HRDC District 7 Human Resource Development Council
Street Address: 7 North 31st Street PO Box 2016 Billings, Montana 59103
Phone Number: (406)247-4732 or 1800-433-1411
Email Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax Number: (406)248-2943
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM
Eligibility: Varies with program. Must be economically disadvantaged according to Federal/State guidelines.
Alternative Education: Program provides assistance to low income individuals, 16 to 80+ years of age, who are in pursuit of a GED or who have been unsuccessful in achieving their GED. A computer lab with GED software and on-site tutor in Billings are available to those who need assistance obtaining their GED. Assistance is also available to help with the cost of the GED test and or supplies to help achieve success in academics. View the program application here: http://hrdc7.webfactional.com/media/cms_page_media/30/Alternative%20Education%20application%20052013_1.pdf
LIEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program): Program to assist the low-income household afford their primary heating source during the heating season October through April. Both homeowners and renters may apply for LIEAP and Energy Share. The amount of assistance provided is based on income eligibility, housing type, heat type, number of bedrooms, and the number of people residing in the household. Households living on fixed incomes such as Social Security Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income, General Assistance, Veterans Assistance, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families may apply as well as the low-income working household.
Weatherization: HRDC’s Weatherization program provides energy conservation services to low-income families, to improve energy efficiency and ensure the health and safety of the household. Both homeowners and renters are eligible. If you are a renter, your landlord will need to sign an access agreement before work can begin.
WoRC (Work Readiness Component): The WoRC program is designed to support individuals who are receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in their pursuit of self-sufficiency. WoRC offers opportunities for job readiness training, makes available supportive services to address participant identified barriers, and provides one-on-one case management guidance. Enrollment begins at the Office of Public Assistance. Once eligible for TANF, you will automatically be referred to HRDC’s WoRC program. You will be required to complete 27-33 hours of employment and training activities each week and will need to attend WoRC case management meetings as scheduled. You will also need to submit activity sheets with required verification of activities completed each week.
Harmony House Transitional Living Program: Provides transitional living opportunities to young homeless mothers between ages 18-21, expecting or parenting their first child. Mothers and their children are provided up to 18 months of on-site transitional living and up to 6 months of aftercare. Residents of Harmony House take part in life-skills training, parenting classes, peer support groups, budgeting and financial literacy as well as recreational activities. Residents are required to complete 30 hours of productive time each week including GED, high school or college classes and/or work training programs. Participants receive intensive case management and transitional living services. View the application here: http://hrdc7.webfactional.com/media/cms_page_media/69/HH%20Application%20042213.pdf
Ask Directory: A five county directory of agency resources to assist in moving people out of poverty. It is similar to this directory and includes information from Yellowstone, Stillwater, Big Horn and Sweetgrass Counties.
Costs of Service: no fees