The Flathead Warming Center welcomes an Executive Director

The Flathead Warming Center Board of Directors welcomes Tonya Horn as the Executive Director. Tonya Horn has been selected as the Executive Director of the Flathead Warming Center, a low barrier, warm and safe place for unsheltered individuals during the coldest months in the Flathead. Horn’s background as a social worker assisting individuals who struggle with severe and disabling mental illness and her experience as the former Director of the Bozeman Warming Center uniquely qualifies…

December 2019 Newsletter

December 2019 Newsletter

The red doors are famous! The “Red Door Church” is known in our community for much more than just their doors. However, there is a lot to be said about those red doors and what they mean to our community! Christ Church Episcopal does so much for those who are experiencing homelessness!  Read the full Location Announcement December 2019 Newsletter here:

October2019 Newsletter

October2019 Newsletter

“Our Board of Directors continue to be very active in securing a home for the Flathead Warming Center. We have faced disappointing news with continued passion, drive, and grit. In times that most would be discouraged, our leaders remain optimistic. The need remains, and so does the passion to open our doors. Our plan to open this season still stands. Come stand with us!” Read the full October 2019 Newsletter here:

August / September 2019 Newsletter

August / September 2019 Newsletter

“Co-founder of the Flathead Warming Center, Luke Heffernan’s goal is to welcome with open arms. And until the Warming Center takes off and becomes self-sufficient, he says he is not ready to rest.”  -Daily Inter Lake (June 19, 2019) Our passion in our mission remains very strong. As we began this journey, we understood from day one that finding a home for the shelter would be a challenge, but a challenge that we are not hesitant…

No Where To Go.

No Where To Go.

“We want to see it happen this year, whatever it takes,” Heffernan said. “Winter’s coming. It’s upon us.” “We’re just looking at meeting the very, very basic needs an individual has of warmth and safety, and I think that’s a gap that is unmet right now in a lot of regards,” said center co-chair Tonya Horn, a social worker at the Western Montana Mental Health Center. “We’ve really seen a great need in the valley…

Why do people experience homelessness?

There is no one exact answer to why people experience homelessness. Each individual that walks through the door to the Warming Center has their own unique story. Included in each story are many unique challenges that our guests encounter. Individual stories may include factors such as a lack of education, finances, resources, physical and mental health problems, substance abuse, criminal history, divorce, natural disaster, and many other factors. From traumatic life events to enduring great…