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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. YWCA Missoula provides short-term emergency housing to families who are unsheltered along with the support and resources to move into permanent homes of their own. 

Emergency Housing

Missoula Family Housing Center

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 located in The Meadowlark.

Eligibility:

  • A family who is unsheltered: living 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

Walk-in 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. Families who have lost their housing or are at risk of losing their housing can get help to overcome these barriers to stable housing or to prevent eviction, as well as assistance with basic needs  Walk-in supportive services are jointly operated by the YWCA and Missoula Interfaith Collaborative.

Walk-in services are available at The Meadowlark 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 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.

Transitional Housing

This 18-month program helps unhoused 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.