Emergency Shelter

We Believe Everyone Deserves a Warm, Safe Place to Sleep During the Coldest Months of the Year

Warming Center:

The Warming Center offers seasonal shelter to anyone in need- families with children, single adults, and couples are welcome.  Separate sleeping areas are provided. Trained staff and volunteers are on-site at all times during operating hours.The Warming Center is located at 2104 Industrial Drive in Bozeman (corner of Griffin and Industrial).  The Center is open 7 pm—7 am 7 days per week during the winter months. Check-in is from 7-11 pm.

Created in partnership with the Greater Gallatin Homeless Action Coalition, the Warming Center is a part of HRDC’s Housing First Program and has been a part of our community since 2010.

Receiving Shelter:

The Warming Center offers seasonal shelter to anyone in need.  Trained staff and volunteers are on-site at all times during operating hours.

2104 Industrial Drive
Open Nightly from 7pm – 7am
November 1 – March 31
**Check-in time if between 7pm – 11pm

Volunteer Opportunities:

It is only because of volunteers that the Warming Center works!  Opportunities coming soon.

Showers and Day Storage:

Free, hot showers and day storage are available year-round at the Warming Center at the following times:

Mondays: 9:00am – 11:00am
Thursdays: 9:00am – 11:00am
Saturdays: 9:00am – 11:00am

On Mondays and Thursdays, HRDC’s Galavan will provide transportation to ensure our community has access to this important service.  Riders must meet at the Streamline Downtown Transfer Station at 10:00am located on Mendenhall Street and the time listed above.

Warming Center Partnerships:

Showers are made possible by the following community partners:
United Methodist Church, Community Health Partners, 7th Day Adventist Church, St. James Episcopal Church, Greater Gallatin United Way, The Help Center, Journey Church, and many dedicated community volunteers.

The Warming Center  is made possible by all of you!  A special thanks to the dedicated people who work year round to raise funds and donate their time and talents  to get the facility up and running each season.

By the Numbers:

In the past year over 200 unique individuals were provided 4,891 shelter stays during the Warming Center’s operational season

  • Cost per shelter stay was $48.
  • One in five guests were female
  • 4% of guests were seniors aged 55 years or more
  • 13% of guests were veterans
  • 17% reported not having completed a High School Diploma or GED
  • 63% of participants were experiencing a disabling condition (i.e. chronic health, developmental, mental health, substance abuse)
  • 25% of guests were chronically homeless (having experienced more than 1 year of continuous homelessness or more than 3 episodes in past four years AND have a disabling condition, and increase of 22% from last year)
  • Average length of stay was 46 days
  • Three families with children under the age of 18 stayed at the center
  • More than 60 community volunteers gave their time overnight to help keep operating costs low

Warming Center History:

The Warming Center began from a partnership between GGHAC (Greater Gallatin Homeless Action Committee) and HRDC and is now operated under HRDC Housing First.  The Warming Center’s mission is to prevent any loss of life due to the elements within our community by providing a facility with heat and plumbing available to all populations.

Funding:

The Warming Center is funded 100% by the community.   To contribute, click below or Contact Kristin at (406)-585-4877.