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The Friendship Center provides safe shelter to everyone, regardless of gender or identity.
Our onsite shelter is available to single women (cis and trans) and women with their dependent children due to current domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking (DVSA) and who are currently in Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, or Broadwater counties.


Our onsite shelter is a low-barrier shelter and is designed to promote safety and independence. Expectations for living in shelter are centered around safety. Learn more about our shelter options below.

Emergency Shelter

The purpose of this shelter is to provide a safe place to live while you plan for your next steps. Residents can typically stay in our emergency shelter for up to three months.

Longer-term Shelter

The purpose of this shelter is to provide a safe place while you plan for next steps and allow for time to address barriers you may have towards safe housing.

You can qualify for our longer-term shelter if you are currently experiencing DVSA or if a recent lack of housing is directly caused by DVSA. There is an application for our longer-term shelter. If you have already applied, we ask that you keep in contact with us so that we can stay updated on your situation and if you are still in need. If you have not applied, please fill out the contact form below and a staff member will follow up.

If you are experiencing a safety-related emergency related to DVSA, would like to discuss immediate options for shelter, or are interested in other Friendship Center services, you can reach an advocate directly by calling 406.442.6800.


If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Shelter Interest Form

If you are interested in talking to an advocate about shelter, please fill out the form below, and staff will reach out to you within two business days.

Is it safe to call this number?
Is it safe to use this email?
Is it safe to leave a voicemail?
What is your preferred method of contact?
Current location

An advocate will be in touch.


We Operate in the Open

Many people are surprised to learn that our shelter is in a publicly disclosed location—our address is advertised and our shelter is attached to our offices. While it may feel counterintuitive, operating a non-confidential shelter offers a variety of benefits for our clients.

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