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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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00November 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+00:00November 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 31st, 2018|Clinic Services, Patient Stories|

LGBTQ+ Local Resources

The following resources were recommended by members of the LGBTQ+ Community, but further feedback on their services would be appreciated. To provide feedback or add a resource to this list, please call or email Cami Armijo-Grover, Community Outreach Specialist at Bridgercare, at (406) 587-0681 ext. 113 or carmijo@bridgercare.org. (Copy and Paste Version below) [...]

2018-09-20T15:43:42+00:00August 8th, 2018|Education and Parent Resources|

Bridgercare Protests Proposed Gag Rule

On June 26th, Bridgercare ED Stephanie McDowell joined Planned Parenthood and other reproductive rights advocates in Billings to protest the proposed Gag Rule. The proposed Gag Rule would make it it illegal for doctors, nurses, hospitals, community health centers, and any other provider in the Title X program to tell patients how they can safely and legally [...]

2018-12-10T13:18:13+00:00July 12th, 2018|Political|

Who Run The World?

Girls! In a time where each daily news story unveils yet another attack on reproductive health and social justice issues, today we wanted to write a different kind of story – one of hope and a brighter future. Enjoy. What does it mean to be a Peer Educator? Since there is no standardized sexual health [...]

2018-06-28T13:50:18+00:00June 28th, 2018|Education and Parent Resources, Political|