Our Work and Commitment to Community Action
At HRDC, we envision a world in which individuals don’t have to chose between heating their homes or feeding their families, where jobs pay a living wage and homes are affordable, where children receive early learning to promote healthy development, and all community members are provided equal opportunity, free from economic barriers, to achieve their full human potential.
An estimated 142,000 or 14 percent of Montana’s community members live in poverty. Montana ranks 42nd in the nation for number of low-income working families; 47th for low-income minority working families; 41st for children in low-income working families; and 42nd for jobs in occupations paying below poverty.
Through our mission, we empower people in need through mobilizing and developing community resources by creating opportunities for success in Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, and Yellowstone counties.
HRDC delivers programs and supportive services which encourage self-sufficiency and community collaboration for the betterment of Montana’s most disadvantaged. We do this through our promise of community action. We believe community action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes Montana a better place to live.
Together, with our committed partners, generous funders, dedicated staff and community leaders, we can restore HOPE, by extending RESPECT, encouraging individuals to DREAM of a better future, and ultimately CHANGE the economic landscape of our communities.