Rendering of the outside of the new Community Commons campus. At the top of the rendering, text reads, Invest in Our Future Home. In the rendering, text with an arrow pointing to a building in the background reads, Market Place, noun, a central location where resources & services are shared. Another arrow points to the building in the foreground with text that reads, Homeward Point, noun, people or things that are oriented toward home or on their way home.

When we take a moment to reflect on what we have in common we quickly realize it’s one another.

Please consider investing in our collective future. Any amount you give will help us in our mission to build a better community.

Introducing Community Commons

As residents of southwest Montana we care about the livability and viability of our community, and we especially care about our neighbors and their well-being. Rising together is what we do while we strive to ensure no one gets left behind.

Thanks to the generosity of residents across Gallatin, Park and Meagher Counties, we are 3/4 of the way through our capital campaign to raise the funds needed to build our future home at Community Commons. This new service hub has been designed to allow us to better meet the needs of our customers from a single location and through more efficient operations over the next thirty years.

With the initial investments made in our collective future by so many of our generous neighbors, we have completed Phase 1 of Housing First Village, with Phase 2 nearing completion, and we began construction of Market Place at Community Commons. With your support, we will reach our fundraising goal in 2023 and be able to start construction on Homeward Point.

Our final fundraising phase

With your help, we will build Homeward Point at Community Commons, an emergency overnight shelter designed to help others get back on their feet. Construction cannot begin until we raise our remaining Capital Campaign funds. 

Homeward Point

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.

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Market Place

Our groundbreaking for Market Place at Community Commons took place in April. When complete, this facility will become a gathering place for our entire community.

The 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.

Housing First Village

Housing First Village is a community of newly constructed tiny homes. The community provides stable housing for people previously chronically unhoused, who were also among the highest users of emergency rooms, jails, shelters, clinics, and other crisis services. The community supports residents as they transition to stable housing, providing enhanced supportive services, including case management, mental health and addiction support, food services, and job counseling.

There are currently 12 homes on the site, seven more under construction.

Learn more from our partner in our Housing First Village by clicking the button below. 

For more information about our Capital Campaign contact 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.