Photos: Montana Rescue Mission Women and Children’s Shelter remodeled
Billings Gazette – Billings’ Women and Children’s Shelter celebrated a remodel on Friday, March 29, 2019. The Montana Rescue Mission’s Women and Children’s shelter, at 2520 First Ave. N., has a newly remodeled kitchen, rooms and lobby area along with an updated security system for its residents Read More

Group lobbies city to form new partnership to tackle homelessness in Billings
KULR 8 BILLINGS In a work session Monday, the Billings City Council heard from those in favor of establishing a partnership between with the city to curb homelessness. A Continuum of Care is a partnership between Billings organizations that already combat homelessness and Read More

St. Andrew Community Garden plots available
Billings Gazette – St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is accepting applications for community garden plots. The St. Andrew Community Garden is located just west of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church on 24th Street West. According to an email from the church, the community garden has 96 individual plots and a mission Read More

Christmas Dinner at Montana Rescue Mission; a tradition for guests and the volunteers who serve them
KULR 8 BILLINGS Christmas dinner at Montana Rescue Mission has become a Billings tradition for both its guests and the volunteers who serve them. “It’s a family tradition I grew up with when I was growing up. When I got married my husband started and then my daughter started. This is my husband’s nineteenth year and my daughter’s 22nd year coming down to Read More

Montana Rescue Mission Serves Up Christmas Meal
KTVQ2 BILLINGS- The Montana Rescue Mission in Billings hosted its 69th annual holiday dinner this Christmas. For the less fortunate, it was a chance to enjoy a warm meal. For the volunteers, it was the chance to give back. Watch this video

Deserving recipient receives vehicle donated by Billings Career Center
KULR 8 BILLINGS – The Billings Career Center has been donating cars to people in need around the holidays since 2010. This year is no different. “Amazing, blessed, loved…” These are the words Amanda Just used to described how she felt when she was surprised with a car today. She said she had no idea she’d be getting a car today and was overwhelmed with emotion. Amanda has walked a rough road. Watch Video

KTVQ2 BILLINGS- Montana This Morning Denise Smith of the Montana Rescue Mission in Billings visited the Q2 Studio on Wednesday to share information about volunteering opportunities during the holidays.

Montana Rescue Mission welcomes new leadership, new partnership
KTVQ2 BILLINGS-The Montana Rescue Mission announced Monday a familiar face as its new leader in a new partnership.
Matt Lundgren, the current director of the Friendship House in Billings, is the executive director of the Billings Leadership Foundation, a new entity that encompasses both nonprofits. View Story

Guest opinion: Montana Rescue Mission needs your help
After eight memorable years working with the hungry and homeless men, women, and children of our community, my time as executive director of the Montana Rescue Mission will come to a close at the end of the year.
I made this difficult decision in 2017 because of health issues I was facing at that time. After making the announcement to the MRM Board of Directors, we immediately began to work on a transition plan to ensure that MRM did not miss a beat.   Read More

Montana Rescue Mission Executive Director to retire next month
Billings Gazette-Montana Rescue Mission Executive Director Perry Roberts announced earlier this week that he plans on retiring at the end of December, ending an eight-year … Read More

Thanksgiving dinner served at Montana Rescue Mission
KULR-TV-Nov 22, 2018 Montana Rescue Mission hosted their annual Thanksgiving meal this afternoon.  Read More

Groups that help those in need around Billings have some needs of their own this holiday season
Billings Gazette-Nov 21, 2018 Each year, The Billings Gazette asks charitable organizations around Billings and in Yellowstone County what they need to help people through … Montana Rescue Mission aims to bring the joy of Christmas to the broken in our community… Because the MRM never knows who will be staying in their house on Christmas, monetary gifts help to buy specific gifts for the men, women, and children the agency serve. The gift of time is also a beautiful and helpful way to serve.  Read More

Montana Rescue Mission downsizing bargain centers
KULR 8 Billings- Aug 26, 2018 Montana Rescue Mission is announcing that they are merging their two Bargain Centers Watch Video

Montana Rescue Mission closing Billings Heights store
KTVQ Billings News-Aug 23, 2018– Due to declining sales, the Montana Rescue Mission (MRM) announced Thursday it will close its Heights Bargain Center. Read More

MRM’s Bargain Center donation bins ransacked
KULR-TV-July 9, 2018  The donation bins at Montana Rescue Mission’s Bargain Center on 24th Street in Billings were ransacked over the weekend.

Jail overcrowding hindering innovative addiction treatment program in …
Billings Gazette-May 25, 2018
Perry Roberts, Montana Rescue Mission executive director, reminded Community Innovations partners that “everyone here has a constituent …

MRM project designed to boost security at Women & Children’s Shelter
Billings Gazette-May 24, 2018
“The causes of homelessness are many and complex, but the women and children who visit our shelter are in crisis,” said Denise Smith, MRM …

Miss Montana, Outstanding Teen contestants include entries from …
Sidney Herald Leader-Apr 14, 2018
Contestants for the 2018 Miss Montana Scholarship Program and Miss Montana’s… The extra food from their lunch was also donated to the Rescue Mission.

Miss Montana helps at Montana Rescue Mission store
KTVQ Billings News-Apr 9, 2018
“Miss America Serves Day” brought Miss Montana to Billings to help at the Montana Rescue Mission Thrift Store in the Heights on Saturday.

