and safety planning

  • Information and referrals


Don't hesitate to use the form or contact information below to learn more or request any of these services. If you're looking for help with something not listed, check out this list of services provided by some of our partners serving the greater Helena area and beyond.

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If you do not need immediate help and wish to learn more about our services, please fill out the form below and one of our advocates 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 during our business hours. If you have a more urgent need, please call 406.442.6800.

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Privacy & Confidentiality

Your services and conversations with The Friendship Center are confidential. That is a protection you have through a state law called advocate privilege. What you share with our advocates stays confidential unless you give us explicit permission to talk to someone outside of The Friendship Center.

There are a couple exceptions to your confidentiality:

  • We are mandatory reporters for child abuse and neglect, which includes exposure to domestic violence.

  • Advocate privilege no longer applies if someone else (a third party) is part of a conversation between you and a Friendship Center advocate because we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of the information that the third party has heard.

We want you to know the exceptions to advocate privilege so you can decide what you feel comfortable talking about. You are not obligated to provide any information that you don't feel comfortable sharing.

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Shelter Services

The Friendship Center provides safe shelter options to everyone fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking in Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, and Broadwater counties. Learn more about our low-barrier onsite shelter and other emergency and longer-term shelter options.


TFC at Carroll College

We provide specialized support, resources, and information to Carroll College students, faculty, and staff. Find out how to access our free, confidential services and connect with a TFC staff advocate on campus during office hours or by appointment throughout the week.

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Community Education

Our team regularly presents on a variety of topics designed to educate our community about their role in preventing abuse and promoting healthy relationships. Learn about some of our content on key issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and how to get in touch to request a presentation.

Advertising disclaimer: This project was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-23-GG-02795-RURA awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Try Our Online Chat Widget

If you or someone you know would like to get in touch about our services, but in-person or phone appointments are unsafe, our chat feature may be a great alternative. You can use it to connect with an advocate via chat or text between 10 AM-3 PM, Monday-Friday.

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