Providing food, shelter, help and hope to Missoula’s homeless and hungry.


For over 40 years, the Poverello Center has provided a necessary safety net for our community members living in hunger and homelessness. An award winning non-profit organization, the Poverello Center provides education, advocacy, and a multitude of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of people struggling with poverty in Missoula.

United Way of Missoula County - Poverello Center Partner

United Way of Missoula County builds a better community for all, specifically in the areas of education, income, and health. The United Way is a strong partner in our mission of providing food, shelter, help and hope to our neighbors in need.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps - Poverello Center Partner

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest responds to local community needs in the Pacific Northwest by placing volunteers who provide value-centered service grounded in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. We have been blessed with the presence of JVC members in our emergency shelter for many years, allowing us to meet the needs of homeless men and women who walk through our doors.

40 Percent of our shelter Guests have income but struggle to find housing in Missoula's competitive market.
We receive $800,000 worth of donated food per year, allowing our commercial soup kitchen to serve nutrient rich, fresh meals for a cost of less $1 per person.
We simply could not operate without community support. Volunteers provide nearly 9,000 hours of service each year, a value of $200,000.
$16.44 provides a warm night of shelter and three hot meals to a homeless neighbor.