Gratitude in Action

Big Sky Country Cares

The Gratitude in Action Foundation (GIA) is a nonprofit organization located in the Southside of Billings, with a Mission to promote recovery and sober living by creating a community that empowers men and women the opportunity to become self-supporting. Our Vision is that everyone ready to commit to sober living will have support for their journey.

GIA strives to help alleviate poverty and improve the lives of families and individuals within our community by providing an affordable place to shop with high quality gently used clothing, furniture, home decor, books, and housewares. We provide a step up out of homelesseness by providing clothing and job skills to men and women in early recovery. GIA also supports and funds Ignatia’s House, which is committed to providing a safe, well-structured living environment as an effective transition program from active alcoholism and chemical dependency. We offer a place to feel human again, establish a disciplined life, re-gain and maintain a strong program of sobriety and recovery, while experiencing the relational support necessary to sustain a sober existence. Our hope is that no one will ever be denied a safe place to recovery because they are unable to afford it.

Over the last five years, GIA Sober Living has:

  • Provided assistance to 1,642 members
  • Helped members achieve 116,000 days of sober living
  • Helped over 1,300 members attain employment and/or self-sufficiency
  • Saved the Billings community over $4 million

We are excited to announce our new program, Prosper, that will be launching in June. This program will have four distinct elements and will work best for those that want to help themselves. Prosper Life will give the basic skills needed for beneficiaries to solve their own problems and to function well in society. Prosper Work will give beneficiaries training so that they can access jobs that start at $17.50 an hour or higher. Prosper Home and Prosper Health provide the knowledge and tools to access housing, medical care, and dental care. Prosper will have coaches, case managers, and recovery peer specialists to support beneficiaries as they progress.

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