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Stay-at-Home Sweet Tooth Ball 2021: A huge success thanks to YOU!

In our wildest dreams, we never could have imagined how you and our whole community would step UP to make sure that sexual healthcare and education were accessible to all during these stressful times! Approximately 275 of you participated this year and raised over $55,000 for Bridgercare's patients in need! WOW WOW WOW! [...]

2021-02-26T14:36:22-07:00February 26th, 2021|Fundraising|

Miscarriage: The Unspoken Experience

I remember the first pregnancy test I ever took. I read the instructions four times (like it’s difficult to pee on a stick) and made myself count to 100 before looking at the results. And there it was - that beautiful plus sign that said I was pregnant. My husband and I had been trying [...]

2021-02-19T15:00:15-07:00February 19th, 2021|Education and Parent Resources|

Every Body Is Enough

As a young girl, I remember standing in the grocery store line looking at magazine covers with bodies plastered on the front, hoping I could look like that one day and as I got older, that comparison became more prevalent through the media I digested. There’s no doubt our culture is body centric, and while [...]

2021-01-08T11:48:19-07:00January 8th, 2021|Education and Parent Resources|

How Risky Is Getting Frisky?

It’s been eight months since the COVID-19 pandemic began and there’s still not a clear rule book on what to do, especially when it comes to sexual and romantic partnerships. Just like with the millions of other things in our lives we’ve had to change this past year, the pandemic has made us look at [...]

2020-12-17T12:47:24-07:00December 17th, 2020|Education and Parent Resources|

We need your help to provide no-cost mental health care!

Dear Bridgercare advocate,   Long before the pandemic, mental health was falling behind in Montana. For years, our state has consistently ranked at the bottom for mental health resources with the fourth highest suicide rates in the country. Now, we are reckoning with a global pandemic. The spread of COVID19 has caused so much loss. [...]

2020-12-07T17:15:18-07:00December 3rd, 2020|Clinic Services, Fundraising, Patient Stories|

What the Affordable Care Act Means to Montana (and Bridgercare!)

What the heck is going on? The U.S. Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments on whether the ACA is constitutional. There are three ways they could rule on this… 1. That it is fully constitutional and is allowed to remain a law 2. it is completely unconstitutional and will go away completely 3. that certain [...]

2020-11-11T16:50:02-07:00November 11th, 2020|Clinic Services, Political|

We Are Grateful for YOU!

In 2020, you helped Bridgercare… Provide 8,201 visits.  4,921 patient visits received a discount on the sliding fee scale, which provided $310,073 worth of medical services at no cost to the patient Insert 539 IUDs and Nexplanons (which are >99% effective birth control methods) Pivot to offering care via telehealth throughout the stay at home [...]

What’s the Point of a Pap?

You’ve probably have heard of Pap smears, and that it’s important to get them on the reg. But lots of us don’t know why this test is so necessary! Although it seems a little mysterious and definitely a bit daunting, Pap smears should be on the radar for anyone who has a cervix. Knowing the [...]

2020-10-09T13:02:42-06:00October 9th, 2020|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

All Things Bridgercare survey: The results are in!

A few weeks ago, we asked you for your feedback, thoughts and ideas in the All Things Bridgercare survey. Thank you to all 86 of you who took the time to fill it out! We know survey fatigue is real, so thank you for pushing through the exhaustion for Bridgercare. AND even if you didn't have the [...]

2020-09-23T14:17:36-06:00September 23rd, 2020|Clinic Services, Our Staff, Patient Stories|

A Letter from Lily – Peer Ed needs your help!

Full transparency - this is a straight up fundraising blog post for our Peer Education/Sexual Health Education program, BUT BEFORE YOU LEAVE THIS PAGE, please know it was written by one of our Peer Educators Lily. Lily is truly an incredible young person and we really hope you will take a minute to listen to [...]

Get registered to vote from home with Forward Montana Foundation!

Have you met one our best friends, the Forward Montana Foundation?? We HAVE to introduce you! This amazing organization is all kinds of awesome: they educate, engage, and organize young Montanans to shape their democracy to improve their lives and the lives of fellow Montanans. Yes, PLEASE! Anyhow, one of the most important elections of [...]

2020-08-26T12:10:00-06:00August 26th, 2020|Political|

Kids Want Pizza Rolls, Not Gender Roles

Welcome to Part 2 of Gender Identity 101: Kids Want Pizza Rolls, Not Gender Roles! Every time I take my three year old to pretty much any store, we have to have the same conversation about how silly it is that there are separate aisles for “boy toys” and “girl toys.” Our world pressures kids [...]

2020-08-10T16:06:46-06:00August 10th, 2020|Education and Parent Resources|

Everything to Know About Teen Clinic

**Please note** Teens are encouraged to schedule an appointment ANYTIME, not just during Teen Clinic! While Teen Clinic is completely free, fees are based on income so there is a very good chance you will still pay little to nothing at all at an appointment outside of Teen Clinic. Every visit is completely confidential. Can’t make Teen Clinic? Schedule your appointment here!   Calling [...]

2020-07-30T12:27:26-06:00July 30th, 2020|Clinic Services|

Gender Identity 101: Knowing the Difference

I’ve always cared about righting what I see as injustices. But once my daughter, Lucy, was born, it became deeply personal. In the 3 ½ years since she was born, every time I hear of a child being harmed, neglected, bullied or mistreated, I think, “What if that was Lucy? She deserves better.” All children [...]

2020-07-21T13:38:38-06:00July 17th, 2020|Education and Parent Resources|

HAVEN + Bridgercare: Best Friends Forever!

Who is HAVEN: Bridgercare is beyond proud to sing the praise of our closest community partner – HAVEN! HAVEN first began serving our community in 1979. This amazing organization is committed to reducing the incidence and minimizing the impact of domestic abuse on families and communities. Their services include survivor advocacy, legal advocacy, individual counseling, [...]

2020-06-26T14:39:42-06:00June 26th, 2020|Fundraising|
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