Thank you to our
generous community for making a difference!
Every contribution counts and goes right where it belongs at RMDC! Your giving makes a concrete difference in the lives of families and individuals in our community – in YOUR community. An investment in RMDC helps provide the assistance our community needs right here in south-central Montana.
HISTORY OF RMDC
Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc. is a nonprofit Community Action Agency (CAA). In Montana, we are one of ten such organizations called Human Resource Development Councils (HRDCs).
Like our 1,000 counterparts around the nation, we exist to improve the lives of community members and promote self-sufficiency for individuals and families. We work primarily, but not solely, in Broadwater, Jefferson, and Lewis & Clark Counties.
THE WAR ON POVERTY
In 1963, shortly before he was assassinated, President John F. Kennedy had asked his economic advisors to prepare proposals to address the problem of poverty in America. President Lyndon B. Johnson continued this initiative. In his first State of the Union address, Johnson called for an unconditional war to defeat poverty and ultimately prepared the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, which became law that same year.
The Act authorized a variety of programs including Head Start, the Job Corps, VISTA, and Community Action Agency programs. Congress slowly appropriated funding to match the Act’s initiatives. Beginning in 1981, many CAA agency programs were funded through federal Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) dollars, which are awarded and monitored by state agencies.
The Community Action Agency component of this legislation was modeled on two successful urban renewal projects both of which emphasized active participation by low-income citizens.
Community Action Agencies are committed to:
Prioritize prevention of poverty;
Address the causes of poverty;
Involve the community;
Improve the community; and
Community Action Agency response to clients is
designed to be:
Directed to long-term client development.
LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE (LIEAP)
OUTREACH & EDUCATION
HOME BUYER EDUCATION & COUNSELING
SPIRIT OF SERVICE
RETIRED SENIOR & VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS
HEAD START PROGRAM
ROCKY MOUNTAIN PRESCHOOL CENTER
HISTORY OF RMDC
RMDC has been serving Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Broadwater Counties since 1963.
Our dedicated & talented staff impact lives in our community
every day. Meet them here!
MISSION OF RMDC
RMDC strives to improve quality of life and promotes
self-sufficiency for all humans.
CAREERS AT RMDC
Give back to the community and become a member of our team by working for RMDC.
We enjoy sharing the successes of our clients who have obtained their goals or make dreams a reality.
THE ROCKY REEL
Watch our weekly LIVE videos from Facebook about all the happenings going on at RMDC.
A public report of RMDC's financial and programmatic successes each year.
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FAQS ABOUT RMDC
This is your one-stop-shop to learn about RMDC frequently asked questions.
If an RMDC program doesn't match your need, here is a list of organizations that could!
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200 SOUTH CRUSE AVENUE HELENA, MONTANA 59601
JACKSON STREET CENTER
648 Jackson Street
Helena, Montana 59601
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