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 only served to shelter guests. Lunch and Dinner are also available to the public in our community dining room located in the Men’s Shelter. All meals are free of charge. Lunch is served at noon Monday through Saturday and at 12:30 on Sunday. Dinner is served at 5:30.
We also provide sack lunches for guests to take with them to work and after school snacks for children.
Food boxes are provided for emergencies and disasters within the Billings community.
Upon arrival, clothing is provided free of charge to those in need. When guests leave our Shelters they may also receive furniture and 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 98 beds and the Women and Children’s Shelter has 115 beds. However, we are never full. Both shelters also have additional cots and matts 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.