Current Transitional Homes
Family promise acquired the Davis – Povah House through generous donations by Kandi Davis and Terry Povah. The purchase was made possible because Family Promise has been the beneficiary of a symbiotic relationship with the Human Resources Development Council. HRDC worked diligently to transition the former Amos house to Family Promise at an affordable price. The home was originally 1 unit, but with the help
of our amazing volunteers it was remodeled into 2 units, including some much needed upgrades. Unit one is a 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment that features a cozy living space ideal for a small family. Unit two is a 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment that is spacious and features a beautifully modern kitchen. Both units have access to a large yard with flower beds and great views of the Bridger Mountain Range, making the homes perfect for families to enjoy outdoor and indoor spaces alike.
THE ALICE ADSEM HOUSE AND THE MENICUCCI
Located in the Menicucci Square development in Belgrade, Montana, both homes were made available through a partnership with the Human Resources Development Council and were purchased from HRDC by Family Promise with donations from two compassionate donors. The Alice Adsem House was purchased with the support of Duane Adsem in honor of his late wife, Alice. The Menicucci Cabin was graciously purchased by an anonymous donor. Both homes are newly constructed, 2 bedroom 2 bath homes that provide two families a safe and cozy place to raise their children.
STEPPING STONE HOME:
Located in the basement of Family Promise’s Tim and Mary Barnard Family Day Center, the Stepping Stone Home was included in Tim and Mary Barnard’s donation that purchased our day center in Bozeman. The 2 bedroom 1 bath home is a simple home with a large kitchen and large windows for families to enjoy the long summer days in Montana.
BELGRADE GARAGE HOME:
Located in Belgrade, the Belgrade Garage Home was donated the use of the home by the generous owners of the Belgrade Garage in 2017. The home is a 2 bedroom 1 bath single family home that has newly been remodeled and offers the convenience and affordably of Belgrade, Montana.
RECENTLY RETURNED: THE CANTERBURY HOUSE
When Roxanne Klingensmith volunteered as the first Family Promise Board President in 2005, she
immediately brought St. James Episcopal Church on as a host congregation to help Family Promise open
its doors on March 10, 2006. Because of that relationship, St. James donated the use of the Canterbury
House on South Tracy as the first Family Day Center for a period of two years. Volunteers from St. James
and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bozeman hurried to paint the facility, make minor repairs,
and furnish the house to prepare for the first guests.
Family Promise quickly outgrew the Canterbury House and because of our generous community, was
able to purchase its current Day Center in 2009.
A decade later the Canterbury House is once again occupied by Family Promise! This past spring, a
family moved into the Canterbury House as part of Family Promise’s transitional housing program. The
donated use of the Canterbury House is now the 7th transitional housing unit that Family Promise
manages and is able to offer families. As part of transitional housing, families who have graduated from
rotational shelter are able to stay in transitional housing for up to 2 years and during that time follow an
intensive case management plan and pay a graduated rent.
Sr Warden at St. James and Family Promise Board Member, Kelley Dowdell, notes “St. James is thrilled
to partner with Family Promise in offering Canterbury House as a transitional home for families. The
quality of care and oversight by Family Promise staff is top notch!”
Thank you Kelley and everyone at St. James for your continued partnership in providing opportunities
for homeless families. If you have an apartment or property that you’d be willing to donate the use
of or donate outright, please contact Family Promise at 406.582.7388.