Hello Bigs, Littles, families, Board Members, curious folks,
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.
As COVID numbers continue growing in Montana--including Gallatin and Park Counties-- we have some updates on BBBS measures to help keep participants, staff, and our wider community safe.
Don’t meet if one of you or someone in your household doesn’t feel well. Each person in the match needs to assess his/her own health before each meeting and discuss with each other if the meeting should be in-person or virtual;
Conduct outdoor meetings when possible, where there are not people in close proximity. View our list for ideas (see below).
Bigs and Littles should maintain a distance between each other and others of six (6) feet or more.
Wash hands or use a sanitizer frequently and keep hands away from face.
Wear a face mask during the meeting.
In cars, Bigs and Littles shall each wear a face mask and Littles shall sit in the rear passenger side seat. If it seems best to avoid transporting the Little, the Big should consider meetings in the child’s neighborhood or nearby park.
Please reach out if you have ANY questions.
Below are some resources and updates for our community and site based matches.
BBBS staff is working remotely, however they are still available to connect digitally. We understand that this is a challenging time, please feel free to reach out to us for any reason.
We are still accepting applications for Bigs and Littles! We will conduct match interviews and other enrollment steps via video conference.
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