Blueprint Continuum:
Supportive Service For Young Adults Struggling with Housing Stability

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We believe that healthy adult and peer relationships

are the cornerstones of healing and stability

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

Am I eligible?

Young Adults Aged 16-24, who are either an Individual or family who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

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.

What is the Blueprint Continuum?

In November 2015, HRDC opened Blueprint, a transitional housing program that provides youth-empowered, strengths-based, and solution-focused support to youth experiencing either homelessness or housing instability.

A Positive Youth Development approach supporting the following areas: Educational attainment, employment and soft skills development, increase in social competencies, fostering healthy boundaries, and interstate conflict resolution skills. 

In October 2020, HRDC was the recipient of the The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP), an exciting new initiative designed to reduce the number of youth experiencing homelessness. The goal of the YHDP is to support selected communities, including rural areas across the United States, in the development and implementation of a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness.

Rental Assistance

  • Up to 24 months of rental assistance
  • Case management support
  • Supportive services available 
  • Permanent Supportive Housing 
  • Long-term rental assistance
  • Need to Add
  • Supportive Services Available (must be enrolled) 
  • Application Fees
  • Emergency Food
  • Utility Deposit
  • Security Deposit
  • First and Last month’s rent

Transitional Housing

In July 2021, HRDC expanded it’s transitional housing services to a new facility location which allows the agency to support more emerging adults experiencing homelessness. 

  • Transitional Housing is a safe and inclusive environment 
  • Provides Freedom and Choice 
  • Expands on your independent living skills 
  • System Navigation (case management)
  • HRDC expanded its transitional housing services to a new facility location which allows the agency to support more emerging adults experiencing homelessness. 
  • Supporting both in-school and out of school youth

BluePrint Facts

  • Since October 2020, HRDC has served 37 young adults who have experienced homelessness in our communities.
  • 8 youth have been supporting children while in services.
  • Since 2016 HRDC has served 27 youth with Transitional Housing:
    • 85% successful transition into independent living
    • 100% Successful Graduation from high school
    • 93% obtained employment
    • 37% have been unaccompanied youth
    • All young adults have suffered a form of abuse

THE BOAR

Go Hardcore for HRDC’s The BOAR!

Every year, HRDC and a talented volunteer committee will host the 5K and 10K race to support and spread awareness of HRDC’s work in addressing youth experiencing homelessness. Learn more in the video and visit our BOAR website.

HRDC Blueprint Contacts

Jeremy Alcoke at:  jalcoke@thehrdc.org / 406.585.4858

 

If you are in crisis and require immediate or emergency assistance, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, or contact The Help Center at 406-586-3333.

Thank you for your interest in HRDC Blueprint program. A Blueprint staff member will contact you within 48 business hours (Monday – Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm) of receiving your application.

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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.