Montana State University

Diversity Awareness Office

Montana State University
P.O. Box 170545
Bozeman, MT 59717-0545

Tel: (406) 994-5801
Fax: (406) 994-5848
E-mail: diversityawareness@montana.edu
Location:
Strand Union Building Room 368

Program Manager:

Ariel Donohue

Counseling and Psychological Services

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173180
Bozeman, MT 59717-3180

Tel: (406) 994-4531
Fax: (406) 994-2485
Location: 211 Swingle

24-hr community crisis help line (after business hours)
(406) 586-3333

CPS Diversity Coordinator:

Mariah Hill

Local and State Resources

Legal
Outreach/Awareness
Sexual Health
Social
Advocacy/Activism
Support Group/Network

Legal

ACLU of Montana
Mission: Defending the civil liberties of all Montanans.
Location: Helena, MT 59624
Work Phone: 406-459-1114
Website: www.aclumontana.org

Outreach/Awareness

AIDS Outreach
Mission: Dedicated to supporting people affected by HIV and AIDS, preventing new infections and educating the community.
Location: Bozeman, MT 59771-1276
Work Phone: 406-451-5718
Website: http://www.aidsoutreachmt.org/

Bridgercare
Mission: Bridger Clinic is committed to providing reproductive and related health care in a setting that respects the dignity, well-being and privacy of each individual.
Location: 300 N Willson Ave # 2001, Bozeman, MT
Work Phone: 406-587-0681
Website: http://www.bridgercare.org/

Montana Gay Men’s Task Force
Mission: To provide sensitive, appropriate, and comprehensive health messages and interventions aimed at improving the overall health of gay and bisexual men in Montana
Website: http://www.mtgayhealth.org/

NATIONAL COALITION BUILDING INSTITUTE
Mission: The Montana Safe Schools Coalition provides training and support to schools, educators, and concerned community members around preventing anti-gay bullying and harassment. This includes skill building, resources, and policy support.
Location: Missoula, MT 59802
Work Phone: 406-541-6891
Website: http://www.ncbimissoula.org/

Sexual Health

MONTANA GAY MEN’S TASK FORCE
Mission: Working to provide sensitive, appropriate and comprehensive health messages and interventions aimed at improving the overall health of gay & bisexual men in Montana. Our vision is to help gay men create lives for themselves worth protecting with bold and fearless conviction.
Location: PO Box 7984, Missoula, MT 59807
Work Phone: 406-829-8075
Website: http://www.mtgayhealth.org/resources/

WELL LIVES PROJECT
Mission: Provide free and anonymous HIV testing to Helena area gay and bisexual men.
Location: Helena, MT 59601
Work Phone: 406-461-1001

Social

MONTANA PRIDE NETWORK
Mission: To create annual statewide events honoring cultural diversity and community, with political, educational, and social activities which celebrate unity and promote safety.
Location: Butte, MT
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Montana-Pride-Network/213190318783353?fref=photo

WESTERN MONTANA GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY CENTER
Mission: In Montana, where opportunities to socialize with other GLBTIQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer) people are few, a Community Center is a valuable resource. After much work by a task force made up of many of people, The Western Montana Community Center (The Center) opened in Missoula, Montana October 11, 1999. The Center supports the work of all community members to create & sustain a healthy community in Western Montana. The Center strives to: (1) Provide opportunities for both formal and informal interaction among members of the GLBTIQ community of Montana. (2) Offer safe and accessible facilities for educational, social and other community events. (3) Serve as a resource to provide information for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer members and visitors to Missoula and Western Montana. (4) The Center will support education, advocate for social justice and facilitate communication within the whole community of Western Montana.
Location: 127 N. Higgins Ave, Suite 202, Missoula, MT 59802
Work Phone: 406-543-2224
Website: www.gaymontana.org

Advocacy/Activism

Gallatin Valley Human Rights Task Force
Mission: The health of any environment depends on diversity. The Gallatin Valley Human Rights Task Force works to make our community a better place for everyone – where we’re judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin.
Location: Bozeman, MT 59715
Work Phone: 406-581-3254

Montana Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Mission: MCADS is a statewide coalition of individuals and organizations working together to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, public education, public policy, and program development. Our mission is to support and facilitate networking among our member organizations while advocating for social change in Montana.
Location: Helena, MT 59624
Work Phone: 406-443-7794
Website: http://mcadsv.com/about/

Montana Department of Public Health & Human
Services - HIV/STD Prevention Programs
Mission: MT DPHHS HIV/STD Prevention Programs
Location: Helena, MT 59620
Work Phone: 406-444-3565
Website: http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/hivstd/

Montana Equality Now
Mission: Our Mission, through political action, advocacy, and education, is to create a more positive environment for Montana’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning community to thrive in our beloved state. Our strategy is to support and create direct political action to change the legal, social, and political status of L.G.B.T.Q.Q.I. persons in the state of Montana, while avoiding overlap with existing organizations. When applicable to our mission for the betterment of Montanans, our organization will support the actions of other advocacy and education organizations both locally and nationally. We commit to use any and all resources and opportunities to secure equality for all persons regardless of race, creed, color, nationality, gender identity, biological sex, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental ability, religion, education, and political affiliation before the State of Montana and the United States of America.
Location: Missoula, MT 59801
Work Phone: 406-471-3581
Website: http://mtequalitynow.wordpress.com/

Montana Human Rights Network
Mission: The Montana Human Rights Network is a multi-issue social justice organization that organizes to promote the democratic values of equality, justice, and pluralism.
Location: Helena, MT 59624
Work Phone: 406-442-5506
Website: www.mhrn.org

Support Group/Network

GALLATIN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
Gallatin Mental Health Center works with insurance and works with a sliding-fee scale.
Location: 699 Farmhouse Lane, Bozeman, MT
Phone: 406-556-6500
Website: http://www.gallatinmentalhealth.org/

GAY/BI MEN’S DISCUSSION GROUP
An 8 week group for men to discuss and explore dating, relationships, coming out, mental health, community, substance use, being healthy and much more.  Call to join the next group.
Phone: 406-539-8890
CONTACT: Laura Mentch 
Website: dgsma.wordpress.com

HAMILTON PFLAG
Mission: To promote the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families, and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
Location: Hamilton, MT 59840
Work Phone: 406-363-7656
Website: http://pflaghamiltonbitterroot.org/

HIV/AIDS SUPPORT GROUP
Provides a safe place to talk for those living with HIV/AIDS.
CONTACT: AIDS Outreach
Phone: 406-451-5718
Email: info@AIDSOutreachMT.org

JAVA Q
A social gathering at the International Coffee Traders, at 7pm every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of the month while MSU is in session.
Location: 720 S. 10th Avenue in Bozeman, MT 59715
CONTACT: QSA  qsa-msu@googlegroups.com

PINK ESSENCE
Mission: Social support and outreach for transgender individuals and transgender safety awareness.
Location: Belgrade, MT, 59714
Website: www.pinkessence.com/group/Montana
Blog: www.pinkessence.com/profile/KyndraAlanisNevin

 

 

For a printable list of these resources, email diversityawareness@montana.edu.