Community Resources

LOCAL LEGAL SERVICES

MONTANA LEGAL SERVICES
(800) 666-6899
The Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) is a law firm that empowers low-income people by providing legal information, advice, and other services free of charge.

MONTANALAWHELP.ORG
Helping low-income individuals solve legal problems.

YELLOWSTONE COUNTY SELF HELP LAW CENTER
216 N. 29th Street
(406) 869-3531 or (406) 869-3532
Email: yellowstonecountyselfhelp@mt.gov

The Court Help Program is an initiative of the Montana Supreme Court designed to assist people with civil (non-criminal) legal problems. The goal of the program is to provide the information you need to understand your legal rights and responsibilities and to help you resolve legal problems on your own.

HOTLINES

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE 
(800) 799-7233 OR (800) 797-3224 (TTY)
Free and confidential, 24 hours a day service.  Services provided in over 200 languages

NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE - RAINN
(800) 656-4673
Free and confidential, 24 hours a day service.  The website offers support via confidential online chat.

STRONG HEARTS NATIVE HELPLINE
(844) 762-8483
Free and confidential.  Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm (CST).  Culturally appropriate services for Native Americans. 

ANTI-VIOLENCE PROJECT HOTLINE for LGBTQ and HIV
(212) 714-1141
Free and confidential.  Bilingual (English/Spanish)

LOVE IS RESPECT
(866) 331-9474 OR (866) 331-8453 (TTY)
Free and confidential.  Dating relationship abuse.  Phone, live chat, and texting services.  Text: loveis to 22522*

NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE
(888) 373-7888 or 711 (TTY)
Free and confidential. This is not a law enforcement, immigration or an investigative agency.

THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME
(855) 4-VICTIM (484-8246)

LOCAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES

ANGELA’S PIAZZA
(406) 255-0611
420 Grand Avenue
Drop-in center for women, provides domestic violence & sexual assault support groups/education, and parenting programs.

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
(406) 259-8800
704 N. 30th Street
Crisis response center for mental health and chemical dependency issues.

DISTRICT 7 HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
(406) 247-4732
7 North 31st Street
Offers a variety of housing programs, transportation assistance, energy assistance, and child care resources.

FAMILY PROMISE OF YELLOWSTONE VALLEY
(406) 294-7432
10 South 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.
(406) 259-2269
1824 First Ave North
Family Service has helped our neighbors in need for 112 years. We support struggling families and seniors with vital essentials like food, clothing, rent, and utilities. We also provide support through education assistance for better employment, our “Suit Up” program for men interviewing for a new job and many other special projects like holiday meal boxes and back-to-school backpacks.

HOUSING AUTHORITY OF BILLINGS (HAB)
(406) 245-6391
2415 First Avenue North
HAB is dedicated to providing safe, decent and affordable housing to individuals and families in Billings, MT, and within a 10-mile radius of Billings’ city limits. Currently, the Housing Authority of Billings owns and/or manages over 400 housing units and administers rental subsidy for over 1000 units throughout the community.

THE HUB
(406) 248-4803
515 N. 27th Street
The HUB is a drop-in center serving both the homeless and the at-risk of becoming homeless population by acting as a resource site for individuals in the community while promoting a motivational environment. We assist with information about housing, Food Stamps, SSI, SSDI, homeless shelters, health care providers and other community resources. 

MONTANA RESCUE MISSION
(406) 259-3800 (Support Services)

Women & Children's Shelter
(406) 259-3105
2520 1st Avenue North
Billings, Montana 59101
Provides emergency care including food and shelter for women and children

Men's Shelter
(406) 259-6079
2822 Minnesota Avenue
Billings, Montana 59101

Provides emergency, temporary, and rehabilitative care for those experiencing hunger and homelessness.  If someone you know needs help, 

THE PHOENIX CENTER
24-7 Helpline: (406) 794-3829
1500 University Drive, Second Floor of Petro Hall of Montana State University- Billings

Confidential place on the campus of MSU-Billings for survivors of sexual violence that offers support, advocacy, and resources for college students.

RIVERSTONE HEALTH
(406) 247-3350
123 South 27th Street
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
Medical practice with a sliding fee scale.

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
(406) 252-1855
3005 1st Avenue South
Provides a variety of programs for children and families such as clothing and household items.

THE SALVATION ARMY
(406) 245-4659
2100 Sixth Avenue North
Provides a variety of programs for children and families such as clothing and household items.

SOCIAL SECURITY SERVICES
As a non-partisan, non-profit group, we hope our new Social Security directory will help ALL people in Billings access these services without frustration. We want these citizens to know where to go when it comes getting information about:

Retirement Benefits

Disability Benefits

Medicare Benefits

Social Security Cards

Other Federal Government Services

YELLOWSTONE COUNTY OFFICE OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE
(406) 237-0520
111 North 31st Street
Offers a variety of programs such as energy assistance, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

YWCA
24 Hour Hotline: (406) 245-4472
24 Hour Text Line: (406) 702-0229
252-6303 or TEXT 702-0029
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.