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Free Condoms? Where to Find Them in South-Central Montana

Throughout the United States, rates of sexually transmitted infection continue to rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that from 2013 to 2017, syphilis rates nearly doubled, chlamydia remained at record highs, and gonorrhea cases increased by 67%. The CDC estimates that 1.1 million people in the US have HIV, but 1 [...]

2019-03-26T11:27:05-06:00March 26th, 2019|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

Everything You Need To Know About The Birth Control Pill

So you’re in your appointment at Bridgercare, and you’ve decided that you want to use the birth control pill. They’re affordable, safe and effective (as long you take them every day at the same time). However, birth control pills aren’t all the same, so how do you and your provider decide which pill is the [...]

2019-03-13T10:58:05-06:00March 13th, 2019|Clinic Services, Education and Parent Resources|

Sweet Tooth Ball 2019: Taking Names and Breaking Records for Birth Control 💪🍰🌈

Sweet Tooth Ball 2019 was the biggest ever! And we are celebrating! Thanks to all of you, Bridgercare's Sweet Tooth Ball has been growing significant the past 4 years, and yet again, this year's ball was one for the books! Between the beloved live band, 180 silent auction items and mystery bags, and a packed dance [...]

2019-02-27T18:06:00-06:00February 27th, 2019|Fundraising, New Clinic, Patient Stories|

101 Ways to Make Love Without Doing It, in the Gallatin Valley: 2019 Edition

No one can deny that the Gallatin Valley has changed (a lot) in the last few decades. Population has grown by about 20,000 since 1995, and Bozeman is now ranked the fastest-growing area of its size in the nation. Montana State University has drawn attention nationally and globally- in 2018, 46% of students were out [...]

2019-02-14T14:32:02-06:00February 14th, 2019|Education and Parent Resources, Humor|

Sweet Tooth Ball 2019 is 2 Weeks Away!

Join us for the 32nd Annual Sweet Tooth Ball at The Commons - a fundraiser to support Bridgercare's new clinic! All the funds raised will be matched by an anonymous donor. Bridgercare's Sweet Tooth Ball fundraiser is Saturday, February 9th at the Commons in Bozeman.  Doors open at 7pm and it will be an inspiring and fun evening filled [...]

2019-01-24T17:58:00-06:00January 24th, 2019|Fundraising|

Ways you can give more AND save more on your taxes!

Given the new tax law, many Bridgercare donors have asked how they can stretch their dollars to make the biggest impact. First off, we commend you for your selfless and fiscally savvy attitude! Secondly, here are four ways to give to Bridgercare that may save you money on your taxes: Give appreciated securities. When you [...]

2018-12-26T15:53:57-06:00December 26th, 2018|Fundraising|

Yasmine’s Story

My name is Yasmine Jarecke and I am a junior in the Nursing Program at Montana State University's Honors College. I grew up in Joliet, Montana, a little town of just over 600 people. My mother immigrated from Syria in 1967 and my dad is a photojournalist from Nebraska. While visiting family in Syria, I have [...]

2018-12-12T18:37:08-06:00December 12th, 2018|Clinic Services, Fundraising, Patient Stories|

Bridgercare is thankful for…

YOU! We are so thankful for you. These last 2 years have been incredibly challenging and you have always had our back. You have lifted us up when we needed you most. We are deeply grateful to each of you in our local community and across our nation who have taken a stand to support affordable, accessible, [...]

2018-11-21T19:15:46-06:00November 21st, 2018|New Clinic, Our Staff|

Movember = Men’s Health Awareness Month

Did you know that the average man in the US dies 5 years earlier than the average women?! Men's average life expectancy is only 76 years, whereas the average woman in the US lives to be over 81 years old. We want to help men live longer, happier, healthier lives and that is why we [...]

2018-12-10T13:23:01-06:00November 8th, 2018|Clinic Services, Patient Stories|

2018 Gratitude Report

This past year has been full of tough challenges and memorable successes! We invite you to see what you all helped us accomplish in the last year... our 2018 Gratitude Report includes program info and stories from patients, donors, staff, and community members. AND there is a sneak peak about what Bridgercare is working on [...]

Native American Women Deserve Better

Access to sexual and reproductive healthcare is a basic human right. However, Native American women in Montana face numerous significant barriers to care. Indian Health Services (IHS) is chronically underfunded and understaffed. In Montana, an IHS clinic could be up to an hour and a half drive, and only 30% of local residents have personal [...]

What Parents Need to Know About Sex Ed in MT!

Overall, Americans agree that sex ed should be taught in schools. It doesn’t matter whether the group polling is a more conservative or a more liberal group – they all come to the same conclusion – teach it: 2009 Fox News Poll: 90% - high schoolers should get info. about pregnancy and contraception, 75% - [...]

2018-09-21T16:29:15-06:00September 18th, 2018|Fundraising|

Patient Stories: Janine, the AmeriCorps VISTA

Janine was a HAVEN AmeriCorps VISTA from 2015 - 2017 and used Bridgercare for her healthcare needs during her time in Bozeman. This is her story. --- I moved to Bozeman in January 2015 from Long Island, New York to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA at HAVEN. HAVEN is Gallatin County’s domestic violence organization, a [...]

2018-12-10T13:19:40-06:00August 31st, 2018|Clinic Services, Patient Stories|