Montana Rescue Mission needs butter and pies for Easter dinner
Billings Gazette-Mar 28, 2018
The Montana Rescue Mission is preparing to serve Easter dinner to those experiencing homelessness and poverty, as well as the homebound.

Montana Rescue Mission needs volunteers to help serve Easter dinner
Billings Gazette-Mar 16, 2018
Additionally, take-out meals will be prepared and delivered to homebound, people unable to travel to the Mission, and Meals on Wheels …

Members of nonprofit focused on helping address community …
Billings Gazette-Feb 23, 2018
Among the celebrating, learning, competing and speechifying, attendees will also put in a few hours Saturday at the Montana Rescue Mission, sorting donations …

Montana Rescue Mission pays a hefty price to keep people off the …
KULR-TV-Jan 11, 2018
Montana Rescue Mission runs solely through donations from the community. Director of public relations, Denise Smith, said some of those …

Montana Rescue Mission relaxes occupancy restrictions
KULR-TV-Jan 10, 2018
The Montana Rescue Mission provides shelter for those living on the streets during shivering times, but with those provisions, comes a higher …

Man found dead in sleeping bag near West End business may have …
Billings Gazette-Feb 13, 2018
… said National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Chambers. Saturday saw windchill temperatures of minus 30, and Monday night saw single digits. Emergency and temporary housing are available at both Montana Rescue Mission locations. The MRM Men’s Shelter, located at 2822 Minnesota Avenue, …

This group is trying to get Billings’ kids on the ‘right trajectory’ early
Billings Gazette-Jan 20, 2018
That’s why a $4,000 grant from the Montana Community Foundation — recently renewed — went to purchase equipment to eliminate bedbugs at shelters including the Montana Rescue Mission. Since “most moms will never set foot in a parenting class,” Bright Beginnings is seeking grant funding to start the Bright by Text …

St. V’s new Billings thrift store opens, sale pending on old store
KTVQ Billings News-Jan 22, 2018
The thrift store, Massie said, “is our most important source of income, after donations,” as are the thrift stores run by other charitable nonprofits in Billings — the Montana Rescue Mission and Family Service Inc. All of them, Massie said, are being hurt by Facebook, on which there are several local pages that …

Former MRM executive director passes away after battle with cancer
KULR-TV-Jan 8, 2018
Montana Rescue Mission’s longest-serving executive director has died after a 9-month battle with cancer. Gary Drake passed away early Sunday morning. He served as executive director of MRM for 25 years and devoted more than 30 years of his life to the Mission. In a statement from MRM’s current executive director, …

Longest-serving executive director of Montana Rescue Mission dies
KTVQ Billings News-Jan 8, 2018
BILLINGS – The Montana Rescue Mission announced Monday the death of GaryDrake, its longest-serving executive director. Drake died Sunday after fighting a second battle with lymphoma. “He devoted more than 30 years of his life to aiding the homeless and poor in Billings,” public relations director Denise Smith stated …

Cold temps bring more seeking shelter at Montana Rescue Mission …
KTVQ Billings News-Jan 11, 2018
BILLINGS – With temperatures below freezing in the Billings area, the MontanaRescue Mission is busy. The mission enters “Code Blue” once temperatures fall below 32 degrees. This means crews drive around and pick up people on the streets, while the mission lowers its sobriety expectations for people coming to stay at …

Longtime Montana Rescue Mission director who had cancer dies at 64
Billings Gazette-Jan 9, 2018
In a Montana Standard report about Drake meeting his long-lost brother, Drake described his childhood as growing up with a wonderful family in a nice home. But his adoptive parents were always anxious, which Drake believed was because they feared someone would take Gary away since his adoption …

When the weather turned frigid, Billings’ shelters filled to capacity
Billings Gazette-Jan 7, 2018
Denise Smith gives a tour of the Montana Rescue Mission’s Women and Children’s Shelter during an open house in November 2017. CASEY PAGE, Gazette Staff … “That’s a lot for the Women’s Shelter to have that many,” said Denise Smith, director of public relations for the faith-based nonprofit. In the winter months, the …

Bitter cold puts Montana Rescue Mission team in effect
KULR-TV-Dec 28, 2017
They searched for those that may need shelter, food, or warm clothing but luckily many people seemed to have found shelter indoors. Reverend Glenn Fournier, director of the Montana Rescue Mission, drove the streets of Billings offering shelter, food, and warm clothing. He does this often and was looking for a few specific …

Man charged with arson, accused of trying to burn down apartment …
Billings Gazette-Dec 26, 2017
Police found Caplette soon after at the Montana Rescue Mission with gasoline and melted plastic on his boots. Caplette told one of the men in the apartment earlier in the night that he planned to start a fire, that he didn’t care if it killed everyone inside and that he would stab the man, charges state

Billings school district’s homeless student program helps make sure …
Billings Gazette-Dec 26, 2017
These Billings high school students made blankets and gave them to the Montana Rescue Mission. On a frigid morning, students from Skyview High dropped off a warm gift at the Montana Rescue Mission Women and Families shelter. ExxonMobil, NorthWestern, GE, City of Billings reach settlement in power outage lawsuit …

New friends feast at annual Montana Rescue Mission’s Christmas …
KTVQ Billings News-Dec 25, 2017
BILLINGS — While many people travel away from home to spend time with family during the holidays, a Denver woman found herself spending Christmas in Billings without her family or a home. Amanda Just, 39, said she is temporarily living in Billings as she attempts to become sober. “Even though I am …

Montana Rescue Mission serves Christmas meals
KULR-TV-Dec 25, 2017
As many of us around the world enjoyed our Christmas receiving love and gifts… others spent the holiday giving back.  Many volunteers came together this afternoon to help prepare and serve the Christmas meal at the Montana Rescue Mission.

