Core Services | Rescue, Recover, Rebuild
The Montana Rescue Mission offers services to our guests geared to meet their immediate needs while helping them grow in Christ and preparing them for the next steps in their journey towards wholeness.
Our programs and services address spiritual as well as physical needs. We do this by providing classes and counseling designed to address the root causes of homelessness. This can encompass recovery programs that address addiction issues, financial management and spiritual guidance through our New Life spiritual recovery program. Success looks different to each guest that we serve. We are a bridge from the street to the community for our guests with the end goal being self-sufficiency.
Thanks to the generous support of caring, compassionate donors, we are able to provide the following services free of charge at the Montana Rescue Mission.
We serve three meals a day, 365 days a year, at both shelters. Breakfast is served to shelter guests only. Lunch and Dinner are available to the public in our community dining room located in the Men’s Shelter, 2822 Minnesota Ave. All meals are free of charge. Lunch is served at 12 noon Monday through Saturday and at 12:30 on Sunday. Dinner is served at 5:30.
Sack lunches are also provided to guests working during meal times and after school snacks are provided for children staying with us.
Upon arrival, we provide any clothing items the guest needs free of charge. When guests leave our Shelters they may also receive household items through our Second Chance Store located at 21 South 29th Street.
Emergency and temporary housing is provided at the Men’s Shelter and the Women & Children’s Shelter. Length of stay is dependent on the individual needs of each guest.
The Men’s Shelter has a total of 129 beds and the Women and Children’s Shelter has 141 beds. However, we are never full. Both shelters also have additional cots and mats for overflow.
Clean bedding, towels, showers, laundry, and toiletries are provided to all guests free of charge.
A Non-denominational chapel service is provided daily at both shelters, attendance is voluntary and not a requirement to receive services.