Help Center Inc

Bozeman, MT   |  https://www.bozemanhelpcenter.org/

Mission

To provide structure and support for the emotional health of people of all ages and demographics. The intent is to assist clients in gaining insight, clarity, empowerment, client centered solutions and life improvement in the wake of life’s difficulties and in the aftermath of traumatic events.

Ruling year info

1973

CEO

Christina Powell

Main address

421 E Peach St

Bozeman, MT 59715 USA

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EIN

81-0309373

NTEE code info

Thrift Shops (P29)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Help Center 211

The Help Center strives to assist all those who are in crisis, mentally ill, elderly, or otherwise vulnerable by offering free confidential and non-judgmental 24/7 crisis/suicide counseling and intervention, daily phone checks, and comprehensive referral information. Help Center 211 (HC 211) is the 211 call center for 13 area counties, providing information on health and human services through the extensive Montana211.org database system. Also serves as the Southwest Montana Crisis Center than answers the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for 13 counties in Southwest Montana.

Population(s) Served

Provides information, outreach, direct services, advocacy, crisis counseling, therapy, hospital accompaniment and advocacy, and legal advocacy to survivors of sexual assault in a safe, confidential environment. The intent is to minimize the destructive emotional aftermath of sexual abuse and to rebuild the life and belief system of the survivor.

Population(s) Served

Provides a child-friendly, safe and neutral location in which law enforcement and Child
Protective Service investigators may conduct forensic interviews with children who are
victims of sexual and physical abuse and neglect. Our Counselor-Advocates provide comprehensive services to support child survivors and their non-offending family members using a trauma-informed, evidence-based approach.

Population(s) Served

Provides a safe and supervised home-like location for families who have children in foster, kinship, or dual care to visit their children. Provides visit coaching to families to enhance relationships and increase support. Also provides supervised custody exchange and parent education workshops.

Population(s) Served

Sacks Thrift Store helps fund Help Center, Inc. programs through community donations of quality items. They also provide vouchers to community members in need of basic items.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) 2021

American Association of Suicidology 2004

Contact USA 2007

National Children’s Alliance 2017

Affiliations & memberships

Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Number of direct care staff who received training in trauma informed care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Emergency responders

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Trauma informed care for providers, including gatekeeper training and other crisis response training.

Total number of counseling sessions performed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Victims of crime and abuse, Victims of disaster, Students, People with diseases and illnesses

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Hours of free mental health counseling (each session is generally an hour) through our intern program at Help Center211 and to survivors of sexual assault and child abuse/neglect through.

Number of referrals to resources offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Victims of disaster, Victims of crime and abuse, Veterans

Related Program

Help Center 211

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of referrals given over the phone, using our 211 resource database

Number of crisis hotline calls answered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people, Victims of crime and abuse, Victims of disaster, People with psychosocial disabilities

Related Program

Help Center 211

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of volunteer service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, Students

Related Program

Help Center 211

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Volunteer hours on the crisis lines, making outbound calls for seniors and home bound individuals and resource management for our 211 resource database.

Hours of supervised visitation provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children, Caregivers, Parents

Related Program

​Hearts & Homes Family Resource Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Visitation and visit coaching hours for families who have been separated.

Number of child victims of abuse and neglect who have been supported through investigation, prosecution, and/or treatment.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Victims of crime and abuse, Caregivers, Families

Related Program

Gallatin County Child Advocacy Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Financials

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Help Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/15/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Stacey Lyons

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/23/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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Female, Not transgender (cisgender)

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