These Billings high school students made blankets and gave them …
Billings Gazette-Dec 22, 2017
Skyview students deliver blankets they made to the Montana Rescue Mission Women and Family Shelter on Thursday. LARRY MAYER Gazette Staff. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. On a frigid morning, students from Skyview High dropped off a warm gift at the Montana Rescue Mission Women and …

Montana Rescue Mission asks for donations of ham, pies so it can …
Billings Gazette-Dec 20, 2017
As Montana Rescue Mission prepares to serve up to 600 meals on Christmas Day, the agency says it’s in “desperate need of additional hams and a lot more pies.” Free Christmas dinner for poor and homeless residents will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 25 in MRM’s men’s shelter, 2822 Minnesota Ave.

Congress creates crisis in Montana community healthcare
Montana Standard-Dec 14, 2017
Montana’s federally qualified health centers received $35.5 million in FY17 federal funds to serve vulnerable, underserved and rural communities. … It also delivers health care at Orchard and Medicine Crow school clinics, at Healthcare for the Homeless clinics at Montana Rescue Mission, the HUB and St.

Home for rapists and murderers serves as ‘safety valve’ for Billings …
Billings Gazette-Dec 14, 2017
After serving ten years at Montana State Prison for raping a 5 year old, Lloyd lived at the Adullam House. ….. The Montana Rescue Mission takes only lower-level offenders on a case-by-case basis at the men’s shelter and has a blanket ban on them — and on violent offenders — at the women’s shelter.

Homelessness up slightly in Montana, with biggest increase in Billings
Billings Gazette-Dec 7, 2017
Homelessness is up slightly in Montana, according to a national report released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, … They included the Billings Public Library, the Montana Rescue Mission’s Women and Family Shelter and Men’s Shelter, the Community Crisis Cente

One more day to sign up for turkey deliveries from Montana Rescue ..
KTVQ Billings News-Nov 21, 2017
BILLINGS – Montana Rescue Mission has extended the deadline to sign up to for the homebound Thanksgiving meal delivery to 5 p.m. Wednesday. People unable to travel to the mission at 2822 Minnesota Ave. in Billings Thanksgiving Day can request meal delivery by calling 406-259-3800. Mission …

Rescue Mission launches fundraising campaign to improve services …
Billings Gazette-Nov 16, 2017
Montana Rescue Mission is in the midst of a $100,000 fundraising campaign to remodel the lobby of the women and children’s shelter in part to increase security. Denise Smith, MRM’s marketing and public relations director, said the effort will also include dividing a large sitting room into two smaller rooms …

Montana Rescue Mission: How far they’ve come and how far they …
KULR-TV-Nov 14, 2017
Denise Smith, the public relations director for Montana Rescue Mission and said the open house is a great opportunity to see what the shelter currently needs, like a remodeled lobby area– and secure front doors that will protect the shelter’s guests. She said the open house is also a great opportunity to …

Montana Rescue Mission to host annual Thanksgiving dinner
Billings Gazette-Nov 10, 2017
The Montana Rescue Mission will host its annual traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the dining room of the MRM Men’s Shelter, located at 2822 …

Local business hosts Community Blanket Drive 
KULR-TV-Nov 9, 2017
Hoffman said the blankets will go toward different organizations such as the Women’s Shelter and Montana Rescue Mission. He said the drive …

‘All or nothing’ mental health care is filling the Montana state hospital … 
Billings Gazette-Oct 15, 2017
‘All or nothing’ mental health care is filling the Montana state hospital, … The Montana Rescue Mission anticipates it will serve 300 more people …

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Montana Rescue Mission renovations on Montana This Morning 
KTVQ 2-TV-August 31, 2017
Live to tape interview discussing the needed renovations to the MRM Women and Children’s Shelter

MRM coordinated entry effort to identify homeless in need 
KTVQ 2-Aug 02, 2017
An effort spearheaded by the Montana Rescue Mission is to identify the urgency of need for the homeless population in Billings.

New HUD program kicks off effort to get people off the streets
KULR-TV-Aug 02, 2017
The Montana Rescue Mission has teamed up with Volunteers of America,Tumbleweed, HRDC, and Housing Authority and Continuum of Care ..

New homeless outreach begins with Wednesday BBQ
Billings Gazette-Jul 31, 2017
Montana Rescue Mission will kick of U.S. Department of Housing and … homeless situation facing the Billings community will be conducted …

Women’s and Family Shelter looking to raise money for remodel 
Billings Gazette-Jul 27, 2017
Volunteers ask people questions about their current living and financial situations at the Montana Rescue Mission Women’s and Family Shelter …

Montana Rescue Mission reopens thrift store on Billings South Side 
Billings Gazette-Jul 17, 2017
The exterior of Montana Rescue Mission’s Bargain Second Chance store at 21 S. 29th St on Monday, July 17. The store is open 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. …

Rescue Mission in Billings reopens bargain centers 
KTVQ Billings News-Jul 16, 2017
The Montana Rescue Mission has two bargain centers, one in the Heights and one at the West End. The second chance store re-opened last …

Catholic teens and adults from all over U.S. come to Billings to do service projects 
Billings Gazette – Jul 13, 2017
Diann Wolfraven used to pride herself on her house and her yard at 226 Jefferson St…. In addition to working on 23 homes, the Catholic HEART Workcamp volunteers are also aiding a number of agencies, including Family Service, Community Day Care, St. Vincent de Paul, the Montana Rescue Mission and the Billings Food Bank.

