To reflect the love of Jesus Christ by fostering renewal, stability, and transformation in the lives of children and families in Southside Billings.

What We Believe

Core Values

Meet our



Ashley Erekson

Friendship House
Program Manager

Jane Frank

Friendship House
Orchard Supervisor

How It All Began...

Our History

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 group 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 southside neighborhood. We build our community’s future by building our youth and their families as leaders for tomorrow.

Our Future

Friendship HOuse Daycare

Witnessing the joy of small miracles, as parents find strength and empowerment in cherishing those little blessings.

Dedicated Stewardship


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