About Our Housing

Never seen our facility? Take a virtual tour with the below video!

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The above video was made by Paris Beard (Fresh Bread Productions) and made possible by M.J. Murdock Charitiable Trust in September 2022.

The Harold & Carmen Poulsen Housing is a non-profit temporary housing facility for patients and their families traveling for medical treatment to Great Falls, Montana.

Poulsen Housing or ‘Legacy House’ is located on the campus of the Great Falls Clinic, just footsteps from the Great Falls Clinic Cancer Center and Hospital.

The Legacy House provides a “home away from home” for patients, caregivers, and/or family members. We provide a warm and healing atmosphere where guests can eat, sleep, and recover without the stress of finding and funding a place to stay. We prioritize cancer and pediatric patients, first and foremost and welcome all others based on availability.

The Legacy House is the only patient housing facility in Great Falls that allows all patients to stay, regardless of where they are receiving treatment. Our facility is free to all guests receiving medical treatment in the Great Falls community. We operate 100% on donations.

The Facility:

Our facility was built with patients in mind. Read below to find out what we offer!

We have 12 rooms available for guests, 4 of which have two queen beds and 8 of which have one king bed. Each room features:
– A kitchenette with microwave, sink, mini-fridge, a full set of dishes and cutlery
– A private bathroom that is stocked with toiletries and linens
– Dresser, closet with hanging space, alarm clock
– TV with cable antenna, DVD player
– Individually controlled AC/Heating unit
– If something is not found in the rooms, just ask the front desk!

We also have several community areas for guests to utilize during their stays. We have 3 community living rooms. The living areas on the first floor feature a Smart-TV with a Blue-Ray player, fireplace, couches and plenty of blankets to cuddle up with and DVDs to choose from! A fully stocked kitchen that has a full-sized fridge, oven, stove, microwave, toaster, and all the cooking utensils needed! A small dining area is just off of the kitchen. A 24/7 coffee machine is also available in the kitchen. Free laundry facilities are available on both floors with a vending machine in the first-floor laundry room.

Next to the upstairs living area is a library that has a plethora of books, games, and puzzles for guests to use during their stays. The library also has a phone and computer that may be used at any time as well.

Outside the facility we have some more peaceful places for guests to use. When the weather is nice enough, in the back of the building is a healing garden. The healing garden has a one-of-a-kind fountain that runs in the summertime. There are also several chairs and tables on the back patio for guests to utilize when the weather is warm enough. For guests traveling with a service animal or staying in an RV, a pet park is available on the right side of the building. Guests traveling with young children have access to small playground on the left side of the facility. In nice weather, guests are welcome to picnic or play on the lawn in the front or back of the facility.

What to Bring:

  1. Bring all your bathroom items. Amenities such as shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, etc. are available based on donations received. Please check with the front desk if you need any of these items.
  2. Cell phone. Our rooms are not equipped with individual phones so please bring a mobile phone.
  3. Laundry soap, dryer sheets and a laundry basket if you plan to do laundry during your stay. Soap and dryer sheets are available as donations allow and there are limited laundry baskets for use onsite.
  4. Food. A mini fridge, microwave, and stocked kitchenette is available in each guest room along with a full kitchen in the common area. A vending machine is also available onsite with several quick meal options.
  5. Water. Drinking water is available from a spout within the community fridge and cups are found in guest rooms and community kitchen.
  6. Snacks. A vending machine is available onsite with some snack options.
  7. Tea, coffee creamer, sugar, etc. We have black coffee available for free to all guests in the common area.
  8. Medications and all other travel usuals.
  9. Portable oxygen tanks, wheelchairs, walkers, etc. We do not have these items available onsite, and they are the responsibility of each guest. It is the responsibility of each guest to provide drop off and pick up information to organizations that deliver oxygen tanks.
  10. Forms of entertainment such as DVDs, books, games. Each room has a DVD player. There is no cable available onsite. We have DVDs, books, and games available for guests to use during their stay.

What NOT to Bring:

  1. Valuables. Our guest rooms do not have a safe.
  2. Alcohol, tobacco products, weapons. These are not allowed on premises.
  3. Pets. Our facility is a pet-free facility except for service animals. We have a designated “Pet Park” for our patients traveling in RVs or travel trailers.
  4. Linens. Towels and sheets are provided for every guest.

Information for Guests

The application process for a prospective guest starts with a referral from your health care physician, provider, social worker and/or case manager.

Read our Guest Housing Policy to learn more.