COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER
“Hope gave me a ton of new tools going forward and for finding resources to meet my needs. [They were] very helpful when I was in Big Sky but most importantly gave me new set of skills to survive." - Client Testimonial
Hope is WIA and Big Sky’s first Community Health Worker (CHW). Her role is unique as Hope is a trusted community member who serves as a link between health and social services. In this position, she assists individuals in learning about available resources, connects them to the appropriate services, and reduces barriers to care. Hope increases community wellbeing by providing psychosocial support, conducting outreach, advocating, and working toward health goals with clients. She is a free resource to anyone in the community. Please see the image below to see how our CHW has been working with community members to access the services available in our community and beyond.
If you want to connect with Hope, please fill out this referral form.
*Please note this service is not a substitute for mental health counseling and should not be used in place of a counselor. If you are in crisis, please contact 988 or 911.
Ski Patrol and Search & Rescue
In March of 2022, WIA, YCCF, and Timothy Tate LCPC, formed a partnership to provide expanded mental and behavioral health support for Big Sky Resort Ski Patrollers. The partnership was formed in response to the loss of Shawn Orloff, a Big Sky Ski Patroller who took his own life in November of 2021.The program was created to provide extended care and counseling beyond the immediate services provided to the Big Sky Ski Patrol Team.
With additional funding from Greater Gallatin United Way, WIA and Tate expanded the program to provide affordable access to Big Sky Resort Ski Patrol, Yellowstone Club Ski Patrol, and Big Sky Search & Rescue.
Individual sessions operate on a "pay what you can" scale from $5 - $30 per session.
If you are a ski patroller or search & rescue responder and you wish to work with Timothy Tate call him at (406) 586-8158.
Wellness In Action
47855 Gallatin Rd
Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730
P.O. Box 161143
Big Sky, MT 59716