The service is used by members of the Three Forks and Manhattan communities for various medical appointments, including dialysis.
Housing is an essential aspect of overall healthcare. It is a fundamental human need that affects our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Housing First Village is a beacon of hope for those who have experienced chronic homelessness in Bozeman.
Members of HRDC say that we are on the precipice of a severe crisis in Montana when it comes to unhoused elderly people. Specifically in Bozeman, HRDC says they’ve seen an increase in unhoused elderly, and they believe this is mostly due to the high cost of living and their Social Security money isn’t enough to live on.
“We’re serving more people than we ever have. So, we’re seeing record numbers,” said Emily Smith, operations manager for the Headwaters Area Food Bank. From last year to this year, they’ve grown 50 percent, and their outreach doesn’t end in the headwaters.
This summer, several community organizations in and around Gallatin County gave out tens of thousands of free summer meals to children and their families.
Residents and local officials gathered on Thursday to celebrate Gallatin County’s public transportation services.
For nearly 20 years, the Human Resource Development Council has organized a free summer lunch program for kids up to 18 years old. The heart of the free summer lunch program is Olivia Smart, childhood nutrition coordinator for HRDC. Smart volunteered for the program as an undergrad at Montana State studying dietetics before taking on the role full time.
Affordable housing continues to be a major issue in Bozeman, which the Human Resource Development Council, in partnership with Boundary Development, is working to address.
HRDC will initiate the process of convening a local steering committee and hiring a Park County-based program manager to lead the Coalition in implementing the 2022 Park County Housing Action Plan.
As Big Sky community leaders explore ways to reduce vehicle traffic between Big Sky and Bozeman, improvements to Streamline might improve connectivity and motivate more workers and visitors to travel via bus.