Supportive Housing

MAKE A HOME

Stable housing is a high priority for all moms, so we have lots of experience at connecting with local resources. Our team can help you find a place to live independently. We also operate a group living home and 5 Mountain Home apartments. Both environments allow for connection with other young moms, and our support team.

Independent Living

To receive assistance finding a place to live in the community, visit our Community Center during open hours or call us at 406.541.4663.

Group Living Home

In our seven-bedroom Bonnie Hamilton Home, young mothers share a safe base from which to pursue education and employment, enhance parenting skills, and seek longer-term affordable housing. Each mother and child has a bed and a crib in her own room, with shared meals prepared each night. Case managers work with residents to create individualized goals, and work with each family’s unique needs and strengths.Our group living home operates within a Rights & Responsibilities framework.

Applicants for the Group Living Home must be:

  • 16-24 years of age

  • Pregnant or parenting at least 50% of the time

  • Able to demonstrate a need for housing

  • Capable of adjusting to a group living situation

  • Ready to use the opportunity to work toward educational and/or career goals with the goal of achieving economic independence

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Mountain Home Apartments

Located directly above the offices of case managers, therapists, employment specialists, and the Mountain Home Community Center, the Mountain Home Apartments are ideally situated to provide support for homeless young mothers and their children. While each resident has her own small kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living area, the shared hallway, communal laundry, and outdoor playground provide opportunities to enjoy the company of other young families.

Mountain Home Montana operates five Permanent Supportive apartment units. One of the units is intended for individuals who meet the following requirements:

  • 16-24 years of age

  • Pregnant or parenting at least 50% of the time

  • Legally eligible to enter into a contract/lease

  • Willing to comply with program policies

  • Able to demonstrate need for housing

How to Apply

If you are interested in Mountain Home’s apartment and believe you may qualify, please contact us today by calling 406-541-4663.

Designated Units

The other four apartment units are designated for chronically homeless families and use Housing First model to eliminate as many barriers to safe housing as possible. So, in addition to the above listed requirements individuals who qualify for the designated units are those who also meet the definition of chronically homeless as defined by HUD: An individual is defined by HUD as “Chronically Homeless” if they have a disability and have lived in a shelter, safe haven, or place not meant for human habitation for 12 continuous months or for 4 separate occasions in the last three years (must total 12 months).

How to Apply

For the designated units, Mountain Home Montana receives referrals through Missoula’s Coordinated Entry System (MCES), a community-wide approach to house all people experiencing literal homelessness within 90 days from accessing MCES.

*In order to obtain a designated unit, Mountain Home must obtain the following:

  1. evidence of the homelessness status

  2. evidence of the duration of homelessness, and

  3. evidence of a disabling condition

If you think you may qualify for Mountain Home’s designated apartment units, please call 2-1-1 or visit the Salvation Army, the Poverello Center, or the YWCA. 

Mountain Home does not accept applications for the designated units.

 

"When you start out in a place that’s insecure and really rocky, you come to Mountain Home and there’s always people here for you."