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The Shelter

When home is no longer safe, we can offer a place to lay your head.

Confidential and communal, the Abbie is an undisclosed location and provides housing for up to 15 people. ALL those in danger from an intimate partner in Flathead County are welcome. Call the Helpline to talk with an advocate to see if the Abbie Shelter would be a good place for you to gain traction. (406)752-7273

Shelter FAQS:

WHERE IS IT?

It’s a secret! If you need us, you need to call us. (Helpline: 406-752-7273)

WHAT IS THE SHELTER LIKE?

The shelter is an ordinary house, in an ordinary neighborhood, with extraordinary things happening inside. It has 5 bedrooms, large common areas, and a big fenced yard. A backup supply of nonperishable foods and household goods are available. And the view from the porch isn’t bad. 

HOW CAN I ACCESS SERVICES?

The shelter is for people leaving dangerous situations. If you think this might be you, the first step to accessing services is calling the Helpline at 752-7273. We want to hear from you.  

ARE MY KIDS ALLOWED?

Of course.

ARE STAFF THERE 24-HOURS-A-DAY?

NO. We are available during business hours.The 24-hour Helpline is always there for you.

WILL I HAVE MY OWN SPACE?

The shelter is currently a communal living environment. Everyone shares the kitchen, common areas, and yard. Each bedroom has its own minifridge, security safe, and closet. Some bedrooms have their own bathroom. 

ARE OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED AT THE SHELTER?

People in shelter receive case management and counseling services, and attend weekly Support Group and a weekly house meeting. Our staff can help you with safety planning and legal advocacy. Whatever is blocking your way to safety, we’ll try to help.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE SHELTER?

If you are able to prepare before you leave, here is your packing list of safety essentials:

  • Birth certificates
     

  • Marriage license
     

  • Children’s vaccine and school-records
     

  • Children’s favorite stuffed animal or toy
     

  • Social security cards
     

  • Medications
     

  • Record of certifications needed for employment
     

  • Prepaid debit card that can’t be traced
     

  • Car keys and paperwork

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHELTER

  • For adults and their children (no unaccompanied minors)
     

  • Men and LGBTQ+ survivors welcome
     

  • Drug and alcohol-free facility
     

  • Support with housing, legal, employment, financial, transportation, medical, or education needs… and more.
     

  • Some dogs and other pets allowed

CALL HELPLINE: 406-752-7273

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