Emergency Shelter Livingston

Community Resource Collaborative (CRC), a local group of service providers, has been exploring feasibility of a temporary emergency shelter model to address the gap of emergency shelter in the Park County Housing Continuum.

Through this work and numerous  meetings with community members, including those held as part of HRDC’s Community Needs Assessment, a consensus has emerged that there is a need for an emergency shelter to serve the Livingston community.  After much discussion, the CRC partners have asked HRDC to lead this effort, with support form the community.

HRDC’s Bozeman shelter is currently serving approximately 4 guests nightly from Park County and we can isolate others that we know would utilize a facility, if available, tonight.

HRDC is prepared to support the community to create a pilot emergency shelter to size the need and contribute to a long-term planning effort to address homelessness.  We will open in January, 2019 and stay open through March 2019.  The initial pilot will be used to inform a broader community discussion regarding homelessness.

Updates:

  • The new projected opening date for the pilot period is Friday, February 1st.   The days operation are starting as only Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. This may change dependent upon staff.
  • We have some safety repairs that must be completed and approved by the fire department prior to opening. Some unexpected costs related to these renovations have presented themselves.
  • We have an Operations Manager (existing HRDC team member, Katie Ann Laramore) working diligently behind the scenes.
  • We have had a few applicants apply for the seasonal/part-time positions. We are on-boarding this week. We are still looking for more— see details below.
  • We still need funding and supplies— please see more information below.
  • Cots and vinyl mattresses being delivered this week.
  • We will update the community when the opening date is official.

Hiring:

Apply for Part-time/seasonal positions available HERE.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Check out our online volunteer database (Galaxy) where you can sign-up and select your volunteer shifts HERE. Step-by-step instructions attached- more information on training to come.

Donations:

Thank you to the community partners and individuals who have already generously donated!

We still need to reach our operating goal of $38,000 for this community funded pilot period:

*Donate online (Search for Emergency Shelter Livingston in drop-down menu) HERE.

*Donate in-person at HRDC locations: 111 S. 2nd St, Livingston or 32 S. Tracy, Bozeman

Questions regarding donations: 

Marissa Hackett, Livingston Outreach Coordinator, 333-2537 or mhackett@thehrdc.org
Kristin Hamburg, HRDC Development Coordinator, 585-4877 or khamburg@thehrdc.org

Marissa Hackett, Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 406-333-2537
Email: livingstonoffice@thehrdc.org