Jean Behr has the sweetest laugh, the best smile and the most beautiful red hair. Her laugh populates just about every story she tells, and her kindness is apparent in a board meeting, at her food truck and through an iPhone.
Women In Action
Women In Action (WIA) is providing every Ophir Elementary, Lone Peak High School, Discovery Academy and Morningstar Learning Center teacher, administrator and support staff member a wellness card, worth up to $100, to be redeemed at Big Sky Fitness Fusion, Moving Mountains, Santosha Wellness Center, Lone Peak Performance or OZssage Therapeutic S
There will soon be a door to open. A consistent place to go for help. It is a huge deal when research becomes action; when an initiative becomes a partnership. A recent announcement at the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues event means that the residents of Big Sky will soon have access to increased behavioral health services.
Fifteen years ago, nine women with a big dream became a force for good in Big Sky. Women in Action (WIA) was established as a grassroots nonprofit to help meet an assortment of community needs. Through WIA, scholarships are now available so children from working families in Big Sky can go to camps.
Women In Action (WIA)’s waitlist is about to be no more. Heidi McKinley, human development clinic director who partners with WIA to get counselors to Big Sky, is happy to finally see two interns making the commute.
The recent marathon resort tax allocation meeting was the perfect crash course in “Big Sky 101” for Women In Action’s new executive director, Jean Behr. She’d been at the job for less than a month, and what better way to learn how Big Sky works than a combined meeting of all the nonprofits and organizations?