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Women's And Family Shelter

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SM Energy's Shawna Bonini, right, shows a newly remodeled bedroom at the Montana Rescue Mission Women and Families Shelter to Melinda Barrett, from major donor relations at the mission, on Wednesday. SM company employees spent 350 hours remodeling two rooms and painting two more.

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Groups update rooms at Women's and Family Shelter

Groups update rooms at Women's and Family Shelter

Robin Christofferson never got the chance to pound a single nail in the room — nicknamed "Robin's Nest" — at the Montana Rescue Mission Women's and Family Shelter that she'd prayed about, but she had as big a hand in its completion as anyone.

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A dream come true: Women's and Family Shelter broadens education program

A dream come true: Women's and Family Shelter broadens education program

While a roomful of elementary-age children worked on art projects in an adjoining room, Gary Drake proudly showed off a new computer lab in the Women's and Family Shelter in downtown Billings.

April 09, 2013 10:45 pm Photos

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Gary Drake

Gary Drake

Gary Drake, left, and Perry Roberts, of the Montana Rescue Mission, give a tour of the new computer lab in the Learning Center at the Women's and Family Shelter.

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Jill Riley

Jill Riley

Jill Riley, of Navigate Church, is shown in the church's art gallery space above the Don Luis restaurant. Church members have been working on a variety of projects at the Women's and Family Shelter, which is a few doors down from Don Luis.

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Though not as visible, homeless families increasingly need help in Billings

Though not as visible, homeless families increasingly need help in Billings

Starting over was a humbling experience for Nadine Bayly and her children.

December 23, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Feature photos: Remodeled room at shelter

Feature photos: Remodeled room at shelter

Church of Christ's Steve Scovel welcomes Robert McDowell's family to their remodeled room at the Women's and Family Shelter on Thursday.

December 06, 2012 4:48 pm Photos

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Women's and Family Shelter gets impromptu $20K Mother's Day donation

Women's and Family Shelter gets impromptu $20K Mother's Day donation

Sam Tallis was sitting at Stella's Kitchen and Bakery on Sunday morning, eating breakfast alone and watching the happy families celebrating Mother's Day.

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Girlish Harrison and sons

Girlish Harrison and sons

Girlish Harrison and her sons Nehemiah, 8, and Noah, 4, stopped in Billings after traveling by bus from Cleveland. After looking at their picture on the back of the camera, Nehemiah said. “My mom is beautiful.”

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Shelter residents are safe while working to get back on their feet

Shelter residents are safe while working to get back on their feet

Kayna Harper's baby daughter, dressed in a pink top and pink-trimmed denim overalls, solemnly gazes out at her new home.

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Sebastino Stack, Sharon Johnson and Lakota

Sebastino Stack, Sharon Johnson and Lakota

Sebastino Stack, Sharon Johnson and their son, Lakota, were photographed in April at the Montana Rescue Mission Women’s and Family Shelter.

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Shannon Roberson

Shannon Roberson

Shannon Roberson of Ballantine said, “I’m here because I’m homeless. I got in a fight with my fiance’s sister where I was living.” She was a resident of the shelter in April when this portrait was taken.

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Melisa Bell

Melisa Bell

Melisa Bell, from South Carolina, had been at the shelter for two weeks when this photo was taken in April. Melisa said she would be on the streets if she didn’t have the mission for a refuge.

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 Rosemary LaFountaine

Rosemary LaFountaine

Originally from Helena, Rosemary LaFountaine came to the shelter after separating from her husband in Kalispell, where she lived for 20 years.

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Lisa Brewer

Lisa Brewer

Lisa Brewer was a resident of the Montana Rescue Mission Women’s and Family Shelter in April when this portrait was taken.

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Jeremy Burg

Jeremy Burg

Jeremy Burg is living at the shelter with his wife after traveling to Kalispell to find a job that was promised wasn’t available.

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Catherine Blair

Catherine Blair

Catherine Blair, of Phoenix, is staying at the shelter because “my circumstances are that I have had a difficulty and I am living here until I get it sorted out.”

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Chantina White Hip

Chantina White Hip

Chantina White Hip and her son, Rifawnio Red Star, are staying at the shelter for the first time. The shelter enables them to save money so they can “try and get on our feet in Billings.”

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Amy Walters

Amy Walters

Amy Walters lost her house and her car as bills piled up. She takes the bus to work after breaking up with a boyfriend who “only hit me two times,” she said. “My parents are raising my kid; thank God he’s not here.” She is staying at the Montana Rescue Mission Women’s and Family Shelter.

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