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ROOTS FAMILY COLLABORATIVE

Support. Connect. Grow.

Bozeman, MT   |  www.rootsfamilycollaborative.com

Mission

Roots Family Collaborative is dedicated to nurturing families in the Gallatin Valley on their journey from pregnancy to parenthood by providing accessible and affordable postpartum support, opportunities to connect with other new parents and guidance in navigating resources in our community.

Ruling year info

2017

Director

Suzanne Bendick

Main address

1716 W. Main St, #8D

Bozeman, MT 59715 USA

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EIN

81-4604049

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

No one was meant to parent alone. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what has brought you to this journey, it is safe to say that making the leap from pregnancy to parenthood isn't always easy. With the current gap in postpartum care and the constant demands of caring for a new baby, parents are often isolated, exhausted, and overwhelmed. 1 in 7 mothers and 1 in 10 fathers will suffer from some form of depression during pregnancy and/or the postpartum period. We all know someone whose life has been affected by the added stress of a new baby, and may not have known how to help or where to turn. Support during pregnancy and the postpartum period is not a luxury, it is a necessary part of growing a family. Every family deserves support.

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?

Blossom Mom

Blossom Mom is a welcoming and nurturing space for moms with babies of all ages, all stages who wish to connect on the joys and challenges of parenthood while gaining wisdom from other mothers on the journey. Join us for a morning of connection, compassion and love in this bi-weekly support group.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Families

Moms Like Me is a powerful, multi-dimensional event to raise awareness, lessen shame, and provide resources and information about the postpartum experience. Many mothers and families feel alone during this major life transition. The goal of Moms Like Me is to change that - to air the laundry, so to speak - so that parents everywhere will look around and feel, "yes, me too. I am not alone, we are not alone." Across the nation, people are starting to break the silence about the challenges of the postpartum period and Moms Like Me creates a safe space for healing, a place for connection, and a bridge to local resources. This is an annual event featuring storytelling and an expert panel.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Families

​Grief, when shared becomes a lighter load to bear. Stories, when told in a safe space, are empowering and healing. Babies' names, when spoken are remembered forever. The goal for this group is to create a safe space to move through and honor your unique journey and use the power of community for healing. This group is for any loss, at any stage of pregnancy through the first year of life.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Parents

re:born is for anyone who has been touched by the birth of another human being, including mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandmothers, grandfathers, even friends, as we know that the collective human experience is better off when shared. The goal for re:born is to provide a safe space for healing by sharing real stories of the transformative effects that birth and the postpartum period has on our bodies, physically and emotionally. It is our hope that our community will feel empowered by having the opportunity to share a vulnerable, intimate, and authentic story to help connect them to the greater human experience.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Adults

Roots Wellness Guide provides information to families in need of support during pregnancy and new parenthood. This guide connects you to reliable and professional resources and community offerings that add value to the mental, emotional, and physical experience of the perinatal period, or the time before and after a baby is born. We also hope to shed light on the vast experiences of postpartum mood disorders and normalize a discussion on this topic and encourage the growth and improvement of community resources to better support families. Find the Roots Wellness Guide online at https://www.rootsfamilycollaborative.com/resources

Population(s) Served
Parents
Adults

Mindful Mamas is a two hour workshop aimed to help mamas and mamas-to-be integrate the 'old' self with the 'new' self. In this two hour workshop attendees will have the chance to connect with others, laugh about partners (even though we all know you love them), kids and even do some yoga. Attendees can expect to do the following: renew through meditation learn various mindfulness exercise that can be practiced at home identify emotion through movement reconnect to the body through yoga share experiences with fellow moms.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Women and girls

At Roots Family Collaborative we believe that getting outside is vital to a new parent's health and well-being. Not only does it provide a change of scenery which can be so desperately needed, but connecting with nature helps us get in touch with our humanity. Join us as we get together to explore the trails around Bozeman with no judgement and no expectations. Strap a baby on your back, let your toddler smell the flowers, turn around whenever you like! ​

Population(s) Served
Parents
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

Awards

20 Under 40 - Suzanne Bendick 2019

Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Financials

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ROOTS FAMILY COLLABORATIVE

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Flora McCormick

Kerry Williams

Suzanne Bendick

Lexi Newhall

Flora McCormick

Liza Brumbach

Amanda Kilty

Sean Hill

Kayte Kaminski

Alice Rochette

Jaime Schon

Alyssa Lundquist

Ali Schweitzer

Jennifer Dunn

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/2/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability