Resource Map & Notepad

The following documents were developed as part of an overall effort to impact homelessness in Billings, Montana. The Mayor's Committee on Homelessness and Billings Metro VISTA Project
AmeriCorps members facilitated development and design of the following resources in partnership with Allegra Printing.
  • The Emergency Resource Map is a portable, user friendly guide that quickly connects individuals and families experiencing homelessness with downtown Billings community resources.The map illustrates direct access points for shelter, food, clothing, health care, legal aid, restroom, shower and laundry facilities.
  • The Resource Notepad is a tool designed for case managers, organizations and individuals to quickly make referrals to community resources providing direct services to anyone within the following major categories: Food Assistance & Household Needs, Housing, Transportation, Healthcare, Shelter, Employment Services, Education Opportunities, Financial Assistance, Children’s Services, and Addiction Treatment Options, and other forms of help.
The overall reach of the project to date includes the creation of 31,500 total maps and 30,750 service guides! 

First Print:

Supported through the City of Billings and RiverStone Health, 4,000 maps and 120 notepads were distributed. Each notepad contains 25 service guides, resulting in the creation of 7,000 total maps and notepads combined.

Second Print:

Sponsored by Montana Rescue Mission and HRDC - District 7, 10,000 maps and 500 notepads / 12,500 service guides were created.

Third Print:

Sponsored by the Center for Children & Families, Rimrock and the City of Billings, 10,000 maps and 500 notepads /12,500 guides were printed.

Current Edition:

Sponsored by the St. Vincent’s Employee SOS Giving Campaign and the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council TRAC program, 7,500 maps and 120 notepads/3,000 service guides were printed.