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Frequently Asked Questions.

We BELIEVE we can build a better community


We believe every life has value.

HRDC exists to instill hope, develop resources, design solutions, and change lives.

We envision a place where poverty has no impact because opportunity and quality of life are equally afforded to everyone.

Human Resource Development Council 

No, HRDC has programs and services that reach many different types of households.

No. Each service has its own eligibility guidelines and requirements, and some programs have none. To learn more about eligibility requirements, please visit the specific program page or head to “How We Help” from our Homepage.

Every dollar donated to HRDC goes to work in Southwest Montana. We value the resources entrusted to HRDC, utilizing them responsibly in the fulfillment of our mission. To learn more, visit Our Impact page.

HRDC has over forty programs across various service areas. We address the following in our community: Food and Nutrition, Housing, Early Childhood Education, Transportation, Economic Development, Senior Programs, and Community Development.

Yes! Streamline is part of our transportation initiative, which also includes Galavan. Please visit our Transportation page for more information.

We recognize that all persons have a role in being part of the solution.

To get involved by volunteering in one of our various service areas, please visit our Volunteer page. To donate to HRDC, visit our Donate page. To become a part of our team, check out job openings on our Careers page.

HRDC receives funding from private donations and contributions, rental income and program income, contract revenue, and federal and state grants. Increasingly, we rely on community donations to make services like our Fork & Spoon and emergency shelter possible.  A complete breakdown of sources and uses of funds can be found in our annual Impact Report, found on Our Impact page. Audited financial statement are also available on Our Impact page.

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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.