“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me.’ ” (Matthew 25:40 NIV) This one scripture gripped a ladies Bible study in 1957. It so captivated them that they decided to act right then and there. They looked outside at throngs of children in South Park, unsupervised, knowing many were impoverished and hungry. They threw open the doors and brought food for children to eat. These women, stepping out in faith, brought their concerns to their respective congregations to look after these children. Friendship House was born in 1957 as an outreach of four downtown churches throwing open their doors to meet the needs of underserved members of our community. Now we are supported by more than 40 local churches, 25 community partners, and 15 service clubs. Since our inception, Friendship House has enabled thousands of youth and families to move from poverty to prosperity, helping to end the generational poverty so prevalent in our south side neighborhood. We build our community’s future by building our youth and their families as leaders for tomorrow.
Community & Leadership Development
How do you transform a community? Leaders who share a common vision, rooted in discipleship, collaboratively engaging in thoughtful solutions and pooling their collective resources, that together transform families, which leads to communities of truth, beauty, and goodness. Leaders collaborate through sharing ideas, processes, programs, solutions, resources, finances, time, talents, advocates, and more. Instead of isolation, this intentionally relational way of commingling leaders of all different kinds, manners, and ways to journey together toward true community transformation. We invite you as leaders to walk arm-in-arm as we go about this transformative work.
Friendship House aims to reflect the love of Jesus Christ by fostering renewal, stability and transformation in the lives of youth and families in South Billings
Friendship House is committed to financial transparency, which is why we are rated by GuideStar as Gold. To see how we use your donations wisely, please see our GuideStar profile by clicking on the GuideStar Gold Logo.
• We believe in the primacy of loving God and loving people. • We are accountable for the lives we live; integrity and transparency will saturate everything we do. • Meaningful relationships are the most effective means of permanent, substantial transformation in ourselves and the families we are serving. • A safe, healthy, and responsible community is only possible with safe, healthy, and responsible families. • Selfless, humble service to others – rooted in equality – is how we work and what we teach. • We understand that stewardship of our resources – including time, talent, and money – is an integral part in serving the community well.