The Friendship Center scrambles to keep up with a dramatically increasing caseload. Your donation supports our programs, including providing safe shelter and a broad range of services to address the needs of victims of intimate partner violence, and to prevent intimate partner violence. All services are free and confidential.

If you would like mail your contribution: send it to The Friendship Center, 1430 Sanders, Helena, MT 59601. OR better yet, use the button below to make a donation now.

We are deeply grateful for your support and interest in helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The Friendship Center can now accept secure regularly scheduled donations through your credit card or bank.

Memorials and Bequests are a unique way of honoring a loved one and helping families in need.

Endowments help provide for the future of The Friendship Center through a gift of stock, cash or other assets.

Please contact our office at 406-442-6800 for information about making scheduled donations or making a donation to the Center’s Endowment Fund.

Our State Employees’ Charitable Giving¬†Campaign¬†(SECGC) number is 3707

Our Cell Phone Recycling Program

Used cell phones can be used as 911 phones or to help provide funds for programs. In both cases, victims of relationship abuse will benefit.

Our cell phone fundraiser program is sponsored by Shelter Alliance (, a program of cell phone recycling company GRC Wireless Recycling ( Through Shelter Alliance, nonprofit organizations raise funds through the collection & recycling of used cell phones, and businesses & consumers donate & recycle cell phones to benefit nonprofit participants.

You may drop your used cell phone, regardless of age or condition, at The Friendship Center or any Valley Bank branch in Helena or East Helena. Other drop-off locations are: Fireside Coffee, Lewis and Clark Public Library, Heritage Food Store in East Helena, Our Redeemers’ Lutheran Church, the Real Food Store, Wheat Montana and the Bagel Company on 11th Ave.

Please contact The Friendship Center if your agency or organization would like to have a collection box.

Many thanks to Soroptimist International of Helena for their assistance with this program. All proceeds from this recycling program directly benefit local victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Other Donations… our Wish List

To view our recently updated Wish List of supplies for the shelter and items for clients and their children, please click here .

Movie passes, fast food gift cards, bus tokens, variety store gift cards and gift certificates for car oil changes greatly appreciated.

We always have clients who are looking forward to moving into their own housing. Our clients have usually had to abandon all of their household belongs when they have left the abusive relationship. The donations of household items we receive are available for them–everything from toasters to tables–to help them establish a home and reclaim their lives. Please contact our office at (406)442-6800, if you have a large furniture item, such as a sofa or dresser, that you would like to donate for one of our families.

Car Donations–

Often our clients do not have a vehicle to get to work, school, a grocery store, or to take their children to daycare. The Friendship Center will accept safe, reliable vehicles for clients. If you have a dependable car that you would like offer to a victim of domestic abuse, please contact our office. Our staff can help you with the paperwork and you can make a truly amazing difference in someone’s life.

The Friendship Center is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible. Your support is greatly appreciated!