COVID-19

HRDC's response to COVID-19

In an effort to slow the transmission of COVID-19, and to protect the many vulnerable populations we serve, HRDC is deploying new ways of meeting our mission across our family of programs and services. Please know that as we continue to receive directives and guidance from local, regional, state and national partners, we will be making operational changes routinely. We anticipate adjustments in order to keep our staff, volunteers, customers, and community safe. We will do our best to keep our community up-to-date with our protocols.

HRDC offices have limited hours. In addition, our Bozeman and Livingston office locations have entryway mailboxes and manila envelopes for our customers to drop off paperwork or request a phone call.

HRDC is Here to Help! Please let us know how we can provide you with assistance or connect you with services during this uncertain time. Example: “How can I access the Gallatin Valley Food Bank?” -OR- “I am a senior and in need of toilet paper and milk.”

Montana Emergency Rental Assistance

The Montana Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) is taking applications from residents who have lost income and are at risk of housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ERAP also offers assistance with utilities. Applicants must be financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, either directly or indirectly, and not exceed certain income limits. Click the links below to learn more.

HRDC is partnering with the state of Montana to help renters and landlords apply for assistance. Community members can contact HRDC’s dedicated Emergency Rental Assistance phone number at 406.585.4894. HRDC’s Livingston Office is also hosting walk-in hours on Fridays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 111 S 2nd St, Livingston, MT 59047. Our Bozeman Office is unable to offer walk-in assistance at this time. 

Please sign up on our volunteer website to be notified of available volunteer opportunities such as Shop 4 a Senior, Food Box Packing, Food Box Distribution, Warming Center Moving Support, etc.

Cash donations are immensely appreciated and definitely needed.   Unrestricted funds give us the flexibility to meet the current local community needs especially during times like these.

We are unable to accept drop off donations at this time, however if you have a donation you think HRDC may benefit from, please click on the link and complete the form or email hello@thehrdc.org and let us know.

Looking for COVID-19 vaccine information? Click the links below for information about COVID-19 and the vaccine in Gallatin County or Park County. Both counties are also offering text and email alerts.

Click below to read the COVID-19 Addendum to our Community Needs Assessment.

Thank you to our generous and supportive community!

Thank you to our very generous friends and neighbors for supporting the mission of HRDC during this time of uncertainty. We continue to be dedicated to our mission and support the needs of our community and most vulnerable citizens. With the health and safety of our customers, staff, volunteers and the greater community in mind we have adapted our services to safely deliver food, hot meals, transportation, emergency shelter support, senior support, emergency assistance and service navigation.

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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.