National Domestic Violence Hotline
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline
Crisis Text Line
Text “mt” to 741-741 to talk to a Crisis Counselor in Montana
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
(A free, easy-to-remember phone number connecting callers with health and human services in their community.)
Mental Health Resources
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Montana
(406) 443-7871 https://namimt.org/
Resource Guide Lewis and Clark County https://namimt.org/lewis-and-clark-county-mental-illness-resource-guide/
Treatment Advocacy Center Montana
Western Montana Adult Mental Health Service Area Authority (WSAA)
Center for Mental Health
Emergency Housing and Shelter for those in Crisis
The Friendship Center (Helena)
Public Assistance and Food
Public Health and Human Services
LIEAP/SNAP/TANF- Office of Public Assistance 888-706-1535
Helena Food Share
1616 Lewis St. 406-443-3663
Helena Youth Crisis Diversion Project
Youth Dynamics Inc.-24-hour crisis line- 877-458-7022
Youth Homes (crisis housing, 12 to 17-years-old) 406-442-0674
Intermountain Children’s Home-406-442-7920
Shodair Children’s Hospital- 406-444-7500
Healthcare and Clinics
Leo Pocha Clinic
Pureview Health Center
Child Care Connections Best Beginnings Scholarships- 406-587-7781
East Helena Public Schools Homeless Liasion- 406-227-7700
Helena Public Schools Homeless Liasion- 406-324-2000
Florence Crittenton (Childcare 0-2, Preschool 2-3) 406-442-6950
Head Start- 406-457-7308
Diapers and Formula
Catholic Social Services 1301 11th Ave 406-442-4130
Helena Alliance Church (diapers every second Tuesday 10am-2pm) 406-442-1301
Native American Services
Helena Indian Alliance 406-442-9244
Capital Transit- 406-447-8080
Helena Taxi Courier Services 406-449-5525
Job Trainings and Career Assistance
Career Training Institute 406-443-0800
Helena Job Service (including unemployment, veterans services) 406-447-3200
First Judicial District Treatment Court 406-457-8810
Montana Legal Services Association 800-666-6899
Taxpayer Advocate Service (IRS, Federal Taxes) 406-444-8668
Good Samaritan Ministries
3067 N Montana Ave 406-442-0780
United Way Lewis and Clark County
Women Initiating New Growth and Stability (WINGS) is a residential sober living program that provides stability and safety for women (and their children) who are transitioning from stories of addiction and homelessness to self-sufficiency and healthy lives.
Each WINGS participant is provided full wrap-around services such as case management and licensed therapy.
YWCA launches gardening club to help women and children grow
The worldwide COVID-19 crisis has been a very strange season, but despite how different everything feels, Springtime is still arriving in Helena and at YWCA. As the days get warmer and the growing season begins, YWCA Helena is launching a gardening club called "Seed Starters" for the women and children we serve. A gift of $100 from you sponsors a woman in the gardening club and will be used to purchase plants, seeds, soil, and other gardening items.
Volunteers and staff will assist the women and kids in planting, weeding, harvesting, and enjoying their plants outside (observing social distancing protocols!) on the large, sunny south patio of YWCA with the hope that the process of nurturing and growing plants will help the women in their own recovery and growth.
Will you help start the gardening club by giving $100 today? Click below and type GARDENING CLUB in the COMMENTS box at the bottom of the DONATE page. Thank you for considering this creative way to help our women and kids grow during this difficult season!
YWCA Helena has 10 units that house low-income
women who are at risk of homelessness. These units
are designed for women who earn below 50% of area median income.
YWCA Helena significantly subsidizes the rent for these units in an effort to increase affordable housing opportunities for low and very low-income women.
YWCA HOME units are designed to help women move beyond transitional housing and prepare
low-income women for long-term and permanent community based housing.
Caterpillars Parenting Center offers child-focused services that assist in the continued contact between non-custodial parents and their children.
Circle of Security® Parenting Classes
An eight week course with each class lasting an hour to an hour and a half, provided on an individual or co-parenting basis.
Supervised Parenting Time
Supervised parenting time provides a safe, fun place for non-custodial parents and their children to spend time together. Parenting Center staff is present at all times and writes a report of what occurred during the visit while coaching the parent based on the Circle of Security® model.
Allows parents to transfer a child back and forth without having to come in contact with one another, either by choice or court order. Caterpillars Parenting Director is responsible for working with each parent individually to establish the schedule if one is not already set-up in a parenting plan.