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LOCAL LEGAL SERVICES
MONTANA LEGAL SERVICES
The Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) is a private, non-profit law firm that empowers low-income individuals by providing legal information, advice, and other services free of charge.
Montanalawhelp.org is your home for free civil legal information, forms, advice, and free or low-cost representation in court by MLSA.
YELLOWSTONE COUNTY SELF HELP LAW CENTER
216 N. 29th Street
(406) 869-3531 or (406) 869-3532
The Court Help Program is a free service provided by the Montana Supreme Court to assist people with civil, non-criminal legal problems. The goal of the program is to provide the information needed to understand legal rights and responsibilities and to help resolve legal problems on your own, if you cannot afford an attorney or if you choose not to hire one. Information on available resources only is provided, not legal advice or legal representation.
LOCAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES
420 Grand Avenue
A women's drop-in center providing domestic violence and sexual assault support, education, and advocacy through its support group meetings and programs. Meetings are held every Tuesday from 7:00 - 8:30 pm..
COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION - CODE RED
Please take a moment to visit the Yellowstone County Disaster and Emergency Services site for Community Notification. By simply signing up and providing the appropriate information, you can be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.
COMMUNITY CRISIS CENTER
704 N. 30th Street
The Community Crisis Center is the first point of access for individuals in the community seeking crisis stabilization services for mental health, substance abuse, and/or social service needs regardless of their ability to pay.
DISTRICT 7 HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
(406) 247-4732 or (800) 433-1411
Hardin: (406) 665-3500
7 N. 31st Street
Offers a variety of housing programs, transportation assistance, energy assistance, and child care resources in Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, and Yellowstone counties.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
FAMILY PROMISE OF YELLOWSTONE VALLEY
10 S. 26th Street
A community of 26 Billings faith-based congregations and over 1400 volunteers that put their faith into action to provide meals, shelter, and a safe, non-judgmental environment for families experiencing homelessness.
FAMILY SERVICE, INC.
3927-3931 1st Avenue South
Family Service has helped our neighbors in need since 1906 by supporting struggling families and seniors with vital essentials like food, clothing, rent, and utilities. They also provide support through education assistance for better employment and many other special projects like holiday meal boxes and back-to-school backpacks.
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BILLINGS (HomeFront)
2415 First Avenue North
HomeFront is dedicated to providing safe, decent, and affordable housing to individuals and families in Billings, MT. HomeFront also provides free instructions on a myriad of topics, including paths to home ownership, how to be a good renter, literacy, budgeting, and beyond.
MONTANA RESCUE MISSION (MRM)
(406) 259-3800 (Support Services)
Women & Children's Shelter
2520 1st Avenue North
Provides emergency care including food and shelter for women and children. Parenting, life skills, anger management, proper nutrition and food preparation, conflict resolutions, addiction counseling, and spiritual development classes are also provided.
2822 Minnesota Avenue
Provides emergency, temporary, and rehabilitative care for those experiencing hunger and homelessness.
THE PHOENIX CENTER
24-7 Helpline: (406) 794-3829
MSU-B, 1500 University Drive, Second Floor of Petro Hall
City College, 3803 Central Ave., Second Floor of Tech Building
Confidential place on the campus of MSU-Billings or City College for survivors of sexual violence that offers support, advocacy, and resources for college students.
123 S. 27th Street
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Essential provider of personal and public health services from medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare; home care and hospice; public health services such as immunizations, WIC, health promotion, plus much more all on a sliding fee scale.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
3005 1st Avenue South
Provides a variety of assistance programs, such as rental assistance, utility assistance, sober living assistance, food, clothing, household items, and laundry services.
THE SALVATION ARMY
2100 6th Avenue North
A religious-based organization assisting low-income individuals in Yellowstone County through the help of food, shelter, clothing, hygiene, case management, spiritual support, and Christmas gifts.
MONTNA SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES
A private entity which is not affiliated with nor endorsed by the U.S. Government or the Social Security Administration (SSA) provides a directory of Montana's Social Security offices to obtain information about:
Other Federal Government Services
24 Hour Hotline: (888) 818-4702
505 N. 24th Street
Mon-Thu - 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
The Tumbleweed Program is a non-profit, community-based agency, founded in 1976, which provides services to runaway, homeless, and vulnerable youth and their families. Tumbleweed’s crisis counseling and youth services are available 24/7.
YELLOWSTONE COUNTY OFFICE OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
(406) 237-0520 or (888) 706-1535
111 N. 31st Street
Offers a variety of programs such as energy assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
24 Hour Hotline: (406) 245-4472
24 Hour Text Line: (406) 702-0229
Big Horn County: (406) 679-5145
909 Wyoming Avenue
Gateway Program: Offers free services to victims of domestic and sexual violence including shelter, counseling, and legal assistance.
Employment & Training Center: Offers job search, resume, and application assistance.
988 SUICIDE AND CRISIS LIFELINE
ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT (AVP) HOTLINE for LGBTQ and HIV
(212) 714-1141 (24 Hours) or (212) 714-1184
AVP empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and educations, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy. Free and confidential. Bilingual (English/Spanish)
LOVE IS RESPECT
(866) 331-9474 OR (866) 331-8453 (TTY)
Text: LOVEIS to 22522
Offering 24/7 information, support, and advocacy to individuals between ages 13 and 26 who have questions or concerns about their romantic relationships. Phone, live chat, and texting services. Free and confidential.
THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME
(855) 4-VICTIM (484-8246)
An advocacy organization committed to, and working on behalf of, crime victims and their families.
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
(800) 799-SAFE (7233) OR (800) 797-3224 (TTY)
Text: START to 88788
Offering essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence 234/7/365 so they can live their lives free of abuse. Free and confidential phone, live chat, and texting services available. Services provided in over 200 languages.
NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE
(888) 373-7888 or 711 (TTY)
Free and confidential assistance 24/7/365 to connect victims and survivors of sex and labor trafficking with vetted services and support around the country. This is not a government entity, law enforcement agency, immigration, or an investigative agency. Services provide in over 200 languages.
NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE - RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network)
(800) 656-HOPE (4673)
RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization offering 24 hours a day free and confidential service. The website also offers support via confidential online chat and through a smartphone app.
NURSING HOME ABUSE JUSTICE
Helping raise awareness on the under-reporting of nursing home abuse and provides reporting that exposes hidden truths.
STRONG HEARTS NATIVE HELPLINE
(844) 7NATIVE (762-8483)
Offering 24/7 safe, confidential, and anonymous domestic, dating and sexual violence help for Native Americans and Alaska Natives through culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.