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.

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.

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.

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.

Compassionate Friends
Supporting those who have experienced the death of a child.

  • Contact: Kathy (406) 539-3491

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Support

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 Victims 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.

Downs Syndrome Support

Downs Syndrome Support Group

  • Kelly: (406) 587-9040
    Kristin: (406) 587-3493

Eating Disorder Support

Support Groups:

  • 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

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

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 & Aids Support

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Case Management program

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.

BridgerCare

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

  • 1288 N. 14th Ave Suite 201 Bozeman MT 59715
  • (406) 587-0681
  • Email: bridgercare@bridgercare.org
  • BridgerCare

Dr. Mark Winton
Infectious Disease Specialist at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital

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.

HIV/AIDS Hotlines & Numbers:

CDC National AIDS Hotline:

Additional Resources:

Mental Health

EXPLORE MORE:
Immediate Crisis:

Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Toll-Free, 24 hours, 7 days a week

Crisis Text Line: Text ‘mt’ to the number 741-741
Free, 24 hours, 7 days a week

QUESTIONS?

Please contact us at:
(406) 582-3100 or HS@gallatin.mt.gov