Montana Rescue Mission hosts 4th of July BBQ – | Q2 … 
Jul 3, 2017 – The Montana Rescue Mission is gearing up for an Independence Day celebration with its first barbecue dinner.

MRM hosts Easter dinner
KULR-TV – ‎April 16, 2017
On a day like Easter, most people spend time with their loved ones and celebrate for the holiday season, but those who are less fortunate tend to be forgotten. Montana Rescue Mission made sure that those people aren’t forgotten today. The dinner was 

Montana Rescue Mission Serves Easter Dinner
KTVQ Billings News –April 16, 2017
The Montana Rescue Mission served up a special Easter dinner on Sunday. Volunteers followed the lead of Montana Rescue Mission Chef Stuart Bovington….

Montana Rescue Mission serves Easter dinner
KBZK Bozeman News – ‎April 16, 2017
“A message of hope that you can have a life and not be condemned because of where you’re at,” said Fournier, who is the program director at the mission. And that message helps many at the Montana Rescue Mission. “God is also there when things go bad,” …

MRM Easter dinner planned
Billings Gazette-Apr 8, 2017
The Montana Rescue Mission is once again opening its doors to serve Easter dinner to the poor, homeless and homebound. The MRM will …

Last call for MRM Easter dinner Billings home delivery
KTVQ Billings News-Apr 13, 2017
The traditional Easter dinner will be served Sunday at 1 p.m. following a noon service in the Chapel, according to a MRM press release issued …

MRM in need of volunteers for annual Easter Dinner
KULR-TV-Apr 6, 2017
The Montana Rescue Mission is in need of volunteers for its annual Easter Dinner preparation and meal. MRM representatives say they’re in …

Gordon’s life outside: Surviving Montana’s winters on the street …
KTVQ Billings News-Feb 2, 2017
Billings recorded several nights in December with negative temperatures. On those … “[The MRM] is where my resources are and my staff is.

Man surviving Montana’s winters on the streets – …
KPAX-TV-Feb 3, 2017
Montana has a reputation of grueling winters, where temperatures … to Pastor Glenn Fournier, who operates the Montana Rescue Mission.

Volunteers reach out to understand homeless during annual survey
Billings Gazette-Jan 27, 2017
Locations where surveys were administered included the Billings Public Library, the Montana Rescue Mission Men’s Shelter, the MRM Women …

Homelessness survey taken in Billings and nationwide – …
KTVQ Billings News-Jan 26, 2017
The Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) surveyed homeless at the Billings Public Library, the Montana Rescue Mission men’s …

Volunteers reach out to understand homeless during annual survey …
Billings Gazette – January 26, 2017
Jan 26, 2017  Locations where surveys were administered included the Billings Public Library, the Montana Rescue Mission Men’s Shelter, the MRM Women …

Montana’s Homeless Shelters Fill As Temperatures Dip Below Zero
MTPR-Jan 4, 2017
The two homeless shelters operated by Montana Rescue Mission in Billings go into overdrive when the mercury dips below zero. According to …

Photos: Christmas Lunch at Montana Rescue Mission | Billings …
Billings Gazette-Dec 25, 2016
Hundreds of guests enjoyed a hot Christmas lunch served by volunteers at  Montana Rescue Mission on Sunday

Gazette opinion: Celebrate community’s gift of giving | Gazette …
Billings Gazette-December 25, 2016
Homeless folks are sheltered. Montana Rescue Mission staff even go out to look for the unsheltered on cold nights to invite them in.

Call MRM for free Christmas meal delivery
Billings Gazette-Dec 20, 2016
Billings residents not in the Meals on Wheels program who need a meal … The MRM is expecting to serve a full-course meal to 600 people.

Billings barber provides haircuts to the homeless – | Q2 …
KTVQ Billings News-Dec 19, 2016
In an impromptu decision on Monday, a Billings barber paid it forward … and wanted to give everyone haircuts,” said Denise Smith of the MRM.

Endless winter: Some homeless choose to stay out in subzero temperatures
Billings Gazette-Dec 18, 2016
A van lurched to a halt in a snow drift on North Broadway Avenue. The Rev. Glenn Fournier got out and approached two women huddled against a building, covered by a thin blanket.

Montana Rescue Mission Men’s Shelter | News |
Billings Gazette – Dec 18, 2016
 Troy speaks with Glenn Fournier, center, and Doug Graves, left, in the lobby at the Montana Rescue Mission Men’s Shelter on Friday, ..

