Posted: Mar 8, 2013 9:30 AM by Judy Slate
Updated: Mar 8, 2013 9:32 AM
BOZEMAN - For the first time in Gallatin County, there's a place to help homeless women without children get back on their feet.
Barbara Millikan is the first female resident of Amos House. She recently moved to Belgrade and found herself on her own after being assaulted by a family member.
"I was trying to do it on my own financially," she said. "Ran out of savings."
She was staying in hotels with the help of HAVEN, but when she heard about Amos House, she decided to give it a try.
"When I first arrived, I felt safe. The safest since the incident," she said.
Amos House opened its doors to men last spring, offering transitional housing. So far, it's served 25 men.
"Seventy percent of men found employment in the first month," Sara Savage of the Human Resources Development Council said.
Thanks to an addition, Amos House now serves women.
Barbara hopes to be back on her feet soon, thanks to Amos House.
"You find out that there are situations where you cannot help yourself. You need to reach out," she said.
Right now, two women and six men are living in Amos House.
Click here to find out more about Amos House.