Montana Rescue Mission (MRM) began in 1948 and was incorporated in 1957 to serve the homeless population in Billings, MT and the surrounding area. Our core values are to treat all people with dignity, compassion, and respect. Our programs and services are designed to help end the cyclical nature of homelessness. We are addressing causes, such as addictions, generational poverty, lack of education, poor budgeting skills, diminished mental or physical capacity, and others as well as serving those who are struggling to overcome these barriers one person at a time.
Two out of three individuals leave our care to positive, stable housing. In 2017, MRM provided the hungry in our community with 83,971 meals. In addition, we provided 26,509 nights of shelter for 2,171 individuals. Trends show that those numbers will be even higher in 2018. We operate both a Men’s Shelter and a Women and Families’ Shelter. Our approach to service is three-fold:
- Rescue – We provide food, shelter, clothing, education, and counseling to individuals to address mental, physical, and spiritual needs.
- Recovery – We offer Instruction and referrals in life-skills programs – parenting, conflict resolution, anger management, spiritual development, education, computer skills, addiction recovery, resume’ preparation, and GED certification.
- Restoration – We deliver competencies through outcomes that provide our guests with a steady source of income, safe and stable housing, a realistic budget, engagement in a community-based support system such as a church family, and maintenance for their physical and mental health needs.
We are striving to bring healing to our guests. Through our services, we meet every individual with programs and relationships that demonstrate love and compassion and help them receive healing. But, we need your help to do our work! This is not something that we can do on our own, but takes the entire community, working together, to make a difference.