HRDC Blueprint
Young Adult Housing

We believe that healthy adult and peer relationships

are the cornerstones of healing and stability

In November 2015, HRDC opened Blueprint,  a transitional housing program that provides youth-centered, strength-based, and solutions-focused support to youth experiencing either homelessness or housing instability, aged between 16-24. Blueprint offers a safe and inclusive environment for our community’s youth and has served 19 emerging adults. We believe in providing a place for them to grow and thrive.

Blueprint emphasizes a Positive Youth Development approach, and supports youth in the following areas: educational attainment, employment, development of self-image, increase in their social competencies, development of healthy boundaries, providing choices and integrating conflict resolution skills.

Private donations from our community are a crucial part of funding Blueprint. 

BLUEPRINT: A Community Response Feature Film

In the Gallatin Valley, young people experience homelessness everyday. Zseyvfin tells their story of how Blueprint helped provide a safe and supportive place to stay, so they could make the successful transition into adulthood.

Why Blueprint?

Our program believes strongly that healthy adult and peer relationships are the cornerstones of healing and stability. Without healthy social relationships, vulnerable youth are often subject to a higher risk of alcoholism, drug use, STD’s, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illnesses, self-harm, and more.

Without healthy relationships as a protective factor, youth experiencing homelessness are often forced to engage in risky behaviors to survive. Therefore, compromising their dignity and access to a fair chance to thrive and grow in our community.

Our Approach

Create a paradigm shift in serving youth experiencing homelessness which encourages organizations, schools, and our community to focus on providing the basic supports and opportunities needed to promote holistic health. We believe supporting access to a safe living environment, education and employment are paramount for lasting success.

Five Key Elements to Service Delivery

  • Access to emotional and physically safe environments
  • Create consistent healthy relationships, with both peers and adults
  • Opportunities to participate (decision making power and choice)
  • Opportunities to contribute and know the community
  • Opportunities to build skills in engaging and challenging ways

Blueprint Facts

  • 47% of youth participants have experienced the foster care system
  • 84% of youth have gained employment
  • 53% have accessed mental health services
  • 42% of youth served have been in high school
  • 40% have obtained ownership of transportation means
  • 47% were unaccompanied minors (without guardian)

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Contact Jeremy Alcoke at: / 406.585.4858

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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.