Support Groups

No matter the issue, no one should have to suffer through it alone. There are a number of support groups in Gallatin County, including:

 

Brain Injury & Head Injury Support

Mary DeBernardis – (406) 763-4268

Kathy Fisher – (406) 586-8030

Rocky Mountain Head Trauma Consortium – (406) 586-7290

Liberty Place Residential Facility, Whitehall, MT – (406) 287-9887

 

Cancer Support

Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital Cancer Center

Providing comprehensive cancer care services using the latest cancer technologies and treatment options. Fully accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

931 Highland Boulevard, Suite 3130 in Bozeman

(406) 585-5070

 

Cancer Support Community Montana

Offering educational sessions, support groups, and activities to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

102 South 11th Ave. in Bozeman

(406) 582-1600

Email: info@cancersupportmontana.org

 

For One Another Family Camp

A fun summer camp held each year for families who have a member diagnosed with cancer, run through the Cancer Support Community.

102 South 11th Ave. in Bozeman

(406) 582-1600

Email: info@cancersupportmontana.org

 

Eagle Mount’s Big Sky Kids

Three different summer camps and one family ski weekend designed for young people with cancer and their families all tailored to campers’ ages and medical requirements. The Big Sky Kids experience features Montana outdoor adventures like white-water rafting, horseback riding, fly-fishing, ziplining, and touring the wonders of Yellowstone National Park. The camps create a sense of normalcy where campers and families can share their stories in a natural and pressure-free environment.

6901 Goldenstein Lane in Bozeman

(406) 586-1781

Email: bigskykids@eaglemount.org

 

Compassionate Friends

Supporting those who have experienced the death of a child.

Contact: Kathy (406) 539-3491

 

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

MSU Voice Center
Victim Options in the Campus Environment

The VOICE Center emphasizes empowerment of the survivor and peer-based services provided by trained Advocates. VOICE Center Advocates can talk to you, either on the phone or in person, about your relationship and concerns you may have; reporting options; temporary orders of protection; support groups; counseling, and medical resources available to you. They can also accompany or assist survivors in accessing medical, legal, or other services. Services are free & confidential. You may choose to be anonymous if you wish.

Title IX 
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by the Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act (Title IX). Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Any student, faculty or staff member with questions or concerns about sex discrimination or sexual harassment or who believes that he or she has been the victim of sex discrimination or sexual harassment may contact the MSU Title IX coordinator for assistance.

Haven
A safe place when you need it most

HAVEN is committed to reducing the incidence, and minimizing the impact, of domestic abuse on families and communities. Haven provides emergency shelter, crisis intervention, on-going support, referrals, and education.

Gallatin County Victim Services Center
The Victim Services Center combines three programs to provide comprehensive services to victims in Gallatin County. Located in the Law and Justice Center, the center is a warm, caring environment where victims can be safe and receive the assistance needed. The center opened in October 2000 and is a joint effort of Gallatin County, the City of Bozeman, the private non-profit Network Against Sexual and Domestic Violence and the private, non-profit Gallatin County Guardian Ad Litem/CASA Program.

MOSAIC Threat Assessment Systems
MOSAIC is an error avoidance method, a computer-assisted method for conducting comprehensive assessments – in the same way that diagnosis is a method used by a doctor. An effective medical diagnosis results when a doctor knows which questions to ask, knows which tests will produce the most accurate answers, and then knows how to draw relevant conclusions from all the answers combined together.

Similarly, assessing whether a situation has the combination of factors that are associated with escalated risk and danger requires that you know what questions to ask, and then know how to consider all your answers in a way that enhances insight. The MOSAIC method works by breaking a situation down factor-by-factor, like pieces of a puzzle, and then seeing what picture emerges when you put them together.

MOSAIC helps the assessor weigh the present situation in light of expert opinion and research, and instantly compare the present situation to past cases where the outcomes are known. MOSAIC offers free domestic violence assessments.

 

Down Syndrome Support Group

Contact: Kelly (406) 587-9040, Kristin, (406) 587-3493

 

Eating Disorder Support

For local support groups contact: Gail at (406) 587-2415 or Anne at (406) 539-1721

For professional resources contact Mary Eiger, R.D., MSU Student Health Center,

(406) 994-4380

 

Fragile X Support Group

Support for individuals and families who are affected with Fragile X Syndrome. Also a resource for information regarding Fragile X.

Contact: Mary DeBernardis (406) 763-4268 or (406) 539-7751

 

HELP CENTER

24-hour crisis hotline, crisis counseling, sexual assault counseling center,

rape and suicide outreach, walk-in help from 8am to 8pm daily, telecare program to homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities.

421 East Peach Street, Bozeman

(406) 586-3333

 

HIV Support & Resources

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Case Management program is for those who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for coping with the HIV disease. Through federal grants, this client centered program serves more than 500,000 low income and underinsured or uninsured people with HIV and AIDS nationally. Through the Gallatin City-County Health Department, each client will be assigned a case manager who will refer infected individuals to appropriate medical services and community support resources, in order to ensure timely, coordinated access to medically appropriate levels of health care and support.

For more information about the HIV/AIDS Case Management program in Gallatin County, call (406) 582-3100.

AIDS Outreach

• Testing: Offering free and anonymous 20-minute rapid HIV testing, either by appointment or during office hours on Wednesdays between 2-8 pm.

• Support: A monthly support group for HIV+ people facilitated by a licensed therapist and certified HIV educator.

• Free condoms, supplies, and information are always available outside the office door.

202 S. Black, Suite 602 in Bozeman, MT

(406) 451-5718

Email:info@AIDSOutreachMT.org

 

BridgerCare

Offering rapid HIV testing by appointment along with HIV/AIDS education and resources.

300 North Willson, Suite 2001 (2nd Floor) in Bozeman, MT

(406) 587-0681

Email: bridgercare@bridgercare.org

 

Dr. Mark Winton

Infectious Disease Specialist at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital

905 Highland Blvd., Suite 4500 in Bozeman

(406) 522-2400

 

Yellowstone AIDS Project

A Billings, Montana-based organization that provides:

• Testing: 20-minute rapid HIV testing, Monday – Friday between 9 am and 4:30 pm as a scheduled appointment or walk-in basis.

• Support: Regularly scheduled support groups for HIV+ people and their families.

• Scholarships: Jordan’s Journey is a scholarship that people living with HIV/AIDS can apply for to help offset costs associated with pursuing academic, personal, and/or professional goals.

• Housing opportunities & Emergency Assistance: In the western Montana region.

2906 1st Avenue N., Suite 200 in Billings

(406) 245-2029

 

HIV/AIDS Hotlines and Numbers

Yellowstone AIDS Project

(406) 245-2029

 

CDC National AIDS Hotline

1-800-232-4636

1-888-232-6348 TTY