Ada’s Place Housing Programs aim to help homeless families work towards self-sufficiency and independence.

YWCA Missoula is a primary access point for Missoula’s Coordinated Entry System (MCES), a community-level referral and assessment system for people experiencing homelessness. The goal of MCES is to prioritize the most vulnerable households for services, reduce barriers to accessing services, and improve collaboration between agencies. Families and individuals experiencing homelessness can visit our office, Monday- Friday, 9am- 5pm, to explore housing options and resources.

Ada's Place Transitional Housing

This 18-month program is designed to help homeless survivors of domestic violence and their children work toward self-sufficiency and independence. Ada’s Place offers participants the opportunity to gain knowledge, education, and skills in a variety of areas while working on goals that will assist them in obtaining permanent housing and achieving economic security. Ada’s Place Transitional Housing Program applications are available at the YWCA or you can download it here. Applications should be fully completed and turned into the YWCA, 1800 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT, 59801.

Learn more about the YWCA Transitional Housing Program

Ada's Place Emergency Housing

This 50-day emergency housing program is available for homeless one and two parent families who are committed to seeking stable, permanent housing. Apply through the Gateway Assessment Center using the application below.

Rapid Re-Housing Program

Rapid Re-Housing places a priority on moving homeless families into permanent housing as quickly as possible. The YWCA Rapid Re-Housing Program offers a variety of assistance, including: security deposits, rental assistance for up to one year, advocacy, credit counseling, resource and referral information that supports access to employment and jobs training.

For more information, call Aleathea or Melissa at (406) 543-6691.

Gateway Assessment Center

A short-term assessment, referral, and supportive services program, which offers YWCA case management and short-term motel stays for homeless families with children under age 18. To apply, download the Emergency Housing application above and send it to or drop it off at the YWCA at 1800 S. 3rd St. W., Missoula, MT 59801. Applicants will be contacted for an initial meeting.

The Gateway Assessment Center is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.