How We Help
We believe we can build a better community
The Human Resource Development Council of District IX, Inc. (HRDC) was established in 1975 to serve Gallatin, Park, and Meagher counties in southwestern Montana. We are a private, not-for-profit Community Action Agency, dedicated to strengthening community and advancing the quality of people’s lives. We work to achieve this by developing resources, talent, and capital to help people of all ages and situations confront and overcome obstacles so that they can improve their lives. We focus on seven strategic challenges and operate multiple programs to address these pressing human needs. We serve our community in these seven areas: Food and Nutrition, Housing and Homelessness, Child and Youth Development, Senior Empowerment, Community Transportation, Home Heating, Efficiency, and Safety, and Community and Economic Development. Through our programs, we foster sustainable results through practical, comprehensive approaches to social and economic challenges.
The HRDC operates thirty-four programs and services. All of our programs are designed to meet the needs of our customers, improve the quality of their life, and assist them on their path to self sufficiency.
As a Community Action agency we must always be sure that our services reflect the current needs of our customers. The agency conducts a Community Needs Assessment every five years as a way of identifying the priority needs of our customers.