Mountain Home Montana provides supportive housing and mental health services to 45 single mothers and 50 children each year.
The young moms, 16 to 24-years-old, come to Mountain Home homeless and alone. Many have lost custody of their children or are at risk of losing them. These families have experienced multiple traumas and lack the resources they need to become self sufficient.
When they come to Mountain Home, each member of the family receives crucial basic needs, a warm bed, three meals a day, access to health care and 24-hour support. In addition, the Mental Health Center provides case management, individual therapy, group and family therapy, and community support staff.
In 2014, Mountain Home expanded to serve more families in the community and opened the Mountain Home Mama's Resource Center, where clients can access weekly Life Skills and Parenting Classes, as well as support groups and adult basic education.
Mountain Home is looking for additional community support this holiday season through monetary donations, gift cards and in-kind donations of the following new items: queen bed sheets, bath towels, pillows, Straight Talk phone cards, gas vouchers, gift cards for coffee, new learning toys, baby items, warm clothes for newborn girls, young women's socks, underwear and bras (miscellaneous sizes).
If you can help, call 541-4663.