Salt Creek Ministries is a non-profit organization that oversees Katie's House. KH is a transitional living house that began to help women begin a new chapter after graduating rehabilitation . We now offer transitional living to women in need of emergency temporary housing in conjunction with our local Love INC. program.
How we got here
After helping enroll our family friend 'Katie' into the Adult /Teen challenge Center in Missoula, MT the journey that God was leading us on would just begin. Katie's time at Teen Challenge changed us as we supported her and learned more about rehabilitation. Watching the transformation and reshaping of her heart and mind around Christ and His universal truths, we saw what this can do for women or anyone struggling to overcome addiction. From the start we saw the TC program as a light for those in the midst of personal darkness. TC has a wonderful motto, "The way to freedom from substance abuse is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ." That relationship with Christ can be a beautiful and fulfilling game of catch, once you throw the ball, you expect the ball back in return and vise versa, it's a beautiful thing!
Being so moved by program of Teen Challenge, and we could feel God working in our hearts to do something more for women graduating. We didn’t know at the time what our role was, but we continued to pray for guidance and direction. One aspect we felt was unfortunate, was seeing some women graduating the year long intensive program full of hope and addiction free, then having no place to go, but back to their prior situation. Many women don't have a lot of options to start fresh with all the expense. So in their old environment, they slowly get weighed down by the same old circumstances and influences and fall back into use. Seeing this happen from time to time we felt a pull in our hearts for transitional living. A safe place for women to take their next step after graduating to secure themselves a life away from their past and a chance to move forward in their faith and everything they came so far from to change.
In January (2015) our family took a leap of faith and acted on what we could feel God calling us toward. So, with much excitement we opened the doors to Katie's House spring 2016. “Katie’s House” in dedication to Katie, who graduated Teen Challenge in 2012. If it hadn’t been for her, we would’ve never went on this journey and had our hearts opened in so many ways. Katie will always say that, the one year of commitment to Teen Challenge gave her more back than all the years previous in addiction. She loves Jesus and believes the power of transformation is REAL when you surrender your own control and allow a path to be opened for God's leading.
We now offer emergency temporary living for women in conjunction with our local love INC. program. We are located in Lewistown, Montana. The purpose of this program is to provide an environment for women to find their full potential through Jesus Christ and to become role models through their faith that will continue on in their homes, churches and communities. While living at Katie's House we expect each woman to have employment, attend classes and studies at house or affiliated locations, attend church, and volunteer at church and community efforts.
We want to fuel and encourage women in a way that propels them from not only overcoming their substance abuse, their emotional hardships, and their past to using what they’ve learned and experienced to help others. The best way to cultivate ones life, faith and sobriety is to help and encourage others. These women have powerful testimonies and while they seem so unfortunate, God uses our hardships to be a bridge to others.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you would like to know more about our house or non-profit please do not hesitate to contact us. This ministry has been blessed to have faithful friends and family come along side us to help shape and grow this program. We hope you can join too!
Monetary donations help fuel and support this program. If you feel led, please go to the support option and consider making a donation. On behalf of the women and all the volunteers from the Katie's House team we thank you graciously!!
Please feel free to call our office anytime @ 406.380.0459
Blessings to you and yours,