The Bozeman Warming Center Needs Your Help [Listen]
Tracy Menuez of HRDC (Human Resources Development Center) joined Tom Egelhoff on the KMMS Morning Show to talk about the Bozeman Warming Center and the needs they have to help the homeless.
Here is the interview and please see more information about volunteering or helping in the information below.
The Warming Center is funded 100% by the community. To contribute Contact Kristin at (406)-585-4877 of visit Their web site at The Warming Center.
The Warming Center offers seasonal shelter to anyone in need- families with children, single adults, and couples are welcome. Separate sleeping areas are provided. Trained staff and volunteers are on-site at all times during operating hours.
2104 Industrial Drive
Open Nightly from 7pm – 7am
November 1 – March 31
**Check-in time if between 7pm – 11pm
Day Center Hours: Closed for the 2018 season.
Sundays – Wednesdays
9am – 5pm
Housing Case Management
Housing Search Workshop
Job Search Assistance
Mental Heath Services
Shower Service: Thursday and Saturday from 9am – 11am
Volunteer, Donate, Advocate!
Upcoming Events (more information coming soon):
11/19/2018: Pints for A Purpose at Bridger Brewing
12/01 – 12/31/2018: Apple-A-Day Community Food Co-Op Fundraiser
12/01/2018: Christmas Stroll
12/05/2018: Pints For A Purpose at the Taproom
12/06/2018: Soup-er Hero Fundraiser at the Daily Coffee and Eatery
12/09/2018: John Floridis
01/05/2018: Megan Makeever and Friends
Volunteers are vital to the success of the Warming Center that opens annually from November to March. The center is open from 7 PM to 7 AM, and many different evening, late night, and morning shifts are available to provide support to staff in greeting guests, assigning bedding and storage lockers to guests, cleaning the facility, and doing laundry. Because the Warming Center is 100% community funded, volunteer time makes it possible to provide a warm, safe place for our neighbors in need!
Volunteer opportunities are available by clicking HERE.
For more information about these volunteer opportunities, contact:
The Warming Center is funded 100% by the community. To contribute Contact Kristin at (406)-585-4877. Or see their Web Site to contribute.
To learn how you can help advocate for our friends and neighbors experiencing homelessness, contact us.
By the Numbers:
287 individuals accessed a warm, safe place to sleep during the 2017-2018 winter season.
More than 7,500 nights of shelter provided from November 1-March 31st.
Cost to shelter a guest for the season $939.
Costs to shelter a guest for the night $35.
One in five guests is female.
Nearly 40% of our guests are living with a disability.
On most nights there are 45-55 individuals seeking shelter at the WC.
One any given day, we estimate 100-150 neighbors experiencing homelessnees in Gallatin County.
The Warming Center facility was at or over capacity for over 80% of the season.
Due to the graciousness and generosity of Christ the King Lutheran Church, we were able to host 28 women and 5 families for a combined 1108 beds.
Warming Center Partnerships:
Showers are made possible by the following community partners:
United Methodist Church, 7th Day Adventist Church, St. James Episcopal Church, Greater Gallatin United Way, The Help Center, Journey Church, and many dedicated community volunteers.
The Warming Center is made possible by all of you! A special thanks to the dedicated people who work year round to raise funds and donate their time and talents to get the facility up and running each season.
Warming Center History:
The Warming Center began from a partnership between GGHAC (Greater Gallatin Homeless Action Committee) and HRDC and is now operated under HRDC Housing First. The Warming Center’s mission is to prevent any loss of life due to the elements within our community by providing a facility with heat and plumbing available to all populations.