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.
Please click here to see all of the volunteer opportunities waiting for you at the Warming Center.
Showers and Day Storage are now available year-round at the Warming Center on the following days and 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 below.
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.
Emergency Shelter: 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 Greater Gallatin Homeless Action Coalition (GGHAC) was formed to network and create a community strategic plan to address homelessness within our community. The Coalition was formed under the ‘Continuum of Care’ model that exists across the country.
GGHAC and 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. GGHAC’s mission is also to document the need and utilization of a warming center facility, combined with specific demographics of those who participate in order to effectively advise the community of how to best focus its resources to serve the ‘homeless’ population regardless of age or circumstance.
Thus, during a fall 2010 GGHAC meeting, a committee was established to look at a short-term, immediate response to the need for ‘a warm place’ for someone to seek shelter. The Warming Center committee and HRDC have since been responsible for operations of the Warming Center facility.
The Warming Center is funded 100% by the community. To contribute, click below or Contact Kristin at (406)-585-4877.