OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT: to growth and stability.

We offer broad-based initiatives to reduce barriers to self-sufficiency, from addressing basic needs like hunger and homelessness to providing comprehensive tools to promote and sustain independence. Our wide range of services include emergency housing, food and energy assistance, childcare, senior services, financial planning, and more. Our organization serves over 12,000 individuals each year. As the cost of living rises, this number grows.

Yet, many don’t realize that our customers don’t fit the stereotype of people in need. The truth is, anyone can fall on hard times. Anyone can lose their job, home, and stability. We know that every single one of us benefits from a more connected and supported community.

Here for our communities.

Our goal is to move forward with positive change and to create solutions that last by identifying and addressing the diverse needs of Southwest Montana.

Opportunities available to you

Visit each of our service areas to learn more about how we support our community. Find assistance, donate, or learn how you can get involved.

Housing

Housing

We believe everyone deserves
a safe place to call home.
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Emergency
Assistance

Emergency
Assistance

Get emergency help now with
energy, food, and shelter.
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Senior Services

Senior Services

We believe the essential needs
of our grandparents and
your grandparents must be met.
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Transportation

Transportation

Let us take you where you want to go.
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Emerging Adults

Emerging Adults

We believe every emerging adult
deserves the opportunity
to thrive.
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Energy
Assistance

Energy
Assistance

We believe everybody
should be warm at night.
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Financial
Development

Financial
Development

We believe financially secure
individuals build a strong
and vibrant community.
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Food & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition

We believe nobody should
go to bed hungry.
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Early
Childhood
Education

Educational
Opportunities

We believe every child
deserves a head start.
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$4,600

An average of $4,600 per home in energy saving materials were installed in 100 homes.

HRDC positively impacted the lives of 11,143 people in 2018.
Our food banks impacted security for 10,005 people.
292 homes received energy efficiency improvements and 3,859 households had a reduced energy burden.
283,714 fare-free rides were provided by Streamline & 473 elderly and disabled community members received door to door transportation.
774 tax returns were prepared, bringing $1,244,976 in earned refunds to our customers.
705 families received financial coaching.
22 affordable housing units were created or preserved and 14 families were able to purchase a home.
171 families benefited from early childhood education.
94.16% of Head Start children met or exceeded educational expectations for entering kindergarten.

Here to inspire each other.

A connected community is a strong community. We provide meaningful volunteer and donation opportunities so that community members can support and care for one another.

Here for you.

HRDC is with you on your journey. We treat each of our customers, volunteers, and community partners with respect and dignity. Every day, we strive to meet each individual where they are on their journey. 

 

Roberta stays connected to her
community through HRDC.

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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.