Montana Rescue Mission: Don’t sleep outside – | Local …
KULR 8-Dec 11, 2016 The staff at the Montana Rescue Mission doesn’t want anyone … Montana Rescue Mission: Don’t sleep outside

Man found dead on Montana Avenue sidewalk
Billings Gazette-Dec 11, 2016
At about 7:30 a.m., Billings police responded to a report of a body discovered in … Glenn Fournier, MRM’s program director, said the shelter has …

The Montana Rescue Mission looks for volunteers and donations …
KULR-TV-17-November 30
The Montana Rescue Mission is looking for volunteers to help serve and deliver Christmas meals. The mission is looking for volunteers and … Read More

Career Center students get in holiday spirit with car donation …
Billings Gazette-November 29
Angela Stewart was selected as the recipient for the car by officials from the Woman’s and Family Center in Billings. She completed a program …

Broncs rule, shopping small Saturday, Main Street mess
Billings Gazette-Nov 27, 2016
An army of volunteers helped serve, including drivers recruited by Montana Rescue Mission to deliver holiday dinners to Meals on Wheels … Read More

New SCRaP location invites builders and artists to inquire within
Billings Gazette-Nov 26, 2016
With a short lease on SCRaP’s initial location connected to the Montana Rescue Mission, she wasn’t sure how the project would pan out, but it …Read More

Montana Rescue Mission gets kitchen running just in time for …
Billings Gazette-Nov 24, 2016
The Montana Rescue Mission served meals to more than 600 people Thursday after managing to get its dining room and kitchen up and … Read More

dotORG: Downtown Billings hosts annual fundraisers
Billings Gazette-Nov 23, 2016 Half of what is cooked is donated to the Montana Rescue Mission, while the rest is served at the Billings Food Bank for their annual … Read More

Feature photo: Turkey tenders
Billings Gazette-Nov 22, 2016 … and Cooks of Montana, as well as volunteers from other organizations, cook turkeys to be served at the annual Rescue Mission Thanksgiving … Read More

Billings Career Center students donate car to woman in need
KTVQ Billings News-Nov 21, 2016 The Thanksgiving spirit started a little early on Monday as students at the Billings Career Center paired with the Montana Rescue Mission …

Deadline for Thanksgiving meal home delivery is 5 pm Tuesday
Billings Gazette – ‎Nov 21, 2016‎ Homebound Billings residents have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to receive delivery of a Thanksgiving Day meal through the Montana Rescue Mission. Residents who know someone unable to attend the free Thursday meal or who cannot travel to the meal site, … Read More

Montana Rescue Mission asking for help on Thanksgiving
KTVQ Billings News-Nov 21, 2016 As you gather last minute materials for Thanksgiving dinner, the Montana RescueMission is asking for a helping hand. MRM Public Relations … Read More

Deadline for Thanksgiving meal home delivery is 5 pm Tuesday
Billings Gazette-Nov 21, 2016 Homebound Billings residents have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to receive delivery of a Thanksgiving Day meal through the Montana Rescue Mission… Read More

Montana Rescue Mission kitchen opens after remodel
KTVQ Billings News-Nov 18, 2016 Montana Rescue Mission kitchen opens after remodel. Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>> · Clemency granted to 2 Billings drug dealers. Read More

Gazette Opinion: Fighting Causes of Homelessness in Billings
Billings Gazette-Nov 1, 2016 Homelessness is a community problem, it’s not St. Vincent de Paul’s problem, nor Montana Rescue Mission’sproblem. These nonprofits are part of the solution: broad community involvement to reduce the causes and suffering of homelessness. Read More

Rimrock Auto helps Toys for Tots
KTVQ Billings News-Oct 26, 2016 Toys for Tots lost the use of space at the Montana Rescue Mission after recent flooding. Rimrock Auto Group will let the Marines use the old Rimrock GMC … Read More

Big needs for KULR-8 Spirit of Giving charities
KULR-TV-Oct 20, 2016 Spirit of Giving is our day-long donation drive for three local charities, Toys for Tots, Montana Rescue Mission, and the Billings Food Bank. Read More

Toys for Tots needs warehouse space
KTVQ Billings News-Oct 19, 2016 The recent flood at the Montana Rescue Mission has created a storage problem and displaced Toys for Tots. They hope someone in the .. Read More

Montana Rescue Mission reorganizes after flooding; ‘Code Blue’ in …
Billings Gazette-Oct 11, 2016 Montana Rescue Mission’s public dining hall continues to be restored after a July flood that left about 2 million gallons of water in the basement … Read More

Gazette opinion: Day of Caring calls Yellowstone County to action
Billings Gazette-Sep 15, 2016 “Day of Caring is a call to live united and put our mission into action by … Montana Rescue Mission, which will have deep cleaning and painting … Read More

Montana Rescue Mission: Volunteers helped move merchandise to …
KULR-TV-Aug 31, 2016 The basement at the Montana Rescue Mission, Men’s Shelter, flooded over the weekend. But the organization still is knee deep in the aftermath … Read More

Montana Rescue Mission: Volunteers helped move merchandise to other locations after flooding

KULR 8 – Aug 17 5:00 & 10:00 News …Montana Rescue Mission: Volunteers helped move merchandise to other locations after flooding…… The basement at theMontana Rescue Mission, Men’s Shelter, flooded over the weekend. But the…… Montana Rescue Mission is still knee deep in the aftermath and uncertain insurance will cover the… Read More

Montana Rescue Mission flooding aftermath
KULR 8 – Aug 15 5:00 News …Montana Rescue Mission flooding aftermath…… Damage assessment is underway at the Montana Rescue Missionmen’s shelter following a water main

Crucial decisions ahead for the Montana Rescue Mission
Billings Gazette-Aug 9, 2016 After that meeting, Roberts , the executive director of the Montana Rescue Mission, will have at least some idea about what can be done with … Read More

Volunteers help clean MRM Shelter, accepting hot meals for those in need
KTVQ-Aug 8, 2016 5:00 & 10:00 News Aug 9 Morning News
…Volunteers help clean MRM Shelter, accepting hot meals for those in need…… items throughout the day for this weekend’s upcoming sale at both the Heights and West End MRMRead More

