Emergency Shelter

We Believe Everyone Deserves a Warm, Safe Place to Sleep During the Coldest Months of the Year

Warming Center:

The Warming Center offers seasonal shelter to anyone in need- families with children, single adults, and couples are welcome.  Separate sleeping areas are provided. Trained staff and volunteers are on-site at all times during operating hours.The Warming Center is located at 2104 Industrial Drive in Bozeman (corner of Griffin and Industrial).  The Center is open 7 pm—7 am 7 days per week during the winter months. Check-in is from 7-11 pm.

Created in partnership with the Greater Gallatin Homeless Action Coalition, the Warming Center is a part of HRDC’s Housing First Program and has been a part of our community since 2010.

Receiving Shelter:

The Warming Center offers seasonal shelter to anyone in need.  Trained staff and volunteers are on-site at all times during operating hours.

2104 Industrial Drive
Open Nightly from 7pm – 7am
November 1 – March 31
**Check-in time if between 7pm – 11pm

Volunteer Opportunities:

It is only because of volunteers that the Warming Center works!

Flying Signs Fundraiser:

Help provide families and individuals with a warm, safe place to sleep this winter! The HRDC’s Warming Center, Bozeman’s only seasonal homeless shelter, is organizing its sixth annual Flying Signs Fundraiser to support the center’s services on Saturday, October 21st. Volunteers who are “flying signs” are posted around Bozeman at high traffic locations collecting donations. This fundraiser serves as an excellent opportunity to promote increased awareness of the issue of homelessness in Gallatin Valley and surrounding areas and the role of the Warming Center in providing a safe and secure place to stay for those desperately in need. Individuals or groups of volunteers that serve in three hour shifts are vital to the success of this key fundraising event, and we would encourage your business, organization, class, or student group to get a team of individuals together. Top fundraising corners will be awarded prizes!

5% Business Donation Day

Support Staff:

HRDC’s Warming Center, founded in 2010, has a simple mission: to ensure that homeless people in our community have a place to sleep indoors during the winter months.

Volunteers are vital to the success of the Warming Center that opens annually from November to March. The center is open from 7 PM to 7 AM, and many different evening, late night, and morning shifts are available to provide support to staff in greeting guests, assigning bedding and storage lockers to guests, cleaning the facility, and doing laundry. Because the Warming Center is 100% community funded, volunteer time makes it possible to provide a warm, safe place for our neighbors in need!

For more information about these volunteer opportunities, contact:

Alyssa Hjelvik, Resource Connect AmeriCorps VISTA
Vista@thehrdc.org

Showers and Day Storage:

Free, hot showers and day storage are available year-round at the Warming Center at the following times:

Mondays: 9:00am – 11:00am
Thursdays: 9:00am – 11:00am
Saturdays: 9:00am – 11:00am

On Mondays and Thursdays, HRDC’s Galavan will provide transportation to ensure our community has access to this important service.  Riders must meet at the Streamline Downtown Transfer Station at 10:00am located on Mendenhall Street and the time listed above.

Warming Center Partnerships:

Showers are made possible by the following community partners:
United Methodist Church, Community Health Partners, 7th Day Adventist Church, St. James Episcopal Church, Greater Gallatin United Way, The Help Center, Journey Church, and many dedicated community volunteers.

The Warming Center  is made possible by all of you!  A special thanks to the dedicated people who work year round to raise funds and donate their time and talents  to get the facility up and running each season.

By the Numbers:

In the past year over 200 unique individuals were provided 4,891 shelter stays during the Warming Center’s operational season

  • Cost per shelter stay was $48.
  • One in five guests were female
  • 4% of guests were seniors aged 55 years or more
  • 13% of guests were veterans
  • 17% reported not having completed a High School Diploma or GED
  • 63% of participants were experiencing a disabling condition (i.e. chronic health, developmental, mental health, substance abuse)
  • 25% of guests were chronically homeless (having experienced more than 1 year of continuous homelessness or more than 3 episodes in past four years AND have a disabling condition, and increase of 22% from last year)
  • Average length of stay was 46 days
  • Three families with children under the age of 18 stayed at the center
  • More than 60 community volunteers gave their time overnight to help keep operating costs low

Warming Center History:

The Warming Center began from a partnership between GGHAC (Greater Gallatin Homeless Action Committee) and HRDC and is now operated under HRDC Housing First.  The Warming Center’s mission is to prevent any loss of life due to the elements within our community by providing a facility with heat and plumbing available to all populations.

Funding:

The Warming Center is funded 100% by the community.   To contribute, click below or Contact Kristin at (406)-585-4877.