Bozeman Health Deaconess Regional Medical Center (248)


Welcome to the Trauma Survivor Network at Bozeman Health. In alignment with our mission to improve community health and quality of life, we hope that you will find this to be a valuable resource as you heal after experiencing trauma.

Bozeman Health is an integrated health care delivery system serving an eleven-county region. As a nonprofit organization, governed by a volunteer community board of directors, we are the largest private employer in Gallatin County, with more than 2,600 employees, including 270 medical providers representing a broad spectrum of medical and surgical specialties. Bozeman Health operates two medical centers, Bozeman Health Deaconess Regional Medical Center and Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center.

The main hospital campus, in Bozeman, is a Level III verified trauma center with 24-hour availability to the trauma team, anesthesia, OR, interventional radiology, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, lab and radiology departments. Big Sky Medical Center is a verified trauma receiving facility, prepared to assess, treat, stabilize or transport trauma patients.

Bozeman Health Trauma Service works diligently to review the trauma cases from Bozeman and Big Sky in order to improve care and provide injury prevention education to reduce the injury volume in our region.

 Our goal is that through the Trauma Survivor Network resources, that patients and families have access to continued support while healing and recovering.

Please check out the list of resources and upcoming events, and feel free to reach out to us with any questions. 

TSN Coordinator


Allison Hugus
Email Coordinator

915 Highland Blvd Suite 2150
Bozeman, Montana, 59715

work: 406-414-5836

[email protected]


Upcoming Programs & Events

NextSteps Online

Ongoing The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. based on the principles of self-management. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life. Learn more here.

Virtual TSN Support Groups

Join other survivors of physical injury during these 90 minutes virtual support group sessions led by Trauma Survivor network coordinators across the country. Reach out or check out the link for registration information.
Contact Person
Allison Hugus 
Email: [email protected]

Brain Injury Alliance of Montana

This program strives to bring support, advocacy, community engagement and prevention for brain injury and those affected by brain injury. There are various events and support groups around the state, check out the website for more information.

Contact Person
Brain Injury Alliance of Montana 
Email: [email protected]



Community Resources

Brain Injury Alliance of Montana

The Brain Injury Alliance of Montana Strives to support, advocate, and research, and prevent brain injury in Montana. They have many resources to support those impacted by brain injury.

MonTech Equipment

MonTech is a program that provides support, technology, and services to improve quality of life for Montanan’s living with disabilities.

Concussion Resource Center-Bozeman

The Concussion Resource Center has an expansive offering of in person and virtual programs and education for those who have had a concussion.

Eagle Mount Bozeman

Eagle Mount is a non-profit organization that serves to provide people living with disability or cancer, the opportunity participates in various recreational activities, including equestrian sports.

Carol Staben Burroughs Counseling

Counseling service located in Bozeman with a specialty in trauma recovery and PTSD.

Ridgeline Counseling-Bozeman

Ridgeline Counseling offers counseling services and support groups geared toward trauma and loss in the Gallatin Valley.

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon offers resources and support to family members and friends of someone who struggles with problem drinking or substance abuse.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous provides support and resources for people who struggle with a drinking problem or substance abuse. Confidential group meetings are available throughout the United States and Canada. Use the online locator to find the group and times that meet nearest you.

Americans with Disabilities Act National Network

The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” ADA specialists help families address complex questions on a wide range of ADA topics such as reasonable accommodations at work, building codes for new construction projects, accessible housing, and transitioning from school to work. ADA specialists also address questions about other disability laws, such as the Fair Housing Act, the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act, and the Rehabilitation Act.

American Chronic Pain Association

Since 1980, the ACPA has offered peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals. The information and tools on this site can help you to better understand your pain and work more effectively with your health care team toward a higher quality of life.

Family Caregiver Alliance

The Family Caregiver Alliance addresses the needs of family and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. It provides support, information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving. These include online support and resources, navigators to help locate support services by state, and the National Center on Caregiving which unites research, policy, and practice to develop cost-effective programs for caregivers. Click the link to find out more about how FCA could help you or your family.

Hope After Head Injury

Hope After Head Injury exists to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury in their life, whether going through the experience themselves or caring for a loved one. They understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. Through the voices of brain injury survivors and caregivers they provide awareness, encouragement, and hope. Click the link to learn more about Hope After Head Injury.

National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD offers national resources for trauma survivors and families, which includes information about PTSD, resources such as the PTSD Coach Online, and videos from other survivors and professionals.

National Center for Victims of Crime

The National Center for Victims of Crimes 1. Advocates for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims, 2. Provides Education, Training, and Evaluation, and 3. Serves as a Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims’ Issues. This website helps survivors and families find local assistance, learn about crime and its effects, and browse resources to help victims of crime to rebuild their lives.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. For assistance, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), TTY: 1-800-799-4889. The Crisis Text Line is: 741741

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

If you have gone through a traumatic experience, it is normal to feel emotions such as distress, fear, helplessness, guilt, shame, or anger. If these symptoms don’t go away over time, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Visit this website from Mental Health America to find out about PTSD and ways you can help yourself or a family member who may be suffering from PTSD.

The Substance Abuse and National Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline

(SAMHSA) This helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. The SAMHSA website also offers a treatment locator to identify local mental health providers. For assistance, call 1-800-662-HELP, TTY: 1-800-487-4889, or visit the link.

United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers, and professionals. Its goal is to provide people living with SCI/D with active lifestyle information, peer support, advocacy, and services that maximize their independence and enable them to remain active in their communities. Visit the website for more information.

Victim Connect Resource Center

The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately. As a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, it combines: a telephone-based helpline, online chat, online information, and service referrals

Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. The Child Mind Institute has prepared free trauma resources to aid parents, educators, and other adults in talking to children and adolescents about potentially traumatic events and identifying those who might benefit from more focused professional attention.

National Alliance for Grieving Children

The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. The NAGC is a nationwide network to promote best practices, education, and critical resources to support the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This network provides resources and education about Trauma-Informed Care and how trauma impacts children and families.

Teen Line

Call 1-800-852-8336 or Text “TEEN” to 839863 TEEN LINE was created in 1980 by a group of mental health professionals who, through their personal work with teenagers, realized that a more inclusive approach to adolescent mental health was needed. After extensive research and consultation, TEEN LINE – a teen-to-teen hotline with community outreach services – was born.

Child Life on Call

A resource for parents or health care professionals to help with navigating difficult healthcare situations for pediatric patients.

Child Mind Institute-Helping Children Cope after a Traumatic Incident

Tips for helping children cope after a traumatic event or injury.