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, Broadwater, or Jefferson 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.
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.
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 whether you are still in need. If you have not applied, please use the contact form below to learn more about our shelter availability.
If you are experiencing a safety-related emergency related to DVSA, would like to discuss immediate options for shelter, or are interested in other services The Friendship Center can provide, you can reach an advocate directly by calling 406.442.6800.
If you are in immediate danger, call 911.
If you wish to learn more about our shelter availability, 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.
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.