HOW TO HELP

You are crucial to YWCA Helena's success.

PLEASE NOTE: In response to the threat of COVID-19 to our community, YWCA Helena has temporarily suspended our regular wish list. If you wish to help, please DONATE financially or give items from the following list. Thank you!

DROP OFF INSTRUCTIONS: Please leave items at the front door of YWCA Helena (501 North Park), complete a donation form (leave our portion in the mailbox), then knock on the door to let us know the items are there. If you don't see us, don't worry! - we're checking the front door periodically.

Our COVID-19 Needs List

CLEANING SUPPLIES

To help keep our communal living environment clean and COVID-19-free!

  • Hand soap#

  • Body soap#

  • Paper towels#

  • Toilet paper*

  • Lysol spray*

  • Lysol wipes*

  • Hand sanitizer*

  • Dollar Store laundry detergent for individual use

  • Large containers of laundry detergent for house use

  • General cleaning supplies

MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH SUPPLIES

​To help the women in recovery, who are already dealing with so much, face the threat of COVID-19 in the best possible mental and physical state 

  • Devotional or self-help style books

  • Phone cards for calling loved ones

  • Disposable gloves

OTHER
  • ​Sets of dishes#

  • Baby wipes#

  • Baby monitors 

  • Kitchen towels - new or gently used

  • Diapers

  • Tampons

PAPER & PLASTIC KITCHEN ITEMS

To help keep up with leftovers and in case the need arises for folks to eat meals in their individual rooms rather than in the communal kitchen

  • Paper bowls

  • Small paper plates

  • Ziploc bags, all sizes, especially gallon-sized

  • Saran wrap

  • Clamshell food containers

  • Plastic utensils

  • Paper napkins

  • Paper towels

  • Kitchen garbage bags (13-gallon)

EASY BREAKFAST, LUNCH, & SNACK FOODS FOR KIDS

To help supplement now that schools and childcare centers have been closed and to take some of the pressure off of Helena Food Share

  • Easy Mac - especially this! Easy Mac is a (relatively) healthy snack that older kids can make for themselves with only water

  • Easy, healthy fruits and vegetables, like fruit cups, fruit pouches, packaged apple slices, packaged baby carrots, and sugar snap peas

  • Granola bars

  • Juice boxes

  • Shelf-stable milk

  • Cereal

  • Shelf-stable applesauce

  • Other easy, healthy, kid snacks

  • Grocery store gift cards

PLEASE NOTE: YWCA Helena is currently accepting limited used items because of sterilization concerns. Please contact Molly at 406-438-7187 for more information.

* These items often have purchase limits which limits YWCA Helena's ability to purchase them for our residents, so if you're able to purchase one (or more!) of these items for us, please do!

#  YWCA Helena is especially in need of these items currently.

YWCA Helena provides crucial services to the most vulnerable women and children of our community. For a program that can cost thousands of dollars per month, per woman, we have been able to say “yes” to so many because of your partnership. We need your support and engagement to continue to be able to offer housing, parenting support, and treatment to those in need.

Thank you for your kindness, compassion, and generosity.

 
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501 North Park Avenue

Helena, Montana 59601

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YWCA HELENA

YWCA Helena is a non-profit organization providing transitional housing and supportive services for homeless women and their children.

Address:

501 North Park Ave.

Helena, Montana 59601

(406) 442-8774

Hours:

Monday – Friday

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

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