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Crisis Hotlines

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1−800−799−SAFE (7233)

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


Montana 2-1-1

(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


Resource Guide Lewis and Clark County 

Treatment Advocacy Center Montana

Western Montana Adult Mental Health Service Area Authority (WSAA)

Narcotics Anonymous


Center for Mental Health



Emergency Housing and Shelter for those in Crisis

The Friendship Center (Helena)



Journey Home


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


Youth Services

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

(406) 457-0000



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


Legal Assistance

First Judicial District Treatment Court 406-457-8810

Montana Legal Services Association 800-666-6899

Taxpayer Advocate Service (IRS, Federal Taxes) 406-444-8668


Other Resources

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.

Safe Exchange

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.

Join the mission of creating real change

for women in our community.

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