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HRDC’s Community Commons

Learn more about HRDC’s Community Commons

For almost 50 years HRDC has been committed to building a better community. To continue that tradition and keep pace with growth in our area, we are proud to introduce HRDC’s Community Commons.

Located at 206 East Griffin Drive on 5.6 acres of land Community Commons will offer two buildings, Market Place and Homeward Point.

Market Place will feature HRDC’s Food and Nutrition opportunities designed to ensure no one in our community goes to bed hungry. This building will feature a warehouse for emergency food storage, a commercial kitchen, a grocery area, a pay-what-you-can restaurant, and space for enrichment and educational opportunities. Here our customers will be greeted by HRDC staff members to begin a dialogue about how HRDC can best support their individual needs. Customers will learn about and have access to the full scope of services available to help mitigate tight budgets and to avoid or eliminate crises.

Homeward Point will be home to our year-round shelter. Designed to address the needs of our homeless community, HRDC’s new shelter was thoughtfully planned from a trauma-informed point of view and includes dedicated space for families with a much-needed separate entrance. Additionally, offices for HRDC staff and community partners will be located within the building to ensure immediate support can be provided to those in crisis. While onsite, our guests will be able to take advantage of a variety of services to help ensure their experience with homelessness is brief and that they are well-supported as they move toward a path of stability.

Graphic with a scale of the number of donations at each amount and how many it will take to reach the goal.

Philanthropy plays a significant role in the success of HRDC’s Community Commons. A dedicated team of community leaders have set a goal to raise $15 million.

Total raised – $11,062,263

Every donation is impactful and moves us closer to better serving our community.

To learn more about donating or if you would like to attend an HRDC facilities tour contact Kristin Hamburg, HRDC Development Director at 406-585-4877 or khamburg@thehrdc.org.

Learn about HRDC and Our Vision for the Future in the video below. Click on image below to play.

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Market Place
Ground breaking was held on April 14, 2022

Market Place will be home to all HRDC programs that address hunger in our community, including our Gallatin Valley Food Bank, Fork and Spoon pay what you can restaurant and more. The majority of HRDC staff that work closely with our customers will also be relocated to our Market Place.

HRDC Food Resource Center
Our future Food Resource Center store
HRDC food resource center store
Our future customer shopping area

Homeward Point
Emergency Year-Round Shelter

Homeward Point will be home to our year-round shelter with a resource hub which will provide our customers on-site access to the services and opportunities offered by HRDC and our community partners.

exterior of homeless shelter
Our future year round Emergency Shelter and Resource Hub
Bunk Room HRDC
Bunk room at our future year-round shelter

Housing First Village
Final seven homes completed in Summer 2022

Located on Wheat Drive, Housing First Village is 19 tiny homes in Montana’s first supportive housing community for people who have struggled with chronic homelessness.

HRDC Housing First Village site plan
Housing First Village site plan

For more information about our Kristin Hamburg, HRDC Development Director at 406-585-4877 or khamburg@thehrdc.org

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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.