Our Impact

We believe we can build

a better community.


292 seniors received support to remain in their homes safely


14,331 food boxes were provided to families with a weeks worth of food supply


2,393 families received help with their winter heating bills


313,034 rides were provided by our fare-free and paratransit services


Positively impacting the lives of more than 12,000 people each year


492 families secured safe and affordable housing


211 seniors received Medicare Counseling, saving $261,609 in health care costs


1,577 individuals benefitted from financial coaching, counseling and tax preparation


41 housing units were preserved for low income families and 13 families were able to purchase a home


168 children completed preschool and demonstrated skills for school readiness


158 parents attended parent education opportunities

Our Vision for the future:

A place where poverty has no impact because opportunities and quality of life are equally afforded to everyone.

In Southwestern Montana, the need for the services we provide is much higher than you’d think. Steady increases in the cost of living in our communities means that we’re serving more and more customers all the time. Each year, we evaluate our impact as we strive to make progress toward our vision of the future.

“I continue to be amazed and so grateful for everything you guys are doing. It is a very uncertain and scary time for so many people, especially our most vulnerable, and you guys provide hope to so many in our community. So amazing to see the whole crew in action. Innovation, adaptability, and most of all compassion when faced with what seems like impossible tasks to mere mortals. Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.”

Doug Weber

Always Looking ahead.

In the coming year, we’ll work toward our goal of establishing a warehouse for our food bank, as well as a year-round shelter and resource hub, in addition to continuing our many other programs. All of this is only possible thanks to the support of our 600 partners, 7,000 donors, and 119,649 volunteer hours (the equivalent of 59 full-time employees).

We are grateful for your continued support.
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Ron Brey

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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.