Everybody in life needs a helping hand up.

financial assistance available

Please make sure you bring all the required documents, otherwise, we cannot assist you!

Required Documentation: Current Bill, Shut-off Notice, Proof of Energy Share (or LIEAP that applies), Social Security Card, AND either an Identification Card or Driver’s License, as well as documentation if assistance has previously been provided. Proof of any appointments with NWE/LIEAP, if applicable. If you have broken a payment plan, GSM will not be able to provide assistance.

Required Documentation: Eviction Notice, Rental Agreement, Social Security Card, AND either an Identification Card or Driver’s License.

Required Documentation: Two (2) cost estimates for repairs, Insurance, Social Security Card, AND either an Identification Card or Driver’s License.

Required Documentation: Quote from propane provider, Social Security Card, AND either an Identification Card or Driver’s License.

Required Documentation: Prescription, Estimate, Social Security Card, AND either an Identification Card or Driver’s License.

Required Documentation: Proof of medical appointment, Insurance, Registration, Social Security Card, AND either an Identification Card or Driver’s License.

Required: Must go to Childcare Connections first

Required: Court ordered case

home is having safe, affordable living

hunthausen family fund

Home is having safe, affordable living.

The Hunthausen Family Fund was established at Good Samaritan Ministries in July 2018 to create a “hand-up” approach to reducing homelessness. This fund was formed

in honor of three siblings, Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen, Father John (Jack) Hunthausen, and Sister Edna Hunthausen, who championed social justice, and worked for the poor and needy in Montana.

Hunthausen award grants help move men, women, and children from shelters and transitional housing into more stable, permanent housing.

By helping to pay a deposit and first month’s rent, the Hunthausen Family Fund assures a sense of home and a positive start to a stable living situation. The fund is unique to any other grant or funding from Good Samaritan Ministries or other area agencies by including both a grant and loan portion, up to $1,250 each or $2,500 total. Since the inception of the Hunthausen Family Fund, 50 families have been helped to find a place to call home.

Are you looking for assistance with your deposit?

Contact our Assistance Coordinator to schedule an appointment at 406.442.0780. Once an application is submitted, three staff members will review the application and either approve or deny it. The application requires copies of your Social Security Card, identification card/driver’s license, pay stubs, a list of your current bills, and a summary of your circumstances and why you need help. If your application is approved, we will provide you with paperwork for your landlord to complete and will schedule an appointment with you to finalize the paperwork. At that point, a check will be written.

Those receiving assistance from the Hunthausen Family Fund have one (1) year to repay half of the amount received back to Good Samaritan Ministries. We will work with you to establish a payment plan that is feasible in order to help you out of debt and into stability.

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, and Saturday and closes one hour before store closing.

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