Covid-19 Community and Program Resources

Note from our CEO

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.

 

Hey Team,

 

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.

Take care of each other.

 

In love and gratitude,

Lander


 

Office Updates

Currently BBBS staff is working remotely, however they are more than happy to be available digitally. 

Program Updates

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. 

Wellbeing Resources

Healthy Gallatin: Mental Wellness Resources

Mental Health Crisis/Emergency

How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Social Distancing

How do I know if someone is experiencing anxiety or depression?

How to help someone experiencing anxiety or depression during the Covid-19 crisis

How to support a loved one going through a tough time during Covid-19

HAVEN's 24 hour Crisis Hotline for domestic violence (Gallatin County): 406-586-4111

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)
 

Community Resources - Food

Gallatin Valley Food Bank- Food pickup available 1-4 pm Monday-Friday

Bozeman Resaurant Delivery Options

Livingston Food Resource Center

Big Sky Food Bank

Gallatin Valley School Meals

Ennis Food Bank - 406-682-7844

 

Community Resources - Financial

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

Montana SBA office

SBA disaster assistance

 

Local Info re Coronavirus

Healthy Gallatin Coronavirus Updates

Park County Community Foundation Covid19 Resources

 

Educational Activities

NPR tips for homeschooling during coronavirus

Free online Ivy League courses: Coursera and Class Central

 

General Activities

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

Disney Imagineering Activities

Google Earth Tours

Code.Org Computer Science Activities

Collection of Mentoring Activites from BBBS

 

Mentoring Resources

Building Developmental Relationships During Covid19

Mentoring When the World is On Fire

Contacts

Lander Bachert

CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Big Sky Country

lander@bbbs-bigskycountry.org / 406.813.0291

General Inquiry

hello@bbbs-bigskycountry.org

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