Non-Profit Christian Organization
CLDI is a 501(c)3 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.
CLDI seeks transformation through the gospel by rebuilding lives, restoring families and re-neighboring communities.
Areas of Work
Providing second chances to individuals and families with poor credit, no rental history, or criminal backgrounds
Engaging South Side youth by providing safe after school programs, mentorship, and new 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.
Rebuilding and Restoring Hope
As we lean into the needs and fabric of the community, we believe there is a gospel response to the brokenness among us.
We believe that all people are made in the image of God and therefore have intrinsic value and worth and have a capacity to know, love, delight in, and worship the one true God.
It is our aim to live and work in a manner that is pleasing to the Lord, to be accountable to Him in valuing people, honesty, transparency, and truthfulness.
We believe that people have been made for relationships with God and community; thus, our primary focus is on relationships rather than programs, believing it is the best means for Jesus to be displayed and experienced.
“You’ll use the old RUBBLE of past lives to build ANEW. Restore old ruins… REBUILD and RENOVATE make the COMMUNITY livable again.”
The People Behind the Passion
Director of Operations
Director of Development
Hannah House Supervisor
Donor Relations Manager
KMC Property Manager
Assistant Property Manager / Admin Assistant
Development Operations Specialist
Youth Engagement Coordinator
Teen Engagement Coordinator
KMC Property Maintenance Technician
Eleos Group Director
People Behind the Passion
Board of Directors
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.