HEAR THE UNSEEN

 

These are the stories of Missoula’s hidden homeless. Families with no place to go, facing no-win choices, struggling to create a sense of stability for their kids amid profound uncertainty.

A COMMUNITYWIDE PROBLEM

Those families aren’t alone.

MISSOULA’S MISSING PIECE

Many homeless families and survivors of domestic violence find help from friends, neighbors or relatives. But there simply isn’t enough help to go around. Missoula faces a shortage of resources for families as they try to stick together through the toughest circumstances. In fact, the 2016 Missoula City-County Needs Assessment identified a family homeless shelter as the No. 1 public facility needed in our community.

Poverello Center

Short-term shelter for adults without dependent children • Must be 18+

YWCA transitional housing

Housing for approx. 14 families/year

YWCA emergency housing

7-12 families at a local motel

MIC Family Promise

4 families housed in local churches

On average, 50 local families are waiting for shelter at any given time.

NOW, A SOLUTION IS IN SIGHT

For more than 100 years, YWCA Missoula and the congregations of Missoula Interfaith Collaborative have worked locally to serve families and individuals in crisis. Now, we have partnered to help make sure that the Sashas and Tylers, the KCs and Karmens—and their families—no longer have to wonder where they’ll sleep at night.

Together with you, we can build them a family-sized solution.