How We Help

We believe we can build a better community

The Human Resource Development Council of District IX, Inc. (HRDC) was established in 1975 to serve Gallatin, Park, and Meagher counties in southwestern Montana. We are a private, not-for-profit Community Action Agency, dedicated to strengthening community and advancing the quality of people’s lives. We work to achieve this by developing resources, talent, and capital to help people of all ages and situations confront and overcome obstacles so that they can improve their lives. We focus on seven strategic challenges and operate multiple programs to address these pressing human needs. We serve our community in these seven areas: Food and Nutrition, Housing and Homelessness, Child and Youth Development, Senior Empowerment, Community Transportation, Home Heating, Efficiency, and Safety, and Community and Economic Development. Through our programs, we foster sustainable results through practical, comprehensive approaches to social and economic challenges.

The HRDC operates thirty-four programs and services. All of our programs are designed to meet the needs of our customers, improve the quality of their life, and assist them on their path to self sufficiency.

As a Community Action agency we must always be sure that our services reflect the current needs of our customers. The agency conducts a Community Needs Assessment every five years as a way of identifying the priority needs of our customers.


HRDC’s Youth initiative focuses on early childhood development READ MORE >


Our Energy initiative combines emergency assistance, heat bill supplements, and home energy savings measures to offset heating costs for limited income households READ MORE >

Food & Nutrition

HRDC’s Nutrition initiative works to improve food insecurity across Gallatin County READ MORE >


Our Housing initiative provides assistance in finding a place to live in Bozeman and the surrounding area, which can be difficult due to high rents and scarce affordable housing READ MORE >

Our Community

HRDC’s Community Development initiative provides innovative and creative solutions to identified community needs READ MORE >

Services For Seniors

HRDC’s Senior Empowerment initiative addresses quality of life and independence in the home for many of our area seniors READ MORE >


HRDC’s Public Transportation initiative provides fare free public transit serving the communities of Belgrade, Bozeman, and Livingston. READ MORE >