Missoula’s local homeless shelter, The Poverello Center, recently completed a move across town to a bigger, newer, and better facility. At the same time that they changed physical locations, they also wanted to update and renovate their website, which was dated, cluttered, and difficult to navigate. The non-profit organization called in Design Missoula to help with the site’s development, content, and visual design.
Creating A Useful, Helpful Website
The Pov Center wanted its new website to be much easier to use, whether the visitor was someone who wanted to donate resources, someone who wanted to volunteer, or someone who needed to use the center’s many services.
In addition to catering to the immediate needs of their users, they also wanted to simplify their site. They no longer wanted to try and be a resource for all topics related to homelessness and hunger, and they no longer wanted to waste space explaining every last detail of their services and mission. Instead, they wanted clear, simple text, and straightforward content that didn’t waste words. They wanted their visitors to be able to enter the site and find the information they were looking for quickly and easily.
A Simple Solution: Clear, Clean Design & Content
Design Missoula approached this project with the goal of creating an extremely simple, clean design paired with simple, clean content. The new website has more open spaces, fewer dense blocks of text, and much less distracting filler. It’s also responsive so that it looks great on desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones.
The new Poverello Center website now:
“They took the time to get to know us and find out what was really important to our team – telling the stories of the men and women we serve,” said the Pov Center team.
About The Poverello Center
Founded in 1974, the Poverello Center is a non-profit organization that provides shelter, food, clothing, and other services to Montana’s hungry and underserved. Their mission is to provide basic needs to everyone in Missoula and the surrounding area, in hopes of eliminating poverty and hunger in our community.
Need Assistance With Your Website or Online Presence?
At Design Missoula, we are dedicated to helping our clients create intuitive, easy-to-use, and great looking websites, from content development to graphic design. We offer services to businesses of all sizes and regularly give back to the community by assisting local non-profit organizations with their design, marketing, and website needs.
To learn more about our services, or to speak with our team, please call (406) 370-6353.