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.
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.
This 18-month program helps unhoused survivors of domestic violence with children work toward self-sufficiency and independence. Participants in the program live in 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.