History & Facility Tours
In response to God’s prompting in the late 1940’s through the vision of a group of Christian men, the Montana Rescue Mission was opened as a beacon of hope for the poor and homeless in Billings and the greater Yellowstone County area.
- Organized in 1955 as Christ’s Rescue Mission
- Incorporated in 1957 as a 501(c) (3) tax exempt non-profit and the name changed to the Montana Rescue Mission
- Located at different locations during the 1950’s and 1960’s
- In the late 1960’s, the Mission was moved to North 26th Street.
- In the late 1970’s, the Mission moved to 2822 Minnesota Avenue.
- In 1991, MRM opened the Mission for Women & Children located in the former Lincoln Hotel at 2520 1st Avenue North.
In addition to these ministries, the Mission also operates two Bargain Centers in Billings.
- 1985 – The first Bargain Center was located downtown at 21 South 29th St.
- 1995 – The second store was opened at 635 Wicks Lane in the Heights.
- 2005 – The third store was opened at 1233 24th Street West on the west end.
- 2011 – The Heights store relocated to 1321 Main Street.
While the size and complexity of the Montana Rescue Mission Ministries has grown over the last 60 years, at its heart is the love and compassion of God demonstrated through service to others; the Gospel lived out!
One of the best ways to understand how we serve, who we serve and where we serve is to take a “tour” of the Montana Rescue Mission facilities.
These tours are an “eye-opening” experience for people who are interested in knowing more about what we do to help our community. The comment we hear the most is, “Wow, I had no idea the MRM was doing so much.”
If you are interested in touring the Montana Rescue Mission, please schedule a tour by calling Denise Smith, Public Relations Manager 406-259- 3800 or email Denise at firstname.lastname@example.org
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