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Missoula Family Housing Center
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Housing is a human right. And yet, many families in our community—whether due to loss of employment, unaffordable rent or domestic violence—find themselves without a safe place to live. Missoula Family Housing Center, jointly operated by YWCA Missoula and MIC’s Family Promise Program, provides short-term emergency housing to families experiencing homelessness along with the support and resources to move into permanent homes of their own. This service is one wing of The Meadowlark, the new home of all YWCA Missoula programs.

 

Supportive Services

We understand the challenges families face when looking for housing in Missoula, including a shortage of affordable housing and the high cost of living, coupled with other factors like a lack of credit or rental history. YWCA case managers help families overcome barriers to finding stable housing or to prevent eviction, as well as assistance with basic needs. Mentorship for families is also offered by Family Promise volunteers and MIC’s Housing Advocate Network.

Walk-in supportive services are available in the Missoula Family Housing Center Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please call (406) 543-6691 with questions.

 

Rapid Re-housing

Our priority at the Missoula Family Housing Center is to move homeless families into permanent housing as quickly as possible. The YWCA Rapid Re-Housing Program offers funding for security deposits and rental assistance for up to one year. YWCA case managers work with participants to locate available rentals, communicate with landlords, and address housing barriers.

To learn more about Rapid Re-Housing, please call (406) 543-6691.

Emergency Housing

The Missoula Family Housing Center, jointly run by YWCA Missoula and MIC’s Family Promise, offers short-term emergency housing for up to 31 families with children while they seek permanent housing. Families stay in private sleeping rooms with full bathrooms, and have access to a large shared kitchen and dining area, outdoor play space, on-site health care clinic, children’s programs and therapeutic services. Family Promise volunteers serve dinner to residents six nights a week. The Missoula Family Housing Center is one wing of The Meadowlark.

Eligibility:

  • A family who is homeless by HUD guidelines: living in an emergency shelter, in a place not intended for human habitation or in a motel paid for by a government or charitable organization.
  • A family who is facing eviction within 14 days and has not identified a subsequent residence.
  • The family must have at least one child under age 18 in their custody at least 50% of the time, or the woman is pregnant.

To apply for emergency housing, please call (406) 543-6691 or download the forms below:
Eligibility Form
Participant Agreement Form

Transitional Housing

This 18-month program helps homeless survivors of domestic violence with children work toward self-sufficiency and independence. Participants in the program live in one- or two-bedroom apartments while they work with YWCA staff to develop life skills, heal from trauma, obtain permanent housing, and achieve economic security.

To learn more about Transitional Housing, please call (406) 543-6691.