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As part of our commitment to educating our community about domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, we welcome media inquiries.

Whether you’re looking for information specific to our tri-county area or Montana at-large, we’re here to help.

Do you have questions about domestic violence, its impact on our community, or how TFC is addressing it?

Get in Touch

Kim Patterson, Development Director
kim.p@thefriendshipcenter.org
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06.223.6800

Our areas of expertise include:
  • Public policies affecting survivors and advocates
  • Lethality risk indicators
  • Misconceptions about domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Domestic and sexual violence in the LGBTQ+ community
  • Abuse in later life
  • Confidentiality, mandatory reporting, and safety considerations for survivors
  • Perpetrator behavior
  • How to minimize further harm in working with survivors
  • Strengths-based advocacy and empowerment model for supporting survivors
  • Barriers for those fleeing violent relationships
  • Disclosed vs. confidential shelter locations and other direct service considerations
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Recent News

Fall 2023 MBCC Program Highlights The Friendship Center
The Friendship Center received the Montana Board of Crime Control's Fall 2023 Certificate of Outstanding Program Award. Each year, MBCC recognizes at least two criminal justice and community-based programs that are providing effective services to address public safety-related issues in their communities or statewide.

Domestic Violence Shelters Move Out of Hiding
KFF Health News | May 24, 2023

Helena Partnership Enhances Support for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
KTVH | April 24, 2023

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KTVH | March 20, 2023

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