Our Future At Griffin Place

We believe in A

brighter future for our neighbors in need.

Across Southwest Montana, the population has grown and the cost of living has continued to rise, while wages remain stagnant. With it, the need for HRDC’s services has also increased. As our neighbors strive for a better quality of life, they face many obstacles in doing so. The people that power Bozeman and the surrounding communities are hard at work, but they cannot keep up with the high costs of living. In the past year, the impacts of COVID-19 have only made these issues more clear.

That is why we are working hard to create a brighter future for our neighbors in need with Community First – Griffin Place.

Putting Our Community FIrst

We are working hard to create a brighter future for our neighbors in need with Community First Griffin Place. This historic endeavor focuses on the two most basic concerns we address: hunger and homelessness. Our Griffin Place will more efficiently support families on their path to growth and stability. Our family of services will be accessible on site to help people with their basic needs, offsetting their expenses and lessening the burden of a rising cost of living.

In this video, community member Jim Drummond and our staff speak to the importance of taking care of our neighbors and the importance of Griffin Place  in continuing that tradition.

Together, we will do better for our community. Join us in making Griffin Place a reality.

Griffin Place Phase 1
Housing First Village

On Wheat Drive, Housing First Village will provide 19 tiny homes for Montana’s first supportive housing community for people who have struggled with chronic homelessness.

Construction of Housing First Village is underway with an expected completion date of November 2021.

HRDC Housing First Village site plan
Housing First Village site plan

Griffin Place Phase 2
Food ReSource Center

Griffin Place will be home to a food resource center which will include all HRDC programs addressing hunger, including our Gallatin Valley Food Bank, Fork and Spoon Restaurant and more.

HRDC Food Resource Center
Our future Food Resource Center store
HRDC food resource center store
Our future customer shopping area

Griffin Place Phase 3
Emergency Year-Round Shelter

Griffin Place will be home to Bozeman’s only year-round shelter with a resource hub which will provide our customers on-site access to the services and opportunities offered by HRDC and our community partners.

exterior of homeless shelter
Our future year round Emergency Shelter and Resource Hub
Bunk Room HRDC
Bunk room at our future year-round shelter

For more information on Community First Griffin Place contact Kristin Hamburg, HRDC Development Director at 406-585-4877 or khamburg@thehrdc.

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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.