NEED HELP? To schedule an appointment for assistance, call us at (406) 442-0780 during office hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

our 2019 impact.

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Recipients of lodging, utilities, and rent $188K+

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Recipients of transportation assistance $16.5K+

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Recipients of medical assistance $6K+

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Recipients of treatment $3.8K+

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Recipients of job skill development $2K+

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Recipients of child care $1.2K+

Our Mission.

People Helping People

Everyone is welcome at Good Samaritan Ministries. Located in Helena, Montana, our mission is to meet the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals and families of all faiths. Our staff helps connect community members to resources for assistance with housing, rent payments, childcare, utilities, medical bills, transportation, and more. Since our inception in the 1980s, we have contributed over $25M to Helena community members.

the good samaritan ministries

thrift store

now accepting
donations

Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-3, Saturday 9-3

creating stability

The Good Samaritan Ministries Thrift Store provides opportunities for job and vocational training, recycling, and volunteer opportunities. By providing on-the-job training, we are giving community members a hand up, not a hand-out. We want to see them succeed, feel part of the community, and become self-sufficient.
thrift store

information

thrift store

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Loading Dock*: OPEN for donations Tuesday & Thursday 8:30-3, and Saturday 9-3.
*Hours Accurate Until January 1, Subject to Change
Location: 3067 N. Montana Avenue

need donations picked up?

Effective immediately, we will not be doing regular truck pickups again until January 1, still subject to change

electronics recycling

We partner with 406 Recycling to offer data-secure recycling for your electronics. 2020 dates are:
June 26 • July 31 • August 28
September 25 • October 30
November 27 • December 18

mission moments,

news & events

Montana Crisis Recovery Line Now Available!

CONTACTS:
Marissa Perry, Communications Director, Governor’s Office, (406) 444-4514
Erin Loranger, Press Secretary, Governor’s Office, (406) 444-9725
Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936

Governor Bullock Announces New Crisis Counseling Hotline Funded by $1.6 Million Federal Grant

Montana Crisis Recovery line is now available at                  121-877-503-0833

MONTANA – Governor Steve Bullock today announced a new crisis counseling hotline funded by a $1.6 million federal grant is now available to aid Montanans struggling with their mental health due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

“We know Montanans in every corner of the state have been impacted by this virus in various ways and I’m pleased this hotline is available to support anyone in need,” Governor Bullock said. “I encourage Montanans to use the hotline now to receive confidential assistance and get connected to the appropriate services in their community.”

The Montana Crisis Recovery hotline is funded and available for at least the next nine months. Montanans in need of crisis counseling can call 1-877-503-0833 to receive free and confidential counseling services from trained crisis counselors Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The free service is meant to help people navigate feelings of isolation, loss, fear, uncertainty, depression, and anxiety they are experiencing during this time. The new service is available to all Montanans, with target populations identified as healthcare workers and first responders, school officials, veterans, elderly individuals, Native Americans, and farmers and ranchers.

The Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) partnered with Disaster and Emergency Services to pursue the grant to address the growing need for mental health services.

“As COVID-19 cases rise across Montana, the impacts on mental health can be devastating to a wide range of the population,” Zoe Barnard, DPHHS Addictive and Mental Disorders Division Administrator, said. “A crisis counselor can offer an empathetic ear and provide support.”

Counselors on the other end of the line will be there to listen without judgement, offer emotional support, comfort, console, offer information and education on stress and coping, and direct callers to additional support and community resources. DPHHS is contracting with Mental Health America of Montana to manage the hotline. The phone line, when fully staffed, will include 12 trained crisis counselors. Efforts are currently under way to recruit and hire two counselors who are Tribal members.

In addition to Mental Health America of Montana, DPHHS will work closely with four additional project partners including the Montana Hospital Association, Voices of Hope, Kauffman & Associates Inc., and the Montana Public Health Institute. The team will work together to hire counselors and will provide outreach to communities across the state through this opportunity.

The grant is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Other mental health resources that are already available to Montanans include the Montana Crisis Text Line, Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Montana Warmline and Thrive by Waypoint Health.

The Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 by texting MT to 741 741; the Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 800-273-TALK (8255); the Warmline is available Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon to 9 p.m. at 877-688-3377; and information about Thrive by Waypoint Health, an online cognitive behavioral therapy for those actively working to manage anxiety and stress, is available at https://thriveformontana.com/

Over the past several months, DPHHS has expanded these services to assist Montanans through the ongoing pandemic.

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Make an Impact All Year Long

Your financial gift to Good Samaritan directly support Helena community members. Our store pays the majority of administrative costs so that the bulk of your donation goes to direct services.

406.442.0780
3067 N. Montana Avenue
Helena, MT 59601

office hours

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

thrift store hours

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Loading Dock: OPEN for donations Tuesday & Thursday  8:30-3, and Saturday 9-3.

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