South Side Billings, MT

Community Leadership

& Development, Inc.

Programs

Our redemptive work on the South Side of Billings

Stories

First-hand accounts of transformation.

Take Action

We need your help to make a difference.

Gospel-Centered Restoration

Transforming and empowering the south side

We’re passionate about finding creative solutions to the challenges marginalized communities face. We lean in to the messy and broken with tangible hope for individuals, families, and communities to flourish through the gospel of Jesus Christ. In doing so, we want our neighbors to experience the love of Christ in both word and deed.

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Join an Unstoppable Community of Monthly Givers

Become a member of monthly givers that are making an impact on the South Side. Every dollar counts towards changed lives and we want to celebrate that with you. 

Giving Second Chances

Meet Miss Louise

“I came here broken, despaired, and didn’t know where to go. I didn’t know anything about a second chance..but they saw a second chance in me. They saved me.”

Overlooked and Broken

The Reality on the South Side

Historically, the South Side has been plagued as being seen as “the wrong side of the tracks.” Over time, residents have moved out of the community for more desirable neighborhoods and places for business in the city. This has left the South Side with low homeownership, inadequate yet expensive housing options, few opportunities for employment, and overrun schools, further exasperating poverty in our neighborhood.

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Extremely low-income household rate

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Population age 18-24 who do not have a high school diploma or GED

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Own their home in the South Side compared to 70% own their home in Billings Proper

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South Side residents live in low-income housing

Holistic Problem Solving

Our Response

We are driven to provide creative solutions for real needs, imagining the impossible, and paving the way for genuine relationships to be fostered in a way that addresses material and relational poverty. Our mission is to seek the transformation of the South Side by rebuilding lives, restoring families, and re-neighboring communities.

Affordable Housing

We believe in providing second chances to individuals and families with poor credit, no rental history, or criminal backgrounds

At Risk Youth

We engage South Side youth by providing safe after school programs, mentorship, and new, FUN experiences.

Community Development

We labor to remove blight, renovate, and stimulate the economy through commercial development and restoration.

Women & Children Recovery Home

We work directly with women and children to provide a safe place for recovery and restoration of families. 

Leadership + Job Training

We provide leadership development opportunities for young adults through our internship as well as job skill training for at-risk youth.

Discipleship

We work with mentors and counselors to provide Christ-Centered mentorship and personal development to individuals. 

A Redemptive Coffee House

Rail//Line Coffee

  • Restored from old gas station
  • Provides leadership and job training
  • Encourage other businesses to move here
  • Investing in South Side economy
  • GOOD COFFEE

Mentoring At-Risk Youth

Youth Works

    • Safe after-school programs for South Side youth
    • Proclaiming the love of Jesus
    • Creating new experiences
    • Positive adult relationships

    Women and Children Recovery Home

    Hannah House

      • Transitional housing for women
      • Reunification with kids
      • Addiction recovery and family restoration
      • Relationship and real-life training

      Live and Work Missionally

      Internship

        • 1 year internship with CLDI
        • Paid internship + housing
        • Ignite your faith and gain experience
        • International trip

        Invest in the South Side

        Join us in transforming and empowering the South Side. Your partnership directly impacts lives and we could not do this without you. 

        Real Stories from Real People

        Our Blog

        A Changed Perspective:  Stewardship

        A Changed Perspective: Stewardship

        By Ryan Gomendi, September 2020 *The following is part of a series called “A Changed Perspective” to challenge the way in which we view the world, culture, people, and places from a biblical persp...
        Among the Most Vulnerable

        Among the Most Vulnerable

        *The following is part of a series called “A Changed Perspective” to challenge the way in which we view the world, culture, people, and places from a biblical perspective. Undoubtedly, for Christ ...