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BUILDING A BETTER COMMUNITY

Welcome to HRDC, where you’ll find us working to improve our neighbors’ lives by building a better community in Bozeman, Livingston and Southwest Montana. We invite you to become part of our HRDC family whether you need help or are able to provide help.

Our Latest Initiatives

We believe in building a better community through supporting our neighbors across Southwest Montana with nearly 50 different programming initiatives. Learn about our latest efforts below and connect with an HRDC program here

Housing First Village Video

Recently, a team of MSU students revealed a new promotional video showcasing HRDC’s housing programs, specifically our emergency shelters and our Housing First Village. 

FOR THE COMMUNITY, BY THE COMMUNITY

Our new 2-building campus, Community Commons, is located at 206 E Griffin Drive.

  • Market Place @ Community Commons is now open and houses all of our services under one roof.
  • Homeward Point @ Community Commons, our future emergency shelter, is under construction and will open early 2025.

High cost of living is impacting Montana seniors

Help us raise $50,000 to support seniors in our community! Over the past year, HRDC provided services to 1,848 individuals including 145 seniors experiencing homelessness, an all-time high. Seniors over the age of 55 are likely the fastest-growing group of people experiencing homelessness, often for the first time, according to AARP. 

HIGH COST OF LIVING IS IMPACTING MONTANA SENIORS

Help us raise $50,000 to support seniors in our community! Over the past year, HRDC provided services to 1,848 individuals including 145 seniors experiencing homelessness, an all-time high. Seniors over the age of 55 are likely the fastest-growing group of people experiencing homelessness, often for the first time, according to AARP. 

HOUSING FIRST VILLAGE VIDEO

Recently, a team of MSU students revealed a new promotional video showcasing HRDC’s housing programs, specifically our emergency shelters and our Housing First Village. 

for the community, by the community

Our new 2-building campus, Community Commons, is located at 206 E Griffin Drive.

  • Market Place @ Community Commons is now open and houses all of our services under one roof.
  • Homeward Point @ Community Commons, our future emergency shelter, is under construction and will open early 2025.
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In the News

Attendees of the MTNTough ToughFest in Bozeman spent Thursday getting fit, having fun and packing up over 6,000 meals for local children experiencing hunger.

Volunteers at the HRDC marketplace are working hard, cooking, and packing up free lunches for kids and teens to enjoy this summer.

HRDC, IX is currently developing Bozeman’s first purpose-built, low-barrier year-round shelter: Homeward Point at Community Commons. A public meeting will be held on May 30, 2024, at 9:45 a.m. to review the findings of the Environmental Review Checklist. 

Homeless shelters in Montana are overwhelmed with the demand for services, which they say has increased by upwards of 30% in five years.

Attendees of the MTNTough ToughFest in Bozeman spent Thursday getting fit, having fun and packing up over 6,000 meals for local children experiencing hunger.

Volunteers at the HRDC marketplace are working hard, cooking, and packing up free lunches for kids and teens to enjoy this summer.

HRDC, IX is currently developing Bozeman’s first purpose-built, low-barrier year-round shelter: Homeward Point at Community Commons. A public meeting will be held on May 30, 2024, at 9:45 a.m. to review the findings of the Environmental Review Checklist. 

Homeless shelters in Montana are overwhelmed with the demand for services, which they say has increased by upwards of 30% in five years.

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Brooke Poole

Public Sector

Since 2015, Brooke has been working with Allergan Aesthetics, Body Contouring. In 2018, Brooke began her role as Senior Manager of Training. Brooke graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Commercial Photography from Appalachian State University in 2011.

Brooke began her role on our Board in 2019. However, she feels it’s more fitting to say that she gets to serve on our Board. For Brooke, an evening at our Fork & Spoon was her first glance into our organization’s powerful work. As Brooke states, joining the Board has only expanded her appreciation for the caliber of people leading our mission and the impact of our vast ecosystem of services. While metrics alone are impressive, Brooke likes to visualize each number as an individual example of support – an extension of a helping hand, a moment of relief – given to one of our neighbors. She is grateful for the opportunity to participate in shaping HRDC’s future.

Although Brooke spends most of her volunteer time with HRDC, she was fortunate enough to build with Habitat for Humanity over the course of the summer in 2020. Her favorite place to spend time is anywhere under the Big Sky, although Hyalite may be her favorite place on Earth.

Ron Brey

Public Sector

Ron served as Bozeman’s Assistant City Manager from 1990 to 2008. After retiring, Ron joined our Board in 2011. Ron received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Montana in 1977, and his Masters in Science in Rural, Town, and Regional Planning from the University of Montana in 1987.

During his time with the City of Bozeman, Ron saw the important role that HRDC has played in our community. Ron has seen that HRDC provides necessary social services to assure that all Bozeman residents could obtain housing, food, training, employment and the other necessities of life. He also came to understand that HRDC was always able to respond immediately as new community needs arose. Ron believes that the dedication, hard work, and compassion of HRDC’s staff make it a real honor to serve on the Board.

Ron also serves on the Trails, Open Space and Parks Committee for the City of Bozeman, and as a volunteer with the Red Cross. One of Ron’s favorite activities is walking his beloved dog every day, enjoying many of Bozeman’s trails and parks, like Burke Park, Bozeman Creek, and the Hyalite and Mount Ellis areas. Ron and his wife Claire enjoy spending their days with family, friends, and time outdoors.