South Side Billings, MT
& Development, Inc.
Our redemptive work on the South Side of Billings
First-hand accounts of transformation.
We need your help to make a difference.
Meet our New
Executive Director: Kaleb Perdew
After a comprehensive search process, with several impressive candidates, Kaleb was chosen as the top candidate. Read more about the key factors that contributed to the Board’s decision here. We are thrilled to have Kaleb step into this role!
Join an Unstoppable Community of Monthly Givers
Our community of monthly givers is known as The 100Fold because, like Jesus tells his disciples in Mark 10, we believe that when people live lives of generosity and sacrifice the blessings returned to them will be one hundred fold.
The 100Fold is a group of people who are passionate, courageous and committed to seeing the South Side be restored through a gospel lens. You belong here.
CLDI is a non-profit organization that seeks to transform and empower struggling communities. For nearly 40 years, CLDI has been at work in a low-income neighborhood of Billings, Montana known as the South Side. At the heart of our work is a gospel-centered desire to invest in the South Side in such a way that residents of the community thrive financially, spiritually, and relationally.
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.
Holistic Problem Solving
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.
We believe in providing second chances to individuals and families with poor credit, no rental history, or criminal backgrounds
We engage South Side youth by providing safe after school programs, mentorship, and new, FUN experiences.
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.
We work with mentors and counselors to provide Christ-Centered mentorship and personal development to individuals.
A Redemptive Coffee House
- 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
- Safe after-school programs for South Side youth
- Proclaiming the love of Jesus
- Creating new experiences
- Positive adult relationships
Women and Children Recovery Home
- Transitional housing for women
- Reunification with kids
- Addiction recovery and family restoration
- Relationship and real-life training
Live and Work Missionally
- 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
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