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A Quick Guide to Resources from Helena Resource Advocates


Montana Bridge to Benefits – in partnership with the Children’s Defense Fund. Click green Start button to begin screening.

Resource Categories

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Education Services for Low Income Families | Emergency Shelter and Support Services | Energy Assistance | Financial Support for Child Care | Food | Jobs and Career Assistance | Legal Assistance | Medical Care and Support Services | Native American Services | Other Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Services | Substance Abuse | Thrift Stores and/or Ministries | Transportation | Veteran’s Services | Youth Services


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United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area, 442.4360


Education Services for Low Income Families

Head Start (RMDC), 457.7308

Helena Public Schools Homeless Liaison, 324.1196 or 324.2028

East Helena Public Schools Homeless Liaison, 227.7700


Emergency Shelter and Support Services

God’s Love at 533 N. Main St., 442.7000

(Meals at 6 am, 11:30 am & 4:30 pm)

YWCA, Transitional Housing Programs for Women and their Children, 442.8774

The Friendship Center, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault, 442.6800

(24-Hr Crisis Line) or 800.248.3166

Family Promise, Transitional Housing for Families, 465.9467

Florence Crittenton Home, Transitional Housing and Mental Health Services, 442.6950

Good Samaritan Ministries, 442.0780

Helena Youth Homes, Emergency Shelter, 449.3038


Energy Assistance

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) / Energy Share (RMDC), 447.1625


Financial Support for Child Care

Child Care Partnerships at 901 N. Benton, 443.4608



Helena Food Share (Pantry) at 1616 Lewis St., 443.3663

Helena Food Share (East Helena Pantry) at United Methodist Church,
50 Prickly Pear Ave N., East Helena, 443-3663

Office of Public Assistance—SNAP (Food Stamps) , 444.1700

RMDC — Senior Nutrition (Dinner Club / Meals on Wheels), 447.1680


Jobs and Career Assistance

Career Training Institute, 443.0800

Helena Job Service, 447.3200


Montana Legal Services Association, 442.9830

First Judicial District Treatment Court, 457.8810


Medical Care and Support Services

Health Care for the Homeless, 449.5682

Cooperative Health Center, 443.2584

St. Peter’s Community Hospital, 442.2480

VA Medical Center at Fort Harrison, 442.6410 or 800.827.1000

Center for Mental Health, 443.7151

Our Place (Drop-In Center), 442.1374

AWARE, Inc., 442.3614

National Suicide Hotline, 800.784.2433

Catholic Social Services: Pregnancy, Single Parents, Adoption Assistance, 442.4130

NAMI Helena — Mental Health Education, 458.9738


Native American Services

Helena Indian Alliance, 449.5796

Indian Education for All (Office of Public Instruction), 444.3095


Other Homelessness Prevention and Assistance Services

The Salvation Army at 1905 Henderson St., 442.8244

RMDC — Affordable Family & Senior Housing, 447.1680

Helena Housing Authority — Section 8 and Public Housing, 442.7970

Good Samaritan Ministries, 442.0780

Placer Pantry (Free toiletries), Sat 10-11 a.m./Tue 5-6 p.m. at the corner of Park & Placer, 442.8774


Substance Abuse

Boyd Andrew Community Service, 443.2343

Alcoholics Anonymous, 443.0438

Narcotics Anonymous, 800.990.6262


Thrift Stores and/or Ministries

Good Samaritan at 3067 N. Montana Ave., 442.0780

Helena Industries Thrift Store, 442.8632



HATS — Helena Area Transit Service, 447.8080

Capitol Taxi Courier Services, 449.5525


Veteran’s Services

Homeless Veteran Office, 447.6045 or 447.6064

Montana Veterans Foundation Willis Cruse (Transitional Housing for Men), 449.7666

Montana Network of Care for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) online, one-stop resource


Youth Services

Helena Youth In Crisis 

Youth Homes 

Youth Connections 

Youth Dynamics 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Helena 

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