Soundness of mind is having a safe place to go
We believe that when treated with kindness, dignity, and respect, people are more able to create a drug-free, violence-free environment for themselves and their families.
Individuals are welcome to stop by Our Place throughout the day for a cup of coffee or to take a class, play a game of pool, work in a quiet atmosphere, access the internet for job applications, or to pick up a free, donated blanket or coat.
Provided Services Include:
- Outreach and engagement
- Peer recovery services
- Crisis mitigation
- Improvement of quality of life
- Community groups
- Volunteer work
- Housing assistance
- Transportation assistance
- Job application assistance
- Medication referrals
- Mental health services referrals
- Food and food packets
Good Samaritan Ministries began managing Our Place in December of 2019. Since then, individuals and services have doubled (averaging 1,100 people per month) while increasing the services provided by 85 percent.
We believe that people are more likely to find stability and thrive when they have a space to go where they can be included, create community, and build relationships. At Our Place, we strive to help people feel empowered and to give them the tools they need to succeed.
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“The longer you’re homeless, the harder it is to get on your feet.”
After two years of living homeless, Kimberly stumbled into Our Place. Lori, one of the Our Place employees, remembers Kimberly that first day. Kimberly was timid, scared, lacked all self-confidence, and sat shaking underneath the stairs.
Two months later, and with the combined effort of Our Place, Good Samaritan Ministries, and the Helena Housing Authority, Kimberly has a home, food in her cupboards, and furniture. But more than anything, she has found true and lasting stability.