The Help Center is a 24 hour Crisis Hotline and Referral Service, nationally accredited by Contact USA and the Alliance for Information and Referral Systems. As a member of the American Association of Suicidology, we are part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network (1-800-273-TALK). We are also a member of the Montana 211 coalition which provides referrals for human services throughout the state. We accept calls from a variety of clientele with issues ranging from suicidality, depression/anxiety to relationship/family problems. Our extensive database of resource information allows us to give appropriate referrals to inquirers on the hotline.
Help Center, Inc. Programs:
Telephone Scam: (December 2018)
We've been made aware of telemarketing phone calls coming from a variety of different phone numbers, claiming to be the Help Center and trying to sell medical equipment. The Help Center does not call anyone seeking money or selling services or products. If you receive such a phone call, please consider reporting it to your local police and phone company.
Upcoming Volunteer Training
Interested in becoming a Help Center volunteer? We have training coming up in February. Apply and learn more>
ASIST Training March 9th & 10th
Register for the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. Register and learn more>
Help Center Director Retires
Our Director, Wendy Visscher, retired after 44 years of service to the Help Center. Read more about Wendy, her life and legacy HERE.
Thanks to over 60 donors, we are 1/7 of the way to our goal! Help us reach 1,000 people to donate $44, in honor of Wendy Visscher's 44 years of service!:) Donate Here
We are Hiring for the following position:
Area Mental Health Professionals:
Coming soon! Enroll in the new 2019 database in January. Return to this site and get your practice in our database at that time. You will also have the option to sign up for answering services.
2017 Annual Report
Download our 2017 Annual Report to learn how we are helping our community!
"My friend wouldn't be here if not for the Help Center."
“I am incredibly thankful that someone was on the other end of the line to talk me through my depression. Thank you, Help Center.”
“You people are like a lighthouse in a dark stormy sea.”
“Dear Help Center,
THANK YOU for taking the time to visit with our participants. You are all SO wonderful at holding comfortable space for people. The Help Center is the most valuable/important resource in our community and I cannot thank you enough for your hearts and service. Remember to take care of yourselves!
Loads of love from Big Sky Youth Empowerment to you & your team – Kayla”