This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act —a bill that provides critical services and support to homeless youth throughout the country.
Tumbleweed director Sheri Boelter at the drop-in center, 505 N. 24th St. on Tuesday. The center has an open door policy but the number of homeless teens is growing rapidly.
In the midst of last year’s bitterly cold winter, Tumbleweed Executive Director Sheri Boelter was facing a crisis.
Tumbleweed's Executive Director Sheri Boelter and some 50 others, including the mayor, gathered in front of one of the organization's two newly opened homes Friday for a ceremonial ribbon cutting and an open house.
Tumbleweed home resident manager Darci Hill, left, hugs resident Taylor Davidson in her bedroom as resident Seth Hagenais looks on. The new group home at 1019 Neptune Blvd. celebrated an open house Friday afternoon.
Tumbleweed Executive Director Sherri Boelter speaks during an open house for a new Tumbleweed group home at 1019 Neptune Blvd. Friday afternoon.
A reception will be held on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. for Karen Lynette Johnson’s new exhibit, “Yellowstone National Park Artwork and Photography” at Bailiwick on Grand, 1739 Grand Ave. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Johnson’s work will benefit Tumbleweed.
Homeless youth in the community will have a safe place to sleep and live under a deal with the Tumbleweed Program that Yellowstone County officials approved Tuesday.
Joshua Downes, left, and Chelsia Davis of the Billings Metro VISTA Project do a pre-presentation of their homeless youth survey results for Tumbleweed on Nov. 7, 2013.
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A survey to get a better idea of how many homeless youth live in Billings has wrapped up, and a handful of Americorps VISTA members and volunteers are poring over and analyzing the data.
Sheri Boelter, executive director of the Tumbleweed program, which works with homeless youth, calls them Billings’ “purposefully invisible” population.
Victor Fire Bear edged his $500, 1982 Ford pickup, crammed with all his family’s worldly possessions, into the driveway of a two-bedroom duplex on Sunnyside Lane.
The Fire Bear family becomes the first beneficiaries of Tumbleweed's new program that will help put homeless youth into homes.
Tumbleweed Executive Director Sheri Boelter chats with Victor, Killian and Katherine Fire Bear after giving them the keys to their apartment.
Victor and Katherine Fire Bear share a hug in their new apartment. The couple, who has a 9-month-old baby, has been homeless for about two years.
Victor, Killian and Katherine Fire Bear (L-R) take a moment to enjoy each other as they are introduced to their new, two-bedroom complex in the North Park area. The duplex was made possible with the help of Tumbleweed's HopeLink Transitional Living Program.
Victor, Killian and Katherine Fire Bear (L-R) take a breath after seeing their new, two-bedroom duplex on Sunnyside Lane on Thursday. The family was homeless until getting some help from Tumbleweed's HopeLink Transitional Living Program.
Tumbleweed Executive Director Sheri Boelter