Billings homeless shelter drying off after 2 million gallons of water flood basement
KTVQ-Aug 6, 2016 10:00 News … burst on Saturday, the men staying at the shelter have slept in the MRM administration building. “Thank… Read More

Volunteers help clean MRM Shelter, accepting hot meals for those in need
KTVQ-Aug 6, 2016 10:00 News Aug 7, 2016 Morning News …Volunteers help clean MRM Shelter, accepting hot meals for those in need…… Volunteers help clean MRM Shelter, accepting hot meals for those in need. … Read More

Community rallies around MRM after weekend flood
Billings Gazette-Aug 3, 2016
Montana Rescue Mission continues to deal with the aftermath of a broken water main that left about 2 million gallons of water in the basement of the charity’s Minnesota Avenue facilities. But community support is… Read More

Gazette opinion: Help rescue

Billings Gazette-Aug 2, 2016 The Montana Rescue Mission serves lunch on the sidewalk in front of Minnesota Avenue building Monday because of the power outage to the… Read More

Basement flood shuts down Billings Men’s Shelter, community meal program
KTVQ-Jul 30, 2016 5:30 & 10:00 News …. Officials reported water from the former Granny’s Attic, east of the MRM, flooded and water spread into the… Read More

Flooded Montana Rescue Mission seeks help for clean-up, food
Billings Gazette-Jul 30, 2016 Rubber pipes pump water out of the former Granny’s Attic building off of Minnesota Ave., adjacent to Montana Rescue Mission men’s shelter … Read More

Montana Rescue Mission flooding aftermath
KULR 8 – Jul 30 5:00 & 10:00 News … The men’s shelter at the Montana rescue mission flooded early this morning, causing both water and… Read More

Volunteers use culinary artistry to feed hungry at Billings homeless
KTVQ Billings News-Jan 29, 2016
A lot of volunteers flood the Montana Rescue Mission on holidays like Christmas and Easter to help serve food. But on an otherwise uneventful Wednesday … Read More

Billings homeless count finds a lot of new faces
Billings Gazette-Jan 29, 2016
said Edward Saunders, who was conducting surveys Thursday evening at the Montana Rescue Mission. “They said, ‘I don’t know.’” Saunders … Read More

Keeping homeless Montana kids in school
Billings Gazette-Jan 28, 2016
Another bus transports children from the Montana Rescue Mission shelter on First Avenue North to Washington Elementary and Riverside … Read More


Montana Rescue Mission Gladly Serves More Meals Than Anticipated
Billings Gazette-Dec 25, 2015
Despite serving dozens more meals than anticipated, no complaints were heard from staff or volunteers at the Montana Rescue Mission’sChristmas meal Friday.
“It’s an honor to be able to serve. We’re all called to serve,” said Denise Smith, the MRM marketing and public relations director. “I’m gonna get teary-eyed and choke up on you, but it’s just an honor to serve.” Read More

Photos: Christmas meal at Montana Rescue Mission
Billings Gazette-Updated Dec 25, 2015
Images from the annual Christmas meal for those in need at Montana Rescue Mission on Friday… View Photos

Montana Rescue Mission volunteers deliver dozens of Christmas …
KTVQ Billings News-Dec 25, 2015
In addition to serving up Christmas dinners, the Montana Rescue Mission was also busy delivering meals. Dozens of volunteers held off their Christmas …Read More

Montana Rescue Mission serves Christmas dinner to more than 500
KTVQ Billings News – ‎Dec 25, 2015‎
A Billings shelter showed there is always extra room at the dinner table on Christmas Day. TheMontana Rescue Mission expected to feed about 300 people for Christmas dinner, but between the deliveries and sit-down meals, the MRM fed more than 500 … View Video/Edit Story

110 volunteers serve a Christmas meal at MRM
The Montana Rescue Mission kept tradition alive today, holding their 69th annual Christmas dinner. There were 110 volunteers that helped serve the meals today. The MRM had so many volunteers, it had to turn even more away. View Video/Read More

Montana Rescue Mission will share Christmas with hundreds of diners
Billings Gazette-Dec 23
All that’s standing in the way of putting on another free and delicious Christmas Day dinner at the Montana Rescue Mission is the donation of a .. Read More

Montana Rescue Mission makes plea for Christmas dinner donations
KTVQ Billings News-Dec 22
Giving is on our minds during the holidays, but the need for donations exists year round. So far, in 2015, the Montana Rescue Mission has provided nearly 80,000 meals to those in need… Read More

Candlelight vigil held to remember homeless
Billings Gazette-Dec 21, 2015
“It gives us great streets, Lord,” said Pastor Glenn Fournier, of the Montana Rescue Mission, during an opening prayer. “It bothers us that … Read More

Christmas party helps rescue mission
KTVQ Billings News-Dec 17, 2015
A group of Billings workers saw a need for Christmas presents at the Montana Rescue Mission and held a Christmas party Thursday night. Employees from Food … Read More

Toys for Tots serving a record number of families
Billings Gazette-Dec 15, 2015
Gross said Montana Rescue Mission did Toys for Tots a big favor by allowing use of its building this year and next. That will allow Marines and … Read More

A meal with a mission: Thanksgiving dinners delivered in Lockwood, Billings
Billings Gazette – ‎Nov 26, 2015‎
The Montana Rescue Mission prepared a total of 800 meals this Thanksgiving for those who couldn’t make their own, Mission Spokeswoman Denise Smith said. Sixty turkeys were prepared by chefs and cooks, and sides were made by staffers of the Mission … Read More

