Covid-19 Community and Program Resources

Note from our CEO

Hello beautiful BBBS Community,

I know that the world right now feels a little overwhelming, we understand that feeling. We are doing everything we can to keep our Staff, Bigs, Littles and Families safe and taken care of during this uncertain time. While our office has gone remote, we are available when you need us. Please feel comfortable reaching out to our staff via email and we will do everything in our power to keep you all connected. 

 

With the Govenor's March 26th Shelter in Place directive, we are now--more than ever-- helping people connect safely. While we are all apart, we are not alone. With that, please take time to take care of yourselves, your families and your community members. We are here to help you however we can. 
 

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

Given Govenor Bullock's Shelter in Place directive, matches should be connecting virtually (see below for ideas/resources).

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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