Social Services & Wellness
It’s hard to ask for help sometimes.
Especially when we’re not really sure where to look.
Big Sky is currently in the process of developing some robust mental and behavioral health services that range from volunteer conversation groups to referrals for in-patient treatment. While we at the Big Sky Community Food Bank are NOT behavioral or mental health practitioners, we do have several partners that we are happy to refer to anyone interested in looking into these services.
Big Sky Resources
Big Sky is currently in the process of developing some robust mental and behavioral health services that range from volunteer conversation groups to referrals for in-patient treatment.
WIA enriches the lives of people in Big Sky by providing sliding-scale counseling, classes on substance abuse and other behavioral health issues, and well-being opportunities such as camp scholarships.
Big Sky Medical Center is an eight-bed critical access hospital providing 24/7/365 emergency and primary care to the Big Sky and West Yellowstone communities. The medical center includes: emergency department with a heli-stop for air ambulance service, inpatient care, primary care, behavioral health, imaging and ultrasound, laboratory services, inpatient and retail pharmacy.
Peer Support Specialist
Big Sky’s Peer Support Specialist is certified through Rimrock and can walk Big Sky clients through a variety of addiction recovery programs. Rimrock is the largest drug and alcohol addiction treatment center in the region, serving adults with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Rimrock views addiction as a whole person illness affecting an individual’s emotional, physical, spiritual and social well-being. Our drug and alcohol addiction treatment program is designed to help people in need find a balance in their life.
Alcohol and Drug Services of Gallatin County Provides prevention, education, addiction and mental health treatment services to help on your road to a healthy lifestyle.
AA is a fellowship of a diverse group of people, who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Closed Meetings: for AA members only, or for those who have a desire to stop drinking
Open Meetings: for anyone interested in AA program; non-alcoholics may attend meetings as observers
Big Sky Navigator Network
Big Sky is developing a volunteer based Navigator Network with over 30 Wellness Ambassadors who are trained to assist individuals in accessing healthcare services, community wellness programs, or social support services, pointing them in the right direction and providing them with enough information to ensure successful access. Food Bank staff are members of the Navigator Network.
- Refer to Navigator and Addiction Peer Support Specialist as needed
- Encourage others to participate in health and wellness initiatives
- Normalize talking about mental health