KULR 8 TV: November 26, 2015 6:00 and 10:00 A Thanksgiving Feast at the Montana Rescue Mission Volunteers were working hard this Thanksgiving at the Montana Rescue Mission, ensuring the less fortunate enjoyed a wonderful feast complete with turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie. Read More/Watch Video

Billings Gazette: November 25, 2015 Nobody rejected from local shelter as frigid temperatures move into area With fireplaces and furnaces firing up around Billings as arctic temperatures settle in for the holiday, the people of the city’s streets look for a safe place to sleep. Read More

KULR 8: November 25, 2015 5:30 and 10:00 Community Center opens doors to the homeless With colder weather moving in, it is important to remember those who do not have a place to go at night. Last year, the Montana Rescue Mission, in partnership with Harvest Church, opened up their community center. Read More

KULR 8: November 24 Volunteering opportunities for Thanksgiving The Montana Rescue Mission will be serving Thanksgiving dinner from 1-3pm this Thursday. In order to provide this service to the community, MRM is in need of Turkeys, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Durkee Onions, Raw Cranberries, Celery, Mushroom Soup, Dinner Rolls, and pre made pumpkin pies. Donations can be dropped off at the Men’s shelter at 2822 Minnesota Ave.

KULR 8: November 23, 2015 5:30, Wake Up Montana, Billings, Butte, Great Falls, and Glendive Thanksgiving is just around the corner and our area shelters could still use a little help preparing for the holiday. KULR-8’s Samantha Harrelson joins us in the studio with more. sami — what do they still need? Greg and Stella – i spoke with the staff at the Montana Rescue Mission…. Watch the Video

Billings Gazette: Sunday, November 15, 2015; Front Page Donations Down Demand Up With demand increasing and donations down, the Montana Rescue Mission is reaching out for support from the community and plans an open house and a new way for groups to help the faith-based nonprofit with its meal program. “It’s really important for us, because we’re heading into the busiest time, between Thanksgiving, Christmas and the winter months with people coming in,” said Denise Smith, public relations and marketing director for the MRM. Read More

KTVQ 2: Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 5:30, 10:00 and Morning News; Billings father of two works toward new life during stay at Montana Rescue Mission As winds whipped throughout the state, imagine being homeless in the streets of Billings. With temperatures only to lower in the coming months, the Montana Rescue Mission will see more men in need of a warm place to stay, and a hot meal. Read More

KTVQ 2: Monday, November 16, 2015 Morning News, Montana Rescue Mission invites public to tour Billings men’s shelter Most Billings residents are familiar with the Montana Rescue Mission and the services they offer in the community, but what happens there often goes unseen unless someone is in need of assistance. Read More

KTVQ 2: Sunday, November 1, 2015 Love Kitchen Serves Pizza to the Homeless The Montana Rescue Mission serves meals everyday. Sunday, pizza was on the menu. The Little Caesars Love Kitchen came to Billings to help with lunch. Employees from Little Caesars on Grand Avenue baked the fresh pizza. View Video

KULR 8: Tuesday October 6, 2015 6:00 News, Homeless population growing, moving out of downtown In the last year, the city’s homeless population has increased by 25%, according to a point in time survey done by the Downtown Billings Association.
… “If you have an increase like that coupled with an issue like housing that is at a premium you’re going to see more and more that are expelled into the streets,” said Lisa Harmon, executive director of the Downtown Billings Association. “Imagine being an entry level worker and trying to afford our rental market right now, it’s really difficult. I mean if you look at the numbers at the mission, they’re busy, they’re full, people are struggling to find that permanent housing.” Read More

Billings Gazette: Wednesday, October 14, 2015, Front Page; Montana Rescue Mission tour an eye-opener for elected officials Services delivered by the Montana Rescue Mission to Billings’ homeless and transient population are up about 15 percent this year compared to last year, and shelter officials wanted to talk about ways they’re handling the increase — and continued opportunities for collaboration — with city officials Tuesday. Read More

Butte Standard: Friday, October 16, 2015; Rescue Mission starts charging clients who can afford to pay A Butte shelter that serves the homeless and hungry is asking income-earning clients to pay the nonprofit a percentage of their earnings….
The Montana Rescue Mission in Billings has seen about a 20-percent increase in women and children over 2014. As of Sept. 30, the facility has served nearly 64,000 meals and sheltered about 1,000 men and more than 670 women and children, spokesperson Denise Smith said Read More

Billings Gazette: Wednesday Oct 21, 2015 St. Labre students pitch in during volunteer day in Billings Volunteering probably isn’t high up on most kids’ list when they hit the city.
But it was the No. 1 priority Wednesday for about 35 St. Labre High School students in Billings. They spent a few hours volunteering at the Billings Food Bank, Montana Rescue Mission Bargain Center and the Ronald McDonald House. Read More

Magic City Magazine: October Edition, Page 14 Montana Rescue Mission; Shelters do more than provide a safe haven for Billings’ homeless Linda Reid started down a dark road as a child. The road would eventually lead to a journey of recovery at Montana Rescue Mission Women’s Shelter… Read More

KULR 8: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 10:00 News, Two people graduated from the Montana Rescue Mission‘s ‘New Life Program’ Wednesday night. The program combines spiritual, emotional and mental counseling.
Program graduate Korey Gonzales said he used to look down on shelters and the homeless, but now he has a different perspective Read More…

