Hello Bigs, Littles, families, Board Members, curious folks,
While this year has been a bit of a rollercoaster, we at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Big Sky Country have been working hard to keep our participants, staff and community safe and thriving.
Sheesh…. 2020. We know a LOT has been going on in everyone’s world and want to encourage everyone to practice self-care.
Due to the growing covid numbers in Montana--including Gallatin and Park Counties-- Governor Bullock just recently issued a state-wide mask directive. Given this, we have some updates on BBBS measures to help keep participants, staff, and our wider community safe.
All staff must now wear masks when at any match activities (including outdoor) or any indoor space where others are present (including indoor meetings with other staff).
For program participants:
Masks will now be required to be worn by all staff and program participants--at all group match activities (indoor or outdoor) and indoor individual match get-togethers. If you need a mask, we will provide a mask.
Please also continue following other safety measures including:
If you, or someone in your household is feeling sick, please do not attend match activities or meet with your Little/Big in person. If you need more virtual meeting ideas, we are happy to provide some ideas!
Practice physical distancing (min 6 feet), including not driving in car together.
Wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently. If you need hand sanitizer, we have some.
Please reach out if you have ANY questions.
Below are some resources and updates for our community and site based matches.
Currently BBBS staff is working remotely, however they are more than happy to be available digitally.
We are still accepting applications for Bigs and Littles! We will conduct match interviews and other enrollment steps via video conference.
We understand that this is a challenging time, please feel free to reach out to us for any reason.
Aspen- Abuse Support and Prevention (Meagher, Park, and Sweet Grass Counties): 24 hour support line 406-222-8154
Montana's statewide hotline to report possible child abuse or neglect: (open 24/7) 1-866-820-KIDS (1-866-820-5437)
Gallatin Valley Food Bank- Food pickup available 1-4 pm Monday-Friday
Ennis Food Bank - 406-682-7844
HRDC has a rental assistance program
MTREP has a Crisis Fund if you are a Person of Color, LGBTQIA+, person with disabilities, and/or person who is undocumented
Filing for unemployment in Montana here or 406-444-2840
Livingston Recreation Department Facebook page - includes activities kids can do with simple household items or with their families.
mybluprint.com - FREE online quilting, drawing, knitting, cooking classes and more
Smithsonian 68 Aerial America episodes
TIME for Kids - Free Digital Library
Code.Org Computer Science Activities
CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Big Sky Country
firstname.lastname@example.org / 406.813.0291