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Amos House Challenge

We have met the challenge!
The support we have received from The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation has enabled us to implement Amos House supportive housing services. By pairing case management services with immediate-term group housing, we are able to greatly increase the likelihood of increased self-sufficiency in the men and women who reside at Amos House. Our case management services for tenants focus on life skills coaching, budgeting and financial literacy training, facilitating our tenant’s community service work, and leadership and support in navigating the comity resources available for these tenants looking to achieve sustainable housing. In the past year we have been able to serve more than 30 men and women who were experiencing homelessness, assisting them in their work to achieve silt-sufficiency and stability.
The Washington Foundation challenge created a great opportunity to share our vision and the details of Amos House with the community. Because of their commitment, we found and inspired donors who share the passion for our work helping homeless people turn their lives around. Amos House continues to fill a critical gap in our community.
We appreciate all of the support from The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation!

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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.