KULR 8: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 5:00 & 6:00 News, Two people will graduate tonight from the MRM’s New Life Program. Linda Reid has struggled with an alcohol and drug addiction for the majority of her life. She said she became a Christian in 2000 when she was in and out of prison, but alcohol became a struggle again a few years later… “It’s a very intense program that you really are making a commitment for – every single day was awesome,” program graduate Linda Reid said. Read More

The following was posted on KULR 8 Facebook and Twitter: Montana Rescue Mission‘s main chef, Spencer, is from Brighton, England and helps provide free meals for those in need by cooking with food donated from local restaurants, businesses and the community. Last year the mission served about 75,000 free meals! This year they’ve already served over 50,000, so the MRM needs the ongoing support, volunteers, and donations from the community to continue providing for those in need like Elizabeth, Gary, and their 2-week-old daughter, Leilani, who I met today during my tour of the MRM facilities!

KULR 8 News: Monday, July 20, 2015, 5:00 & 6:00 Live Remote & Live to Tape Interview More Visitors, Fewer Donations This Summer for MRM The Montana Rescue Mission is hosting a parking lot sale this weekend to help curb the drop-off in donation dollars. Fewer donations and more visitors are combining to make summer 2015 busier than normal… Read More/View Video

KTVQ 2 Morning News, Tuesday, July 21, 2015, Morning News Interview with Victoria Hill, MRM: Individuals seeking help from Montana Rescue Mission on the rise this summer Denise Smith with the Montana Rescue Mission stopped by Montana this Morning to talk about the rising number of individuals they are serving during this summer season. The mission projects a 15 percent increase in… Read More

Last Best News Article May 20, 2015: Touche! ‘Community space’ planned for Minnesota Ave. Bryan Stafford, director of the Big Sky Fencing Association—think swords, not cattle—had one small goal in mind when he approached the Montana Rescue Mission last year. His fencing club needed a new space to practice and compete, and he knew that MRM owned a huge, almost entirely vacant complex of connected buildings on Minnesota Avenue. His plans grew more expansive after he toured the buildings with Mission Director Perry Roberts. Read More

Billings Gazette, May 5, 2015: MRM hires Funyak as development director Jami Funyak has been hired as the Montana Rescue Mission’s development director. As a member of the executive team, she will … Read More

Billings Gazette, March 22, 2015: Montana Rescue Mission Continues to Adapt to Stay Relevant Travis Goff sits on a bed in the two-bedroom apartment he lives in at the downtown Billings Montana Rescue Mission. Read more

Billings Gazette Article Sunday, April 5, 2015: Hundreds enjoy Easter dinner at the Montana Rescue Mission : The Montana Rescue Mission served up hospitality and more than 300 dinners for Easter Sunday. Starting at 1 p.m., diners feasted on ham, au gratin potatoes, a side salad and strawberry shortcake for desert. Read more:

KULR TV, April 5, 1015: MRM Serves Hundreds at Annual Easter Dinner: If you do what you love, your job never feels like work. Nowhere else than at Montana Rescue Mission is that saying truer. Walter Lofton, food service manager for MRM, said he loves his job because he loves serving people and giving those in need a hot, nutritious meal. Read More / Watch the Story

KTVQ TV, April 5, 2015: Rescue Mission Celebrates Easter, Serves Special Meal On Easter Sunday, the Montana rescue mission gave the gift of meals Sunday afternoon feeding hundreds and starting with a special service. Read More / Watch the Story

Billings Gazette March 8, 2015: Rescue Mission Hires 3 The Montana Rescue Mission has hired three new people to assist in serving the homeless of Billings and Yellowstone County. Read more

KULR 8 March 2, 2015 Montana Rescue Mission Needs Volunteers, Day Backpacks The Montana Rescue Mission is in need of day backpacks for the people that utilize their programs and facilities, according to program director Glenn Fournier. Read more/Watch Video:

KULR 8 February 12, 2015 Over 300 Coats Donated by Joliet Students “Not In Our School,” an anti-bullying program, held a coat drive to donate to the Montana Rescue Missions Men’s, Women’s and Children’s shelters.

Gazette Opinion January 18, 2015 Brainstorming Street Outreach in Billings

Gazette Article, January 18, 2015 Former Thrift Store a Candidate for City Warming and Sobering Center

Gazette Article January 7, 2015 Real Steps Being Taken on Behalf of Billings Homeless, Transient Residents

KULR 8 December 30, 2014 New Community Center Needs Volunteers

KULR 8 December 25, 2014 Rescue Mission Serves 300 Christmas Day

KTVQ December 25, 2014, Montana Rescue Mission Serves up 300lbs of Food for Christmas Feast

KTVQ December 24, 2014 Montana Rescue Mission gets many helping hands for Christmas Dinner prep

Gazette Article December 21, 2014 Billings Public Services Stretched as Number of Chronically Homeless Rises

KTVQ December 17, 2014 New Center Reaches Out to Billings Homeless

Gazette Article December 17, 2014 Health Matters: Homelessness is a Community Issue

Gazette Article December 17, 2014 New Community Center Gives Homeless More Options

KTVQ November 27, 2014 Volunteers serve Thanksgiving dinner to hundreds in Billings

Gazette Article November 27, 2014 Mission Possible: Volunteers Serve Thanksgiving Meals to 800 people at the Montana Rescue Mission

Missoulian November 25, 2014 Volunteer cooks fill kitchen at Food Bank for Thanksgiving prep