What is family support? Family support = assistance for both children and their caregivers
Primary caregivers such as parents or grandparents are the most important adults in a young child’s life and the biggest contributors to their success, yet no primary caregiver can go it alone. Many resources exist when parents need a helping hand: parent education classes, assistance with health care, child and/or adult counseling, a personal mentor for your child, individual parent coaching, assistance for new parents, preparing your child for Kindergarten and more. Many of the services are FREE or offer a sliding scale payment system.
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Gallatin City-County Health Department
Gallatin City-County Health Department offers an array of services for families raising young children, including an immunization clinic, nutrition services, and maternal and child health services. GCCHD manages the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program, breastfeeding classes and consultation, and home visitation services designed with a trained public health nurse or family support specialist.
Youth Dynamics is a non-profit, licensed mental health center supporting Montana youth and families by providing behavioral and mental health services for youth 0-18 years old. We offer a wide range of community-based services that allow us to design client centered, culturally sensitive treatment programs according to the needs of each youth and family. Youth Dynamics offers wide array of services include many options for services, ranging from mentoring or therapy to intensive level therapeutic youth group homes. Call (406) 585-9402 for additional information or to visit about how Youth Dynamics can help.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters, is a FREE youth mentoring program that is available to any child between ages 5-15 years. BBBSGC carefully matches children with volunteer mentors in one-to-one, staff-guided, long-term mentoring relationships meeting weekly. Benefits include a lower risk of substance abuse, increased self-confidence, and better relationships with peers and family.
Gallatin Mental Health Center (GMHC)
Gallatin Mental Health Center offers comprehensive mental health services for adults and youth. We employ a broad range of highly-trained mental health specialists who utilize a variety of evidence-based practices and approaches. Our team provides diagnosis, evaluation, assessment, ongoing treatment and referral for those impacted by mental illness. We accept all insurances and offer a sliding fee scale based on income.
Thrive has designed five signature programs that strengthen families of our community and help children thrive. We provide families with the resources, tools, and support to raise healthy, successful children. Check out allthrive.org to see our calendar of free family activities, parent education opportunities, and youth development programs. Call us for any parenting questions!