History & Facility Tours
In response to God’s prompting and through the vision of a group of Christian men, Montana Rescue Mission (MRM) was opened in the late 1940’s as a beacon of hope for the homeless in our 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 Montana Rescue Mission
- Located at different locations during the 1950’s and 1960’s
- In the late 1960’s, MRM moved to North 26th Street.
- In the late 1970’s, MRM moved to 2822 Minnesota Avenue.
- In 1985, the first Bargain Center was opened to provide financial support to the Shelters. The two stores are currently located at 1233 24th Street West and 1321 Main Street.
- In 1991, MRM opened the Shelter for Women & Children located in the former Lincoln Hotel at 2520 1st Avenue North.
While the size and complexity of MRM has grown over the last 60 years, at its heart is the love and compassion of God demonstrated through service to others. We are 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 (MRM) 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 MRM was doing so much.”
If you are interested in taking a tour, complete the form below and we will contact you with further information: